Program Details

Topics to be covered include education and Islam in the Ottoman Empire; Turkish educational reforms following World War I; and more recent controversies, such as the headscarf ban at universities and attempts to curb the proliferation of Islamic education
Location:
Ankara, Turkey
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
A unique learning experience for undergraduate and master’s-level students interested in the connection between faith, politics, and education. The first half of the course will chart both Turkey’s long and illustrious Islamic past and its transition to secularism in the early twentieth century, all through the lens of education. The second half of the course will explore current debates between Islamists and secularists regarding the place of religion in Turkish society and, in particular, Turkish education.

Topics to be covered include education and Islam in the Ottoman Empire; Turkish educational reforms following World War I; and more recent controversies, such as the headscarf ban at universities and attempts to curb the proliferation of Islamic educational institutions.

The program fee includes UM tuition, UM $250 Study abroad fee, printed materials, housing, some transportation within Turkey, and dinner on 5 of the 15 nights. Not included: International airfare, lunch everyday, dinner on 10 of the 15 nights, some in-city transportation, and any personal expenses
Setting Description:
The program is based in Istanbul, with excursions to Edirne and Konya.

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