MENAS 244 - The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS)
Department: LSA II: Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

For over a hundred years Arabs and Jews have engaged in what is arguably the modern world's most embittered, intractable dispute. This course assesses the origins, dynamics, and the amazing, chameleon-like persistence of the conflict. How did the Arab-Zionist rivalry begin? What historical, legal, and moral arguments does each side marshal to justify its position? What has been the role of the United States? How are ISIS and regional upheavals likely to affect the conflict? Will it ever end?

This course welcomes students who have no knowledge of the conflict, students who already know a good deal, and all those who fall between these poles. It considers a great variety of viewpoints and interpretations in inclusive, sympathetic fashion. The goal is to develop a non-partisan, balanced, comprehensive, and intellectual understanding of this too often emotional conflict. If you can't achieve such an understanding at one of the world's great universities, you're unlikely to achieve it anyplace else.

Class Format:

2 lectures and one section meeting per week.

MENAS 244 - The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
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23129
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
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23132
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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23135
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
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23138
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
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23141
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
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23144
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
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23147
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
010 (DIS)
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23222
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
011 (DIS)
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23802
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
012 (DIS)
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23805
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
013 (DIS)
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23808
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
014 (DIS)
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24049
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
015 (DIS)
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24052
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
016 (DIS)
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24055
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
017 (DIS)
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29443
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
018 (DIS)
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29446
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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