GOVT 3977

GOVT 3977

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course examines the history of the conflict between two peoples with claims to the same land (Palestine/Israel), from the rise of their national movements at the turn of the 20th century and their eventual clash down to the present crisis. We will investigate the various stable and shifting elements in the evolution of the conflict including conflicting Israeli and Palestinian narratives and mythologies about the nature of the conflict. Among many issues to be addressed are: the relationship of this conflict to the history of European colonialism in the Middle East, the emergence of Pan-Arabism and Islamism, the various currents in Zionism and its relationship to Judaism, the implication of great power rivalry in the Middle East, the different causes and political repercussions of the four Arab-Israeli wars, efforts at peacemaking including Oslo and Camp David, and the significance of the two Palestinian uprisings.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: JWST 3697NES 3697SOC 3970

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17474 GOVT 3977   LEC 001

  • Open to all students, including freshmen.

  • 17482 GOVT 3977   DIS 201

  • 17488 GOVT 3977   DIS 202

  • 17506 GOVT 3977   DIS 203

  • 17511 GOVT 3977   DIS 204

  • 17515 GOVT 3977   DIS 205

  • 17519 GOVT 3977   DIS 206