HIST 797 (01) - Colloquium

Coll/US&Arab-Israeli Conflict

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 10353
Selected topics in American, European, and non-Western history. Required of history majors. Students must elect section in the department office at the time of registration. Prereq: HIST 500. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: The United States & Arab-Israeli Conflict
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Fredrik Meiton

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 W 1:10pm - 4:00pm HORT 422
Additional Course Details: 


The Arab-Israeli conflict is the longest-running conflict in modern history. While unfolding over an area the size of New Jersey, its influence has been felt across the globe for over a century. This is true not least in the United States, where powerful constituencies organize for or against one side or the other, and where staunch support for Israel is a requirement of getting elected president. Indeed, the United States has been deeply involved in this conflict since before the founding of Israel in 1948. Since the 1970s, Israel has been America’s closest ally in the region and the recipient of hundreds of billions of dollars of aid, despite the risk of angering the influential oil producers of the Arab Gulf. This senior colloquium homes in on the mutual influence that runs between the United States, Israel, and the Palestinians. But more important, through an exploration of scholarly debates and available primary sources, the course provides students with the opportunity to become, for the first time, not mere consumers, but producers of history. The best essays will be selected for presentation at UNH’s signature Undergraduate Research Conference in the spring. Fulfills the Group I or II requirement for the History Major.