Units of Study

HSTY2607 - Approaches to the Arab Israeli Conflict

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Helen Dunstan

Description

This unit of study will provide students with a grounding in the historical context of and reasons for conflict in Israel/Palestine. It will enable them to identify the causes of conflict and attempted avenues for peace, as well as making them aware of the politicised nature of much of the scholarship on the region. The unit commences in the Ottoman period and traces the rival of aspirations of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, as well as the geopoitical dimensions of the conflict.The unit will enable students to gain detachment from the dominant narratives about the issues so they are equipped to form their own judgements.

Assessments

1x3500 word essay (50%), 1x1 hour exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points in History, Arabic and Islamic Studies, or Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies.

Prohibitions

JCTC2008, GOVT2772

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