Nov 29, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin
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JWST 048 - (IS) Israel: Myth and Reality

Semester Hours: 3
Periodically
This course provides a general introduction to Israel studies, viewing the contemporary state of Israel through historical, political, sociological, religious, and cultural lenses. A small country attracting a great deal of attention, Israel functions both as an ordinary society and as a highly controversial symbol. In order to unpack the complex relationship between the myth and reality of Israel, the course begins with a history of its ancient and modern origins, then surveys contemporary Israeli politics and society, and concludes with an analysis of the meaning of Israel for Israelis, Palestinian Arabs, American Jews, and others around the world.
 


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