Reading and discussion of selected works of major importance in interdisciplinary international studies. Restricted to majors in International Studies.
Zionism endures as a flashpoint in debates about the history, meaning, and morality of nationalism. Jewish nationalism's ambiguous position in the study of international relations makes it an ideal case study for understanding the historical and contemporary forces fueling nationalism and the processes underscoring the limits of national sovereignty. By focusing on scholarly debates from a variety of disciplines about the past, present, and future of Zionism, students will have the opportunity to consider the dilemmas of balancing national self-determination with individual rights in an age of globalization.
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Class assignments and grading
This class will have a significant amount of reading that students will need to complete in order to participate in class discussions. Grades will be determined on the basis of regular response papers and a final paper.