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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 27 – July 21, 2022


Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background

Application Deadline:

May 1, 2022


Application fee: US$ 120
Tuition: US$ 2,000
Housing: US$ 850*

* depending on availability

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.


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Please note:

  • Students may change their selection of summer course(s) from the July Session up until five days before the July Session begins.
  • The maximum recommended course load for the July Session is two courses.
  • Students applying for the July Session may also apply for one of the courses offered in the August Session. View the August Session courses here.
  • See here for more information about visas.
  • Students who complete their application to this program by March 12, 2022 and who also complete payment by April 7, 2022, will be eligible for a 10% early bird discount on the program tuition.

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