- Code MEAS8112
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, Middle East Studies
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- reach a better understanding of the key issues underlying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict;
- gain a comprehensive picture of the interaction of domestic and external actors and factors shaping the conflict;
- critically examine the positions of the parties and the ideas that have been advanced to deal with core unresolved issues;
- examine critically how progress might be made towards resolving the conflict, against the background of contemporary political realities; and
- participate in discussions about contested concepts with confidence and with tolerance for other points of view.
Indicative AssessmentIn-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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Workload130 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
Prescribed TextsAn e-brick is made available for this course on Wattle.
Preliminary ReadingCleveland, William. A History of the Modern Middle East. Colorado: Westview, 2004/ [See especially chapters 13, 17, 22, 23]
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