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IRLS463 - Arab-Israeli Conflict: Contemp. Politics & Dipl.

Course Details

Course Code: IRLS463 Course ID: 3133 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will trace the origins, evolution and development of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the early 20th century to the present. The course follows a thematic and chronological schema, drawing on a variety of sources. Considerable focus and attention will be given to the current and ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO 1: Explain the history and development of the Arab-Israeli conflict

CO 2: Analyze the root-causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

CO 3: Assess the impact of outside actors on the Arab-Israeli conflict

CO 4: Evaluate the achievements of the Arab-Israeli peace process

CO5: Apply historical lessons to future of the Arab-Israeli conflict

Forum discussions – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas. Each initial post should be at least 350 words in length, while responses will be a minimum of 150 words in length.

Midterm assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions. The length of each answer will be 2-3 pages each (double-spaced, 12pt font). The questions are designed to test your knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Case Study - 25 percent

You will be prepared to prepare a Case Study assessing the involvement of an outside actor in the Arab-Israel conflict. The essay will be 8-10 pages in length, and include at least six peer-reviewed, academic, sources. More specific instructions for the paper, and the list of cases that you can choose from can be found in the “Assignments” folder.

Final assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions. Each answer will be between 2-3 pages in length (double-spaced, 12pt font). The questions are designed to test your knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forum 25.00 %
Week 1 DF 3.13 %
Week 2 DF 3.13 %
Week 3 DF 3.13 %
Week 4 DF 3.13 %
Week 5 DF 3.13 %
Week 6 DF 3.13 %
Week 7 DF 3.13 %
Week 8 DF 3.13 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Case Study 25.00 %
Case Study 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.