Palestinian-Israeli Relations

Course Number
LHIS-248
Description

This course examines Palestinian and Israeli history to better understand how culture, identity, and conflict impact their relationships. Students will deepen ability to detect bias, learn consequences of opposing narratives, and cultivate knowledge of and respect for both peoples. We study religious, social, ethnic, and nationalistic aspects of Palestinian, Arab, Israeli, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian identities. What role does religion play in a conflict between two predominantly secular peoples? What power imbalances and inequalities exist not only between these peoples but also within each side? What are the obstacles to and possibilities for peace? Through reading, research, writing, video, and music, students cultivate an appreciation of the struggles, strengths, and legitimate needs of both peoples.

 

Credits
3
Prerequisites
LENG-111
Electable By
All
Required Of
None
Semesters Offered
Spring Only
Location
Boston Campus
Department
LART
Course Chair
Mike Mason

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