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HIS 31 — War and Peace in Israel and Palestine

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 4 days
Date(s): Nov 13—Nov 21
Time: 9:00—11:30 am (PT)
Refund Deadline: Nov 13
Unit: 1
Tuition: $340
Instructor(s): Marwan D. Hanania
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
Please Note: Class schedule: Saturdays, November 13 and November 20, 9:00 – 11:30 am (PT); Sundays, November 14 and November 21, 9:00 – 11:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Fall
Live Online(About Formats)
Saturday and Sunday
9:00—11:30 am (PT)
Date(s)
Nov 13—Nov 21
4 days
Refund Date
Nov 13
1 Unit
Fees
$340
Instructor(s):
Marwan D. Hanania
Recording
No
Open
Please Note: Class schedule: Saturdays, November 13 and November 20, 9:00 – 11:30 am (PT); Sundays, November 14 and November 21, 9:00 – 11:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s most enduring political and human tragedies. As we have seen recently, it continues to flare up and capture media attention all over the world. To provide a deeper understanding of the historical background and political realities of this conflict, this course will examine the history of Arab-Jewish relations (and, later, Palestinian-Israeli tensions) from the late 19th century to the present. We will look at a variety of topics including the inception of Zionism, the movement of populations into and between areas of the Middle East, the rise of Palestinian nationalism, the establishment of the State of Israel, the 1948 war, the Palestinian refugee crisis, the 1967 war, the first Intifada, the Oslo Accords, the second Intifada, and the current political situation in Israel and Palestine. The course will require students to engage with a wide-ranging selection of primary and secondary texts from different political perspectives. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be better able to understand the causes of the conflict and why it has been difficult to resolve. Students will also be able to appreciate the regional impact that the conflict has had.

MARWAN D. HANANIA
Historian

Marwan D. Hanania has taught at Stanford, Coastal Carolina University, the American University of Sharjah, the University of Nevada, Reno, and San Diego Mesa College. He received a PhD in history from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Charles Smith, Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 10th Edition (ISBN 9781319115746)