2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
ARAB2066 Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
20 creditsClass Size: 40
Module manager: Dr Hendrik Kraetzschmar
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis course introduces students to the causes and issues involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict from the rise of Zionism to the present. It covers both the Arab-Israeli and the Palestinian-Israeli tracks of the conflict, the plight of 19th/20th Century European Jews and the rise of Zionism; the British Mandate (1920 – 1948); the first Arab-Israeli War (1948); the 1956 Suez Crisis; the 1967 Six-Day War; the 1973 Yom Kippur/October War; the Camp David Accords 1979; the Israeli invasion of the Lebanon 1982; the Palestinian resistance; the 1987 Intifada; the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference; the 1993 Oslo Accords & the 1994 Jordanian-Israeli Peace Treaty; and the 2000 al-Aqsa Intifada and the 2006 Summer War.
ObjectivesTo survey and assess the origins and development of the Arab-Israeli and Palestine-Israeli conflicts from the rise of Zionism until the present.
To promote a better understanding of the various factors and issue in this conflict, past and present.
Self-discipline, communication, organisation, good arguments, punctuality, confidence in public speaking.
The module will cover the Jewish problem, the rise of Zionism, the mandate period, the Arab-Israeli wars since 1948 and the peace process since 1973.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||168.00|
|Total Contact hours||32.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study168 hours of private study, including preparation for lectures and seminars as well as time spent on researching/writing a 2,000 word essay and writing an end-of-module examination.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackAs in all our modules student progress will be monitored using the following methods:
- Written / oral assignments
- Designated feedback sessions (one per semester)
- Student questionnaires
- Personal tutee appointments
- Office hours
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
Resit available in August
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 09/05/2019
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