4 credit hours
This course on the History of Modern Israel concentrates on the period from 1948 to 2015. Israel is a country where heterogeneity exists in numerous realms, and with time the gaps have increased between various sections of the population. Israel, located in the Middle East, has to constantly grapple with both internal and external challenges. The course will draw on a wide range of multi-disciplinary sources including history, political science, sociology, economics, and theology to assist the student in understanding an evolving modern society. An analysis will be made of the tremendous societal changes over the years, as well as discussion of collective memory and myths.