• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, Middle East Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof James Piscatori
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

The central focus of the course will be the forces for continuity and change in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the challenges facing efforts to sustain a viable and productive peace process. Initially the course will examine the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from four angles: the search for security and identity within national frameworks; the peace process; dealings between external factors, the broader Arab-Israeli conflict; and the political dynamics that brought about the demise of the Oslo process. The course will then examine final status issues that were supposed to be addressed through the Oslo process - especially refugees, Jerusalem, borders and sovereignty, resources and security. The course will conclude with a discussion of the micro and macro issues facing Palestinians and Israelis, and how they may impact on the prospects for peace.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. reach a better understanding of the key issues underlying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict;
  2. gain a comprehensive picture of the interaction of domestic and external actors and factors shaping the conflict;
  3. critically examine the positions of the parties and the ideas that have been advanced to deal with core unresolved issues;
  4. examine critically how progress might be made towards resolving the conflict, against the background of contemporary political realities; and
  5. participate in discussions about contested concepts with confidence and with tolerance for other points of view.

Indicative Assessment

In-class presentation, 10 mins (10%) Learning Outcomes 1 and 5
Major Essay, 4000 words (50%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4
In-class examination, 3 hours (40%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 2 hours of seminars per week; and
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MEAS4112.

Prescribed Texts

An e-brick is made available for this course on Wattle.

Preliminary Reading

Cleveland, William. A History of the Modern Middle East. Colorado: Westview, 2004/ [See especially chapters 13, 17, 22, 23]

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2150 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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