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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 titleGradCertModIsraelStd
CRICOS code065539E
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year 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:

  • 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.


This course consists of one core unit and 12 points of elective studies.


Students complete:

plus one 12 point elective 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 certificate with a minimum credit average, may apply to transfer to course 4036 Graduate Diploma in Modern Israel Studies.


Graduate Certificate in Modern Israel Studies