Israel Studies Course Clusters

 

The Faculty of Social Sciences

New International Semester Programs

2017-2018

 

Consistently ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers world-class programs for university and college students interested in broadening their horizons while receiving outstanding theoretical and practical instruction.

 

 

Israel Studies (Spring Semester)

Joint program: Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences

 

 

The courses below offer insights into different major topics which present a broad perspective of Zionism and Israeli politics and society.

Each course stands on its own. Still, there are several salient clusters of interrelated courses which deal with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, religion and society, and Israeli identity. Moreover, jointly the courses expose students to the developments of the Israeli society over time. Tackling Israel from different angles makes this program suitable for students from numerous disciplines in both the humanities and the social sciences.      

 

List of courses

The 1948 War - The Inter-Communal Stage (MA open to advanced BA students)

Prof. Alon Kadish, Department of History

 

Jerusalem between Israel and the Palestinians (MA open to advanced BA students)

Prof. Hillel Cohen, Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Negotiating Middle East Peace (BA)

Prof. Arie Kacowicz, Department of International Relations

 

Church and State in Israel: Comparative and Philosophical Perspectives (BA)

Dr. Laura Wharton, Department of Political Science

 

The Kibbutz: Beginnings. Glory. End? (MA open to advanced BA students)

Dr. Jonathan Dekel-Chen, Department of the History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Jewry

 

Modernism Meets Zionism: Hebrew Literature in Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine (MA open to advanced BA students)

Dr. Tamar Hess, Department of Hebrew Language

 

Israeli Cultural History, 1920-1970 (MA open to advanced BA students)

Dr. Assaf Shelleg, Musicology Department

 

The Problem of Place in Israeli Art (MA open to advanced BA students)

Dr. Noam Gal, Art History Department

 

Israeli Cinema: A Collective Image as a Search for Identity (BA)

Prof. Aner Preminger, Department of Communication and Journalism

 

 

From Biblical Canaan to Modernity: Images from Palestine (MA open to advanced BA students)

Prof. Yaron Ben-Naeh, Department of the History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Jewry

 

 

 

 

For more details:

Ms. Ayala Feinmesser-Mizrahi, Coordinator for Incoming Students, Email: incoming@savion.huji.ac.il

http://international.huji.ac.il/book/exchange-programs