The Israel-Hamas War: Beyond Campus Rhetoric
Online course

*Please note that this course is taking place online 

Course Description 

The Israel-Hamas war has seen an unprecedented international media, campus and public outburst leaving many challenged to understand the conflict and its context. This course provides participants / students with the tools to understand and engage with the issues regarding this more than century old conflict, its more recent manifestation on campus, in visual culture and across the media and social networks. To this end, the course is divided into three complementary modules: the first presents the background to the creation of the state of Israel and the unfolding of the Arab-Israel conflict. The second covers international law and the pursuit of war. It addresses the terminology used to frame the rules of engagement in armed conflict and considers how it has been used in the current round of hostilities. The third module examines representations of the war in the news and on social media. It looks at the manipulation of images and documentation and unpacks the effects of different modes of dissemination and representation.

The course will be taught on zoom by lecturers drawn from the faculty of the Hebrew University and can be taken for academic credit.

Structure

The online course will take place weekly on Sundays from 13:00 – 14:30 PM EST. 

Credit

As part of your course participation, you have the option to earn 2 credits. To do so, you’ll need to consult with your course instructors and complete a paper, the details of which will be explained by your instructors. Please be aware that there is an additional fee of 240 USD associated with acquiring these credits.

See the tentative syllabus here

Apply by: January 1, 2024 
Course Dates: January 7 – April 14, 2024
Program length: 14 weeks

Application fee: US $85
Course Tuition: US$ 200
Academic Credit (Optional): US$ 240

Learn more about fees, cost of living, and paying for the program.

This course welcomes applications from students who are either in their final year of high school/secondary school with a transcript showing a GPA of 3.33 or 85%, or those who have already graduated from high school/secondary school.

Fast Facts

Course:

The Israel-Hamas War: Beyond Campus Rhetoric (48850/ SPIS209)

Teaching Faculty:

Dr. David Mendelsson, Ori Pomson, Prof. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

Language of Instruction:

English

Credits/Hours:

Academic hours: 28
Optional academic credits: 2

Course Dates:

January 7 – April 14, 2024

Eligibility:

This course welcomes applications from students who are either in their final year of high school/secondary school with a transcript showing a GPA of 3.33 or 85%, or those who have already graduated from high school/secondary school

Application Deadline:

January 1, 2024

Costs:

Application fee: US $85
Tuition: US $200
Academic Credit (Optional):
US $240 

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