Jun 16, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 267 - Race and Immigration in Europe

This course will explore the way that questions of race have shaped European society and politics, as well as the ways that immigration has created the uneasily multi-cultural Europe that we know today. We will explore topics such as the origins of immigration policy in interwar Europe, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, race and empire, post-colonial immigration from Africa and Asia, the place of Islam in European society, the emergence of anti-immigration political movements on the extreme right, and we will end the course with a discussion of the current migration crisis in Europe and the connections between European xenophobia and “Brexit.” In addition to our readings of leading scholars in this field, we will engage with historical documents, literature, and film, as well as with contemporary European news coverage. Can count towards “Colonization and Empire,” or “Race and Indigeneity,” or “Europe” fields.  Alternate years. (4 Credits)