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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Dr Ari Ofengenden and Professor Fania Oz-Salzberger


The unit explores the main tenets of Zionist theory in their historical contexts. Themes include: Jewish emancipation and exclusion in 19th century Europe, varieties of Jewish nationalism, the Jewish critiques of Zionism, Zionism and empire, Palestinian responses to Jewish settlement, the relevance of post-Zionism.


Students successfully completing this unit should have developed an understanding of:

  1. The history and theories of Zionism, especially classical Zionist thinkers;
  2. Jewish national movements in their historical contexts;
  3. Zionist thought, the impact of empires in the Middle East;
  4. The debates surrounding Zionism and post-Zionism, including continuities and discontinuities;


Research essay (5000 words): 50%
Seminar paper (1000 words): 15%
Textual exercise in a take-home exam (2000 words): 25%
Seminar preparation and participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Greg Barton

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar and one 1-hour tutorial