MIDEAST 391 - Humanities Topics in Middle East Studies
Fall 2022, Section 005 - Jews and Arabs in the Holy Land
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one previous course in Middle East studies. Students should not elect the same topic twice.
May be elected twice for credit.
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This course examines Arab-Jewish relations from the late nineteenth century to present in a contested land--a land known as Israel to some and as Palestine to others. It traces the development of this century-old relationship and how it has been shaped by issues such as subjectivity (who are we), perception (how are we seen), power and powerlessness, immigration, and violent conflict. Our discussions illuminate the political, cultural, and religious background against which Arab-Jewish relations have developed and transformed. We cultivate a critical appreciation for the historical complexities of the dynamic relations between both parties by examining the different narratives provided by Jews/Israelis and Arabs/Palestinians. Throughout the course, we scrutinize historical sources that describe both conflict and peaceful coexistence in the “Holy Land” and the Middle East. Course requirements include weekly comments on the readings, two longer papers, and a final exam.


MIDEAST 391 - Humanities Topics in Middle East Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets-with MIDEAST 595.001 and COMPLIT 434.001
002 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets-with MIDEAST 595.002 and AAS 358.011
003 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets-with JUDAIC 318.002
004 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Judaic-homed course: JUDAIC 318
005 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Judaic-homed course: JUDAIC 318

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