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Courses - Fall 2017
ISRL
Israel Studies
ISRL448M
Seminar in Israel Studies; The Israeli War Discourse
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended, (NOT required): Some knowledge of Israel or a previous Israel Studies course. Israel has survived and even flourished since its founding in 1948, despite being engaged in virtually continuous warfare. This online course focuses on the unique cultural and linguistic mechanisms that Israeli society has developed to transform war into a "normal" part of life. We will examine the connections between this 'war-normalizing discourse', Israeli culture and society, and foreign policy.