College of Arts and Science Courses in Tel Aviv
2022 Program Dates
Student Arrival: Sunday, July 3, 2022
Student Departure: Friday, August 12, 2022
Please click the NYU Tel Aviv link for dates of participation, courses, costs, application forms, and contact information.
Cultures and Contexts: Modern Israel - CORE-UA 9537 - 4 points
The course exams the development of Israeli society and politics from 1948 till today. All aspects of Israeli society that contributed to the evolution of modern Israel are discussed: mass immigration; relations between Arabs and Jews, between Mizrahi and Ashkenazi Jews, between secular and the various religious communities; the rise and fall of the kibbutz; the role of the army; wars and peace talks; impact of the Holocaust and attitudes to Holocaust survivors; political parties and the political system; relations between Israel and diaspora Jewish communities; growth of the Israeli economy; role of technology and “start-up nation.” The course examines difficult political issues as well – settlements, the peace negotiations with Arab states and the stalled peace process with the Palestinians. These are just some of the issues addressed by the course. Israel is a dynamic and rapidly changing society, and the course will conclude with a discussion of Israel today.
History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict - HIST-UA 9553 or HBRJD-UA 9948 or MEIS-UA 9751 - 4 points
In this course, we will study the main political junctions in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and will connect them to their reincarnations in contemporary times in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza (the Occupied Palestinian Territories). This will include analysis and study of the theoretical frameworks and approaches to the study of the conflict, the history of Ottoman and Mandate Palestine, Zionism, the politics, popular culture and daily life of Israelis and Palestinians.