GLOA 450: Topics in Global Affairs

GLOA 450-003: Modern Israel
(Spring 2016)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

West Building 1007

Section Information for Spring 2016

This course offers both a general survey of contemporary Israel and also an opportunity to study some aspects of this subject in depth. By the end of the semester each student is expected to have acquired a historical understanding of modern Israel -- its political, social and economic systems, religious dimension, the basic determinants of the Arab-Israeli dispute, Israel's international relations, including the role of the Jewish Diaspora, and American-Israeli relations. Also, watershed events in Jewish and Israeli life will be examined: anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and its impact, nationalism, absorption of mass-immigration into Israeli society, war and diplomacy, including the Camp David, Israel-P.L.O. and the Israel-Jordan agreements, the Palestinian uprising and the quest for peace. The course will conclude with an examination of the socio-economic protest movement emerged in the summer/fall of 2011, the impact of the Arab Spring on Israel’s current geo-strategic position in the Middle East and the summer 2014 war in Gaza.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-3

Selected topics in global affairs. Content varies. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different.May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: GLOA 101 or SOCI 120.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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