Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2088: Understanding Israel and Palestine: One Land, Two People

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Aims

This module will:

  1. Introduce you to indigenous voices and sources of knowledge on the question of Palestine-Israel through novels, poems, testimonies, personal memories, films, documentaries, oral history archives and online sessions with people in the region.
  2. Introduce you to the debates that interrogate the conjunction of intersectionality, decoloniality and transnational solidarity in the context of Palestine-Israel.

Provide you with the opportunity to develop a range of study skills, including the ability to work individually and in a group, evaluate and constructively critique peers’ work, and to construct a coherent and well-reasoned critical analysis of the issues discussed in both oral and written forms.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate a knowledge of the present-day situation in Palestine-Israel;
2. situate, assess and analyse the question of Palestine-Israel within the wider context of global justice issues;
3. understand, analyse and evaluate the conditions of transnational solidarity within the context of Palestine-Israel, its challenges and opportunities
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate a knowledge of the present-day situation in Palestine-Israel;
5. apply indigenous concepts to empirical data and vice versa;
6. understand assessment criteria, engage in constructive peer-evaluation and produce feedback and suggestions for improvement
Personal and Key Skills7. develop oral presentation and communication, group interaction, and analytical writing skills;
8. locate, research and critically evaluate relevant information from various academic and non-academic sources to form a critical analysis;
9. articulate and defend positions on the seminar topics;
10. understand assessment criteria, engage in critical, yet constructive, peer-evaluation and produce feedback and suggestions for improvement;
11. study independently and in groups.