Israel and the Middle East: Roots of the current conflict

Course code HIST2672Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Examines the historical origins of the current conflict in the Middle East with particular reference to Israel and the Arabs. Topics: Colonialism and Zionism; Arab nationalism and the demise of the Ottoman Empire; the British Mandate in Palestine; the Holocaust and the Middle East; the UN and the establishment of Israel; Nasserism, Suez crisis and Six Day War; rise of the PLO; Cold War and the Middle East; Camp David, Oslo Accords and the Road Map to peace.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2013, 2012
Objectives1. Introduce students to major themes and issues pertaining to the origins of the conflict between Israel, the Palestinians and the Arabs as a whole.
2. Introduce students to historiographical issues pertaining to the Middle East conflict.
3. Enhance students' skills in the areas of research, analysis, and the presentation of arguments both written and verbal.
ContentCourse content will be drawn from the following range of topics:
1. Colonialism and Zionism
2. Arab nationalism
3. demise of the Ottoman Empire
4. the British Mandate in Palestine
5. the Holocaust, Palestine and Israel
6. the UN and the establishment of Israel
7. Nasserism, Suez crisis and Six Day War
8. rise of the PLO
9. Cold War and the Middle East
10. Camp David, Oslo Accords and the Road Map to peace.
Replacing Course(s)HIST3672 Israel and the Middle East: roots of the current conflict
HIST3671 Israel and the Middle East
TransitionStudents who have previously completed HIST3672 Israel and the Middle East: roots of the current conflict or HIST3671 Israel and the Middle East, are not permitted to enrol in HIST2672
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units in History at 1000 level or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: Classclass test 20%
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, online quiz, blogs, essay proposals, bibliographies or other similar exercises, totalling 3000 - 3500 words. 70%
Group/tutorial participation and contribution10%
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term