Jewish Studies | Social & Historical Topics in JS--Zionism and the State of Israel
J304 | 30969 | Arieli, T.


JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (3 cr.)
Tamar Arieli

Topic: Zionism and the State of Israel

TR 4:00-5:15 p.m. #30969 Woodburn 121

(15 seats have been reserved for Jewish Studies students under a
separate course number. Email: clipsonw@indiana.edu to reserve a
seat.)

Zionism, the national movement for the return of the Jewish people
to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the
Land of Israel is the most radical of all modern Jewish national
movements and ideologies. This course will study the background for
the development of Zionism and examine the various streams of Zionist
ideologies. We will begin with the main Zionist leaders and evaluate
the beginning stages of settlement in the Land of Israel during the
periods of the Ottoman Empire and British Mandate. Class discussions
will develop from the analysis of the main documents related to the
Zionist movement and the writings of the central leaders and
thinkers.

Course requirements will include attendance, weekly reading
assignments, mid-term assignment, quizzes and final exam.

Fulfills: Jewish Studies History & Society; S&H; Culture Studies

Note: JSTU-J 203, JSTU-J 204, JSTU-J 303 and JSTU-J 304 can each be
repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours.