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PSC 2367W : Human Rights
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
History (HIST)
The History of Israel
The History of Israel
Fall 2017
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HIST 3820 - The History of Israel
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Survey of the history of Israel from the origins of Zionism to the present. Topics include Zionism as an ideology and movement in the pre-state period; the relationship between state and religion; the impact of 1948 and 1967; immigration, colonization, and Israeli society; the Arab-Israeli conflict; and Israel’s national identity as a Jewish and democratic state. Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement.
By the end of the term, students should be able to: 1) Comprehend and articulate the events, trends, ideas, people, and laws that have shaped American immigration history; 2) analyze primary source documents involving immigration and synthesize from them demographic data about immigration history; 3) convey historical information and interpretations in a well-organized, sophisticated manner that follows proper rules of grammar and syntax in a style appropriate to the discipline; 4) demonstrate mastery of the citation rules of the history discipline.

Course Attribute
GWSB-Foreign Cultures Option
CCAS - GCR: Foreign Cultures
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
ESIA-CPESS Conc (Pre 2010)
ESIA-Confl/Sec Conc (Pre 2010)
ESIA-History of IR-Non US
ESIA-MidEast Conc (Pre 2010)
SPHHS-Humanities Courses
SEAS - Humanities Electives
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives

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