Course Description

This study abroad course will explore the challenges facing contemporary Europe in regards to Muslim minority and immigrant populations. Students will visit Athens, Malmö, Copenhagen, Aarhus, London, and Paris. Students will meet with scholars, journalists, Muslim and Christian leaders, and politicians. Among the questions that students will consider from an ethical perspective: How have European countries dealt with the economic, cultural, religious, and humanitarian challenges posed by the influx of Muslim migrants and refugees? What are the advantages and disadvantages of multicultural and assimilationist immigration policies? What can we learn from the political mobilization against Muslim minorities currently occurring in many European countries? How do Muslims fit (or not fit) into various constructions of national European identities?