2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
AIE153 or AIE154 or AIE255 or with permission from the unit chair
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour class per week
1 x 2-hour class per week (recordings provided)
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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Recognise the cultural assumptions they bring to discussion of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
Analyse a diverse range of sources pertaining to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Develop their understanding of the history of the Arab-Israeli Conflict and political issues and apply this to analysing modern dilemmas
GLO5: Problem solving
Analyse and Interpret popular media and the way it portrays the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Articulate their opinion through authentic written and oral communication, including the creation of significant bodies of online material both as an individual and as part of a team.
GLO3: Digital literacy
Develop an empathy for the inhabitants of Israel, the Palestinian Territories and the surrounding countries and the political dilemmas they live with
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual and/or Group) - Simulation or Report
Simulation - 10% individual and 50% team = 60%
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.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIE364 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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