MENAS 244 - The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS)
Department: LSA II: Middle Eastern and North African Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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Description

History 244, History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, assesses the origins, dynamics, and amazing, chameleon-like persistence of this confrontation. How did Arab-Zionist rivalry begin? Why have neither peace efforts nor wars produced a stable solution? What arguments does each use to justify its position? Where is the conflict 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 of different backgrounds, and presents readings by diverse authors. The goal is not to indoctrinate, not to impose an official narrative, but to have students develop their own perspectives based on informed understandings. This open-ended, sympathetic atmosphere usually makes this course the most popular in the History Department and one of the most popular in the university.

History 244 includes movies and power point pictures. All readings are on-line. There are no books to buy.

Course Requirements:

One midterm, one final, entirely optional paper

Intended Audience:

Everyone is welcome, first-year students to seniors, history majors and students who have never taken a history course

Class Format:

Two weekly lectures and a once-weekly section. All lectures will be taped, so if you cannot attend in person, you are welcome to view lectures online. Section schedules may also be arranged.

Schedule

MENAS 244 - The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
20950
Open
22
 
2
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (DIS)
 In Person
20953
Open
4
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
007 (DIS)
 In Person
20956
Closed
0
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
008 (DIS)
 In Person
20959
Closed
0
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
009 (DIS)
 In Person
20962
Closed
0
 
-
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
010 (DIS)
 In Person
20990
Open
11
 
-
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
011 (DIS)
 In Person
21354
Closed
0
 
-
W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
012 (DIS)
 In Person
21357
Closed
0
 
-
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
013 (DIS)
 In Person
21360
Closed
0
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
015 (DIS)
 In Person
21554
Open
3
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
016 (DIS)
 In Person
21557
Closed
0
 
2
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
017 (DIS)
 In Person
23859
Open
4
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
018 (DIS)
 In Person
23862
Closed
0
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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