HISTORY 244 - The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

For over a hundred years Arabs and Jews have engaged in the modern world's most embittered, intractable dispute. This conflict has engendered five interstate wars and innumerable low-level clashes. As a source of media attention, UN resolutions, and public debate, the conflict has no equal. This course assesses the origins, dynamics, and amazing, chameleon-like persistence of the conflict. How did the Arab-Zionist rivalry begin? Why did none of the wars produce a stable solution? What arguments does each use to justify its position? How have recent diplomatic developments affected the conflict? Where is it headed? We welcome students who know nothing at all about the conflict as well as those who already have some knowledge. The course considers a variety of views -- pro-Palestinian, pro-Israeli, neutral -- in sympathetic fashion. It invites dialogue between people from different religious and political backgrounds, and it presents readings by very diverse authors. The goal is not to indoctrinate, rather to have students develop their own perspectives based on informed understandings. All views are welcome. This open-ended, free interplay is what makes the course exciting, the most popular course in the History Department, and indeed one of the most popular in the University.

Class Format:

Two weekly lectures and one section, one midterm exam, one final, and an entirely optional term paper. Testing will be asynchronous and will consist of essay questions and short identifications. Students can access lectures synchronously or by listening at any convenient time to a recording after each lecture is over (asynchronously). Students can combine these modes to fit their individual schedules.

Schedule

HISTORY 244 - The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
23165
Open
50
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Students can access lectures synchronously or by listening at any convenient time to a recording after each lecture is over (asynchronously). Students can combine these modes to fit their individual schedules.
003 (DIS)
 Online
23166
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
 Online
23168
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 Online
23169
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
 Online
23170
Closed
0
 
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M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
010 (DIS)
 Online
23220
Open
1
 
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M 11:00AM - 12:00PM
011 (DIS)
 Online
23656
Open
2
 
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M 11:00AM - 12:00PM
013 (DIS)
 Online
23658
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
015 (DIS)
 Online
23818
Open
2
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
016 (DIS)
 Online
23819
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1
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
017 (DIS)
 Online
26525
Open
1
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
018 (DIS)
 Online
26526
Open
6
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
019 (DIS)
 Online
28377
Open
3
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
020 (DIS)
 Online
30485
Open
9
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
021 (DIS)
 Online
32633
Open
16
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
022 (DIS)
 Online
34598
Open
7
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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