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Fall 2018-2019
* HIS 438 / NES 448 (HA)   na, npdf

History of Palestine/Israel

Max D. Weiss


This seminar explores the history of modern Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict, from the late nineteenth century through the early 2000s. Our focus will be on reading a range of primary sources as well as engaging with scholarly debates. Topics covered include: the origins of Zionism and early Zionist colonization; the rise of Palestinian nationalism; the British Mandate; the war of 1948; regional aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict; the 1967 war and the occupation; Israeli and Palestinian politics, literature and popular culture; the involvement of the United States; and, strategies for reconciliation and peacemaking.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
150-200 pages of reading/week. Midterm paper and final research paper. In-class presentation.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
International Travel Required
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Previous coursework in Middle East history is assumed and will be required. A week-long class trip to Palestine/Israel over fall break is a required component of the course..

Other information:
This course is by application only. Please e-mail for application. Deadline is April 20.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21467 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   McCormick Hall   103   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed