AIE364 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

2023 is the final offering of this unit

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Andrew Thomas
Prerequisite:

For students who commenced prior to 2022: AIE153 or AIE154 or AIE255 or with permission from the Unit Chair

For students who commended from 2022: At least two units at Level 2 from Middle East Studies or International Relations or Politics and Policy Studies or Religious Studies majors or with the permission from the Unit Chair

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1-hour online seminar per week

Content

Why has the Arab-Israeli Conflict remained one of the most complex issues in global politics and international relations for decades? Why does America support Israel so strongly? Why do the Palestinians not have their own state? What role does the media play in covering this conflict?

This unit will examine the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, from the beginning of Jewish nationalism to the present time. Combining a chronological and thematic approach, we will examine the birth of the state of Israel and the ensuing Palestinian refugee movement, the various wars between Israel and its neighbours, the rise of Palestinian nationalism and militancy, the peace process, and options for the future.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Recognise the cultural assumptions they bring to discussion of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Analyse a diverse range of sources pertaining to the Arab-Israeli Conflict

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Develop their understanding of the history of the Arab-Israeli Conflict and political issues and apply this to analysing modern dilemmas

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Analyse and Interpret popular media and the way it portrays the Arab-Israeli Conflict

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Articulate their opinion through authentic written communication

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Report 2400 words
or equivalent
60% Week 9
Assessment 2 - Research and Writing Exercise 1600 words 40% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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