The Question of Palestine/Israel (1882-1967)
Unit code : MEST10042
Credit rating : 20
Teaching period(s) : Semester 2
On successful completion of this course participants should have developed;
(1) skills for critical analysis of one of the world’s most covered political conflicts;
(2) general understanding of main processes in the formation of the 20th Century Middle East;
(3) foundational ability to apply the acquired knowledge to broader Middle Eastern histories as well as to regional and meta-regional themes (such as the phenomenon of modern nationalism).
On completion of this unit successful participants should;
(1) reach a primary level of factual knowledge in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict;
(2) be able to discuss and analyse the development of the conflict;
(3) comprehend the principal narratives of its protagonists involved and
(4) be able to comment in an informed manner on a range of controversies surrounding this conflict.
The foundational knowledge acquired is essential for any position in the private or public sector that deals with Israel/Palestine and helpful for any work that relates to the Middle East due to the centrality of the question to the region.
Written assignment (inc essay):40%
This course unit provides an introduction to causes, consequences and controversies associated with the emergence, development and consolidation of the conflict in Palestine/Israel from 1882 until the 1967 war.
Lectures - 22 hours
Tutorials - 11 hours
2 hours lectures per week
1 hour seminar per week
Primary sources and lecture notes are in blackboard