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The Emergence of the Modern State of Israel

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The Emergence of the Modern State of Israel (SPIS201/48775)

Teaching Faculty:

Dr. David Mendelsson

Language of Instruction:



Academic hours: 60
Credits: 4

Course Dates:

June 29 – July 23, 2020


Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background

Application Deadline:

Course Cancelled for Summer 2020


Application fee: US$ 80
Tuition: US$ 1,900 (includes health insurance)
Housing: US$ 850

Relevant Academic Fields:

History, politics, sociology


  • Examine the context underlying the Zionist idea and movement.
  • Study the history that led to the formation of the Jewish state.
  • Understand the conflicts and tensions that have shaped modern Israel – and what might be done to ease them.
  • Learn through real-life experiences, including site visits and more.


Please note:

  • Please note that you may switch between summer courses up until five days before the summer session begins.
  • Students who complete their application by February 15, 2020, and who complete payment by March 15, 2020, are eligible for a 10% discount on the course tuition.  Students who apply for more than one summer course will receive the 10% discount on one of the summer courses only.
  • See here for more information about visas.


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