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 Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  1. Al Nakba
  2. Settler Colonialism
  3. Bio-Politics and Permanent State of Exception
  4. Politics and Geographies of Violence
  5. International Law and Palestine-Israel
  6. Security Culture
  7. Resistance

Global Palestine: Transnational Solidarity

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities2211x2 hour lecture and discussion facilitated by the convenor
Guided independent study333 hours of preparation for each seminar
Guided independent study23Preparation of portfolio presentation
Guided independent study50Research and writing-up of portfolio assessment

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Web-based and electronic resources:


  • ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

B'Tselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories-www.btselem.org/

Machsom Watch- https://machsomwatch.org/en

Grassroots Al-Quds- https://www.grassrootsalquds.net/

Aswat- https://www.aswatgroup.org/aswat


Other Learning Resources

Other resources:

My Neighbourhood (2012, Julia Bacha and Rebekah Wingert-Jabi)

The Gatekeepers (2002, Dror Moreh)

Occupation 101 (2006, Abdallah Omeish, Sufyan Omeish,)

State 194 (2013,Dan Setton)

Paradise Now (2016, Hany Abu-Assad)