The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Nationalism, Territory, Religion
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Sara al-Qaiwani
This course is available on the BA in History, BSc in Government and History, BSc in International Relations and History and BSc in Politics and History. This course is not available as an outside option. This course is available with permission to General Course students.
The course is available to General Course students whose home department is International History.
The 1948 Arab-Israeli War; Israeli foreign and defence policy; the 1956 Suez-Sinai Campaign; the 1967 Six-Day War; regime change in Egypt and Syria in 1970; 1970/71 Black September; the 1973 Yom Kippur War; the 1975 Lebanese civil war; the ascendance of the Likud; the Camp David Accords 1979; the invasion of the Lebanon 1982; Palestinian resistance; the 1987 Intifada; the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference; the 1993 Oslo Accords; the 1994 Jordanian-Israeli Peace Treaty; the 2000 al-Aqsa intifada; peace efforts since 2000; the 2006 Lebanon War; and the 2006-2014 Gaza Wars.
The School aims to run in-person seminars, subject to circumstances, with some online provision if and where necessary. Week 6 of both the Michaelmas and the Lent terms will be a Reading Week.
Students are required to write two essays, including a one-hour timed essay.
Exam (50%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Essay (35%) in the LT.
Class participation (15%) in the MT and LT.
Course selection videos
Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: International History
Total students 2020/21: 22
Average class size 2020/21: 12
Capped 2020/21: Yes (30)
Value: One Unit
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