International Studies | Topics in International Studies: Living Jerusalem
I300 | 29265 | Horowitz, A.

This course exposes students to narratives of conflict and
reconciliation in the contested city of Jerusalem.  The course
teaches students about conflict, music and war, and about Jerusalem
from Israeli and Palestinian as well as Muslim, Jewish and Christian
perspectives as it introduces students to multiple and at times
dueling and dualing perspectives on this contested city.   Readings
and videoconferencing sessions take place between Bloomington and an
Israeli university.  Students work on a class blog together;
experience video conferences with Israeli and Palestinian students,
faculty, artists, folk characters (cooks, craftspeople, musicians);
and will realize that this place has multiple narratives that might
all have meaning.