Some history courses focus on a broad region over decades, even centuries. HIST 436 The Land of Israel: Past and Present examines the history of a very small and contested region over a span of more than 3,000 years. Issues we will investigate include: the importance of physical geography, material culture, and the Bible for constructing a coherent history of ancient Canaan/Israel; competing conceptions of the Holy Land in the pre-modern Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions; and competing conceptions of the Holy Land in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict (ca. 1900-present).
The lectures for this CSU Online course are the lectures for the on-campus section of HIST 436 which will be livestreamed on Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:15pm (Mountain Time). CSU Online students are encouraged to log in via Zoom to the participate in the on-campus class discussions when their schedules permit. The lectures will also be available via the Echo360 link on the HIST 436 Canvas page.
This course can be applied toward:
3 credits of HIST; NO Freshmen.