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Every year, the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies sponsors a variety of courses related in modern Israel in departments across campus. These courses qualify for the Israel Studies minor offered by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and may qualify for other majors and minors. More information on the Israel Studies minor can be found on the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department website. Search for classes below.


Spring 2023 – Center-Sponsored Courses


Israel on Screen: Television, Film, and the Literary Imagination

Film and Television (FILM TV) 188A – Special Courses in Film, Television, and Digital Media
Date & Time: M |2:00 PM – 4:50 PM
Instructor: Dr.Ethan Pack
Location: Melnitz Hall, Room 2568 B
Course Description: Survey of significant Israeli films, television series, and literature. Includes discussion of adaptation, serialization, and genre. Selections deal with urgent topics in Israeli and Middle Eastern life, and consider growing prominence of Israeli writing in global streaming distribution.


Governing the Mosaic: Israel's Minority Politics in Comparative Perspective

Sociology 191 V – Variable Topics Research Seminars in Sociology
Date & Time: M/W |11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Instructor: Dr. Tamar Hofnung
Location: Haines Hall, Room 122
Course Description: Study considers how countries deal with cultural and ethnic diversity; how state policies and institutions construct and influence minority-majority relations; and how social structures and interactions shape social group's sense of national belonging. Focusing on mechanism of inclusion and exclusion, examination of minority-majority dynamics using Israel as its case study. Discussion of issues such as discrimination, inequality, migration, and social mobility; and compare way social diversity is dealt with in Israel to other complex societies including Australia, European nations, and U.S.


Spring 2023 – Other

The course below includes Israel content and is taught by the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center's Director.

Conflict Over Israel–Palestine
GLBL ST 160 - Selected Topics in Global Studies
Date & Time: T/R | 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Instructor: Prof. Dov Waxman
Location: Dodd Hall, Room 175
Course Description: Conflict over Israel and Palestine is one of longest-running in world, and perhaps most controversial. History of conflict from its outbreak in 1920s up to present day. Examination of dynamic evolution of conflict, major events that have shaped it, and different narratives and perceptions of conflict viewed from perspective of Palestinians and Israelis. Exploration of peace process history, main issues that currently prevent resolution of conflict, and different possibilities for resolving or mitigating conflict. Rather than trying to show that one party is right or wrong, study tries to illuminate how and why various parties in this conflict have thought and acted as they did.


 For questions whether a course will count toward another major or minor, please consult your departmental Student Affairs Officer.


Search for classes below related to Israel in a wide range of disciplines. Select academic year and quarter to view course offerings.