Middlebury

FYSE1383

Muslim Politics in the West

“The Muslim” — Politics and Perceptions in the West*
In this course, we explore constructions of “the Muslim” in “the West” by discussing the following topics: the history of Muslim migration to the West; portrayals of Muslims by Western writers and media; Muslims voices about their place in Western societies; the extent of anti-Muslim sentiments throughout the West; and contemporary political conflicts such as those surrounding the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh in the Netherlands, the Danish cartoon controversy, and the banning of veils in France. 3 hrs. sem./disc.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP CW

Sections

Fall 2012

FYSE1383A-F12 Seminar (Bleich)