Conflicts in the Middle East
About the Course:
This course provides an introduction to the major conflicts in the Middle East. Discussed will be the roots of conflicts in the region, as well as their escalation in the past half-century. Students should develop an understanding of the region’s history, and utilize it to interpret contemporary social and political trends there. To the greatest extent possible, impartial information will be presented – but when appropriate, an array of differing viewpoints will be offered. Active participation and discussion will be crucial to the class.
The class will meet once a week for two hours. Two absences are permissible and any more will result in a grade of “No Pass”. This course is worth 2 units, and can only be taken on the basis of P/NP.
Grading policy is as follows:
Reading Responses (3): 15% (each)
Paper on Derschowitz/ Chomsky debate: 20%
Final Paper: 25%
Students will be evaluated on their ability to form rational and cohesive arguments and not on the perceived “correctness” of their positions. In addition, students are expected to behave in a respectful manner both in expressing their views and in responding to views with which they disagree.
How to Enroll:
CCN's will be handed out on the first day of class.
Course Contact: max.joseph.steiner AT berkeley.edu, leanne.w.fan AT berkeley.edu
Faculty Sponsor: Steven Fish
Time & Location:
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