Many Israels

Summer 2020 First Session
Olympia
Evening
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 16
4 8 Credits per quarter
Variable credit options, see below
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Israel is a distinct country, yet there are many Israels. In 1948 Israel was founded in conflict and its status is still debated today. This class examines ideas about Israel that predate 1948 and that have developed since its independence. Works in history, literature, autobiography, and film will illustrate diverse experiences and claims, particularly since the early 19th century, from a wide range of social, cultural, religious, personal, and political perspectives.  The aim is to understand contemporary Israel in a historical context, and to appreciate the many ways that Israel matters and to whom, including critics, supporters, and everyday people. Each week, all students will complete on-line homework, and write papers responding to our topics and texts. 50% of class time will be conducted asynchronously.

Our work will be conducted remotely, using Zoom and Canvas. The faculty will offer alternative assignments if conditions or illness prevent students from accessing our synchronous meetings, which will allow students to earn comparable credit.

 

 

Registration

Summer 2020 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

First Session (8): 40036
First Session (4): 40037

Academic details

Preparatory For

education, cultural studies, ethics, study abroad, non-profit work

Credits
4
8
Variable Credit Options

In addition to writing weekly response papers, students enrolled for 8 credits will also write term papers examining one aspect of Israeli history, society, economy, arts, or politics through the eyes of at least two figures who have different Israels in mind.

Maximum Enrollment
16
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

Time Offered
Evening
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First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia