Israel and the Middle East: Roots of the current conflict
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013
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.
1. 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.
Course 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.
HIST3672 Israel and the Middle East: roots of the current conflict
HIST3671 Israel and the Middle East
Students 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
20 units in History at 1000 level or equivalent
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term