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POLI 2451 France and the Muslim World (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Colonies, migrations, wars, world cups and terrorism... For over two centuries, the French Republic (and Empire) has had a complex and occasionally tormented relationship with Islam and the Muslim world. The exchange of ideas, politics—and populations—has transformed all parties involved. At times serving as a beacon of freedom and enlightenment, at other times France's relationship with its citizens of Muslim origin and its Mediterranean neighbors has been fraught with tensions. This course will examine these relationships through political science texts and with the aid of films and novels.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jonathan Laurence

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 16-Feb-16