GOVT 3977

GOVT 3977

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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 Spring.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16504GOVT 3977  DIS 201

  • 16505GOVT 3977  DIS 202

  • 16506GOVT 3977  DIS 203

  • 16507GOVT 3977  DIS 204

  • 18401GOVT 3977  DIS 205

  • 18402GOVT 3977  DIS 206