Semester normally offered: Fall 2022 Online
This course surveys the causes and expressions of the Arab-Israeli conflict over the Holy Land from its roots prior to the First World War until recent times, as well as the major efforts to bring about its peaceful resolution. As it progresses chronologically, the class will consider conflicting narratives and examine the religious, nationalist, interstate, social, and international dimensions of the conflict. Discussions are based on graphic presentations and an analysis of key documents.
Recordings will be made available for this course.
Middle East Politics
Middle East History
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
identify the major protagonists in the conflict and their primary motivation;
present key stages in the evolution of Arab-Israeli Conflict;
analyze the major causes of the conflict and assess their relative importance;
assess major claims made by the various parties;
locate major obstacles to peace; and
suggest possible ways in which to reduce or resolve the conflict.
*Note that field studies are not included for JUC Online courses.