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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradDipModIsrael
CRICOS code065538F
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

Course coordinator

Professor Fania Oz-Salzberger


Students undertaking this course will be made acquainted with a broad range of topics incorporating Israeli history, politics, international relations, public affairs, economy, cultures and arts, set within a range of global perspectives. Both teaching and research supervision will be conducted by Monash University staff alongside overseas visiting professors.


Students completing this course will demonstrate:

  • an ability to impart a critical understanding of the changing political perspectives within Israel
  • a familiarisation with the contemporary social milieu of modern Israeli culture
  • an appreciation of the intellectual history of pre-state (Yishuv) and early Israeli Hebrew thought
  • a general acquaintance with a broad view of Israeli history, politics, society and culture
  • an understanding of the Middle East and Israel's position within this context and the major themes of the ongoing conflict.


This course consists of one core unit and 36 points of elective units.


Students complete:

plus 36 points of elective units from the following:

  • HYM4195 Israelis and Palestinians between war and peace (intensive summer abroad unit)
  • HYM4390 Historiography of the Arab-Israeli conflict
  • JWM4030 Jewish history, Jewish memory
  • JWM4540 Israeli culture through cinema and literature

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the graduate diploma with a minimum credit average, may apply to enter course 4035 Master of Modern Israel Studies.

Alternative exit(s)

After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with course 4037 Graduate Certificate in Modern Israel Studies.


Postgraduate Diploma in Modern Israel Studies