This study abroad course examines the political and social institutions in Israel from a comparative perspective. Israel faces many challenges in terms of political structure, demographic transitions, security issues and violence, economic growth and development, religious pluralism and welfare policies. It is a particularly interesting place by which to examine the applicability of sociological theories, many of them developed in the context of the United States and other European countries, to Israel which is in some ways very similar and in other ways very different. In this course we will apply our sociological imagination—the relationship between personal troubles and public issues, history and biography—to the challenges and opportunities in the Israeli context.
The trip includes visits at the Dead Sea, Haifa, Tel-Aviv, with a Bedouin community, and Jerusalem, among other trips and tours!
Estimated cost: $2,795 includes many of the meals, lodging in shared rooms, and in-country transportation, entrance fees to museums, centers, and course locations; does not include roundtrip airfare, tuition and fees, passport, pocket money, and some meals.
Scholarships are available for eligible students (minimum of sophomore standing and 3.0 gpa). Students will earn 3 credits with the possibility for an additional 3 credits in independent study with prior coordination with the instructor.
Interested students should fill out an application at http://goo.gl/forms/fBStZm8xb8
and/or contact Dr. Noy at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions or to chat about the course.