622007 UE Sources and Studies in Contemporary History: Zionism and Science

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 16.02.2021 Place course on memo list
Noam Ariel Zadoff, PhD Noam Ariel Zadoff, PhD, +43 512 507 39204, +43 512 507 44027
UE Sources and Studies in Contemporary History: Zionism and Science
UE 1
every 2 weeks
each semester

Acquisition of basic skills for dealing with historic sources and presentations of Contemporary History as well as skills in presenting the newly acquired knowledge orally as well as in writing. Acquisition of basic knowledge and application of relevant methods aiding scientific research. 

One of the central goals of Zionism - the Jewish National Movement - was to understand and explore the Land of Israel through science. The basic assumption of this course is that science was the tool, through which the Zionist movement sought to fulfill itself. During the semester we will read sources and analyze central aspects of today's Israel through the prism of different academic disciplines such as: sociology, history, archaeology, architecture, botany, medicine etc.

Reading, oral presentations with handout, seminar paper, discussion; teacher's lecture.

Course with continuous performance assessment: attendance at all sessions, regular and active participation in discussions (oral and written), oral presentation with handout, seminar paper (max. 5 pages).

Reading list will be provided.

The completion of the compulsory module fundamentals is recommended.