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MODERN ISRAEL: GOOD BAD AND DISPUTED
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Melbourne - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectNear East Studies
Number & Suffix: 107
Full UC Title: MODERN ISRAEL: GOOD BAD AND DISPUTED 
Transcript Title: MODERN ISRAEL 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course focuses on modern Israeli history, beginning with the first decade of Israeli statehood and the nation-building process, the formation of state institutions, and the evolution of a democratic regime. Also discussed is the disparity that became evident between the Zionist ideal and the difficulties of this realization as long-standing divisions emerged, such as the Ashkenazi-Sephardic dispute, ultra-orthodox-secular split, and Arab-Israeli tensions. The course also investigates the revisionist, post-Zionist, and other critiques in Israeli society over the last two decades. It engages a number of significant Jewish thinkers and their critical and theoretical reflections on present and future perspectives. The readings include a rich and diverse mix of documents, primary sources, scholarly articles, short stories, poetry newspaper, magazine articles, films, and music, all marshalled to illustrate crucial events and change in Israeli history. These sources not only demonstrate the complexity and multiplicity of Israeli history, but also enable students to cultivate their skills at hands-on historical analysis. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: MODERN ISRAEL: GOOD, BAD, AND DISPUTED 
Partner University Department: Jewish Studies 
Partner University Course Number: JEWI20007