History of of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
I. Course Prefix/Number: HIS 227
Course Name: History of of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
A. the nature of the issues that are the basis of the conflict between Israel and its Arab citizens/neighbors,
B. the events over time that have ameliorated or exacerbated the conflict,
C. the impact of outside forces on the conflict, especially by Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union, and
D. the complexity of the present-day issues that need to be resolved in order for there to be peace
In addition to the above objectives, this course will help students develop the following General Education Competencies that have been established by the College:
A. Identify, define, analyze, interpret, and evaluate: ideas, concepts, information, and
B. Communicate ideas, concepts, and information through written means.
C. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity as it relates to the individual, the community, and the global society.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
B. Ottoman Society, Palestine, and the Origins of Zionism in Europe, 1800-1914
C. World War I, Great Britain, and the Peace Settlements, 1914-1921
D. Palestine Between the Wars: Zionism, The Palestinian Arabs, and he British Mandate, 1920-1939.
E. World War II, the Creation of the State of Israel, and the First Arab-Israeli War, 1939-2948.
F. The Beginnings of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Search for Security, 1949-1957.
G. From Suez to the ’67 War, 1957-1967.
H. Ongoing Conflict and the Search for Peace in the Middle East, 1967-1976.
I. The Camp David Accords.
J. Life for Palestinians in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
K. The Lebanese Civil War and its Aftermath, 2975-1978.
L. Israel in Lebanon: Background and Impact, 1981-1982.
M. Peace Efforts, Terrorism, and Political Strife, 1984-1987.
N. The Intifada, 1987-1993
O. The Madrid talks, 1991-1993.
P. Oslo, the Olso Accords, and Obstacles to the Oslo peace Process, 1993-200`.
Q. Camp David II and the Second Intifada
R. Decent into Chaos, 2001-Present.
S. The Prospect for Peace: Taba, the Road Map, and the Geneva Accord.
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Students will be required to write outside of class the equivalent of 12-15 typed pages of material that will be graded. This writing may take the form of a research or term paper, summaries of Journal articles, and/or a series of shorter analytical papers.
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
At least one exam will be given in addition to other required papers and assignments.
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.