Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2093: Understanding Israel and Palestine: Seeking Peace

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

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

Module Aims

This module will:


1. Introduce you to the key actors, dynamics, and main issues, in the peace process negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and key issues affecting the resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict


2. Familiarise you with a range of perspectives held by different scholars, politicians and peace activists on the Israel/Palestine Peace Process.


3. Continue to develop your analytical, research and writing capacities, and to develop oral presentation skills through class discussion and individual presentations. 


4. Develop IT skills through individual research in preparation for the simulation exercise.

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 actors, dynamics and key issues in the peace process negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and key stumbling blocks in the resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict;
2. demonstrate an understanding of central issues in the Israel-Palestine conflict: territory, refugees, settlements, and Jerusalem
3. develop and demonstrate a knowledge of key theoretical debates regarding the resolution of the conflict
4. identify and evaluate the role of different third parties in the Israel-Palestine Peace Process, and critically assess their contribution
Discipline-Specific Skills5. understand the theoretical concepts drawn from the theories of peace, violence, security or conflict resolution, and understand the applicability of these concepts to Palestine-Israel Peace Process
6. find, use and critically analyse secondary data relevant to specific issue areas
7. construct well-structured and rigorous political arguments
Personal and Key Skills8. to select, organise and process data to produce, to a deadline, a coherent and cogent argument, both orally and in writing
9. work independently and within a group, including participation in oral discussion and simulation exercise
10. work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task
11. develop IT skills through individual research in preparation for seminar discussions, simulation exercise, and examination