JUDAIC 317 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Fall 2011, Section 001 - Israeli Politics
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Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge about Israel by exploring Israel's contemporary political system and society. The first part of the course will include a short historical introduction to the creation of Israeli democracy, institutional structures, domestic political actors and the impact of social cleavages (ethnic, religious, and national) on Israeli political processes. The second part of the course will focus upon recent developments, including conflict-related politics, political economy, civil society organizations and religious fundamentalisms.

Students will read scholarly materials, but will also regularly engage with other sources: electronic journalism, new media, photography, prose, and film.

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Students will be required to submit written responses/analyses of contemporary sources on a bi-weekly basis.

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JUDAIC 317 - Topics in Judaic Studies
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001 (REC)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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