Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 8.5 hours per week: Total time commitment 102 hours
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 12.5 points at first-year in history or jewish studies or one of the Faculty of Arts' Interdisciplinary Foundation (IDF) subjects.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||131-211 The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
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CoordinatorDr Dvir Abramovich
The Arab-Israeli conflict remains one of the most complex dilemmas facing the new century. This course will trace the history of this conflict, from the beginning of Jewish nationalism to the present. Issues to be studied include Jewish migration to Palestine. the impact of the Holocaust. the Declaration of the State of Israel and the first Arab-Israeli war. the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem. the 1967 War and the rise of the PLO. the Jewish settler movement. terrorism and counter-terrorism. the peace process from Camp David to Oslo and beyond. and the Intifadas of 1987 and 2000. Students should leave the subject able to analyse the current situation in Israel with a sensitivity to the historical complexities and competing claims of the different sides of the conflict.
|Assessment:||A research assignment of 2000 words 45% (due mid-semester), a reflective essay of 2000 words 45% (due at the end of the semester) and class participation 10%. Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject.|
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|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Arabic Studies Major |
International Studies Major
Jewish Studies Major
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