Undergraduate Course: Promised Land or Land of Conflict 3/4 (REST10022)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will cover the development of Zionist thought and the events leading to the foundation of the State of Israel, various aspects of Israeli culture (language, literature, religion), and current Israeli political problems.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 Economics courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. This MUST INCLUDE courses in both Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| 1. A general understanding of the problems faced by the Jewish people at the beginning of the modern era and why Zionism arose as one possible solution.
2. A particular knowledge of the way in which the Zionist movement was organised and how it eventually succeeded in founding the state of Israel.
3. An understanding of the various ideological trends within the State of Israel and especially the role of religion within the State.
4. A general knowledge of the role played in the establishment of the State by the revival of the Hebrew language and the literature based on it.
5. An awareness of the complexities of the Israeli-Arab conflict and a sympathetic understanding of the positions of both sides in the dispute.
6. Improved their skills at essay writing, presenting seminar papers and verbal debate, and critical appreciation of the visual media.
7. A demonstrable ability to identify key terms and their meanings.
8. Demonstrable good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Hannah Holtschneider
Tel: (0131 6)50 8933
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900