AN EXAMINATION OF MIDDLE EASTERN COMMUNITIES IN EUROPE
Taught in English
On this six-week, two-credit program, students learn to critically analyze the political debates about Muslims and Islam in Europe and about refugees and immigrants from the Middle East. Students will learn the impact of Turkish inhabitants and culture in Germany in order to examine the shifting political landscape of Turkish-German identities and between Europe and the Middle East. The Arab experience in Europe will also be explored from the vantage point of North African communities as well as more recent arrivals from Syria and the Middle East.PROGRAM FAST FACTS
Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: July 3 to August 14, 2018
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Academic Theme(s): The Middle East in Europe, Politics and Culture, Public Policy, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Credit Type: Duke Credit
Eligibility: No prerequisites. Knowledge of German is not required. Non-Duke students are welcome to apply.
Duke Affiliation: Duke Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
GEO Advisor: Alayne Wood
All participants enroll in two courses, each offering one Duke credit. No pass/fail option or auditing is permitted for either course.
- AMES 380SA/GSF 323SA/ICS 278SA/CULANTH 382SA/RELIGION 382SA
Transnational Muslims in Germany: Politics of Migration, Religion, and Culture
(CZ, SS, CCI, EI) 1.0 credit
Instructor: Dr. Banu Gökariksel
This course will critically analyze the political debates about Muslims and Islam in Europe that often cast them as a “security threat” or a “problem” of failed integration. We will trace the geographical production of Muslim subjects through transnational flows, networks, and imaginaries.
- AMES 381SA/PUBPOL 386SA/HISTORY 378SA/ICS 225SA
Geopolitics and Culture between Europe and the Middle East
(CZ, CCI) 1.0 credit
Instructor: Professor Erdag Göknar
Through current events, policy papers, historic documents, documentaries, and literature we will survey the changing geopolitical context of nations, states, and communities between Europe and the Middle East. Applying an interdisciplinary framework, discussions will focus on the politics and representations of nationalism, identity, ethnicity, gender, and religion.
The program includes weekly activities in the city, as well as excursions to other German and European cities such as Hamburg, Leipzig, and Amsterdam. Other activities will include visits with immigration NGOs and organizations as well as guest speakers.
HOUSING & MEALS
You’ll share apartments with kitchen facilities with other program participants in groups of 2-4 students per apartment. Apartments are located in central Berlin. You will cook your own meals in the apartments, and eat local food at nearby restaurants and cafés. Some group meals will also be part of the program.
Estimates are based on previous years’ programs and the current exchange rate. All costs are subject to change.
The program fee for this program includes:
- Some meals
- International SOS Coverage
- Program-sponsored activities and excursions
- On-site orientation program
- Internet and wifi access
What is not included?
Use the following list to assist with budgeting for expenses outside the program fee. This list contains common examples but should not be considered exhaustive.
- Some meals
- On-site accident and health insurance policy
- Out-of-pocket medical expenses
- Visa and/or residency permit (if needed)
- Textbooks and class materials
- Mobile phone or cell phone plan for Europe
- Independent travel and entertainment
- Items of a personal nature
Duke students receiving institutional need-based grant aid are eligible for aid for this program; work-study funds are converted to grants. Students are individually responsible for making the necessary arrangements with the Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support and the Duke Bursar’s Office.
Non-Duke students are not eligible to receive financial aid at Duke and should contact their home institutions for financial aid information.
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