Undergraduate Module Descriptor

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

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

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


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Samer Bakkour (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


This module invites students who wish to understand the present-day situation in Palestine-Israel and be part of the classroom that is a site of decolonial learning, engagement and transnational solidarity. The module decentres the mainstream discussion on Palestine–Israel, dominated by the top-down, masculinist and nationalist discourses and histories, and it engages with the bottom-up approach and indigenous sources of knowledge. Through various research activities, such as ‘Connecting Penryn with Israel and Palestine’, you will be given the opportunity to engage in a conversation with people in Palestine and Israel who are actively involved in efforts to create a just and decolonised future, with justice and dignity for all parties. 


No prior knowledge skills or experience are required to take this module, and it is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students. 

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