Germany, Berlin

Islam and Muslims in Europe: Controversies, Actors, and Movements

when 21 July 2018 - 18 August 2018
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 1100

In recent years, Islam has increasingly become the subject of public debate and discourse in the Western World as well as a core research topic in various disciplines in the social sciences. This course will take an in-depth look at Muslims and Islam in Europe and will analyze and discuss the present condition of Muslims living in Europe from a socio-anthropological perspective. In order to do so, Islam will first be introduced from a general perspective. The first sessions of the course will provide a review of theories of cultural difference and secularism. Having established this theoretical lens, the following sessions will look at various public discourses regarding Islam and Muslims in Europe. Here issues such as Islam-state relations, gender aspects, and everyday religious practices of Muslims in Europe will be closely examined, accompanied by a critical analysis of particular public controversies regarding Islam. To get a good insight, various excursions will be made.

Course leader

Fatih Abay

Target group

open to everybody

Credits info


20% Attendance, Participation
30% Presentation, Discussion Papers
50% Take-Home Exam

Fee info

EUR 1100: Tuition
EUR 250: Program fee