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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.


Winter 2023 – Center-Sponsored Courses


Sociology 191 V – Variable Topics Research Seminars in Sociology

Sociology of Gender: Israel as a Microcosm of Global Trends

Date & Time: W/F |11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
 Instructor: Dr. Tamar Hofnung
 Location: Public Affairs Bldg., Room 1264
 Course Description: This course examines gender relations from a sociology of gender perspective that focuses on how gender is socially constructed. By reviewing key theoretical approaches to gender, we will explore how gender is constructed at the social, political, and institutional levels and analyze how these constructions shape our social world. The course uses Israel as a case study and utilizes Israel’s political and institutional structure as well as its diverse population composition to highlight ongoing global trends. Click Here to Enroll.


I A Std 160 – Selected Topics in International and Area Studies

National Security vs. Human Rights: Israel in Comparative Perspective

Date & Time: M/W | 5:00 – 6:15 PM
Instructor: Dr. Tamar Hofnung
Location: Dodd Hall, Room 146
Course Description: The 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack presents an opportunity to reflect on how this horrific attack struck a new balance in the way democracies attempt to mitigate between individual human rights and national protection. This course provides students with an extensive overview of the tension between national security considerations and the will to preserve human rights under severe external threat, examining the Israeli case in a comparative perspective. While the course focuses on the Israeli case, comparative observations are drawn from other western democracies. Click Here to Enroll.


I A Std 188 - Special Courses in International and Area Studies

Conflict and Power Sharing in Deeply Divided Places

Date & Time: T/R | 5:00 – 6:15 PM
Instructor: Dr. Nathaniel Shils
Location: Dodd Hall, Room 78
Course Description: In this course, we will study intercommunal conflicts: those which arise in the context of conflicting claims to national self-determination, whether that nationhood is defined in ethnic, racial, linguistic, or religious terms. Why are some multinational environments characterized by intercommunal conflicts and others by relatively stable coexistence and durable peace? Our case material will come from Israel-Palestine, as well as Ireland, South Africa, Western Sahara, the Balkans, Lebanon, Kurdistan, Cyprus, India, Pakistan, Kashmir, Sri Lanka, and others of interest to students. Click Here to Enroll.


Winter 2023 – Other

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

 Professor Dov Waxman is not teaching a course in Winter 2023. Please check back later for information on his upcoming courses.


 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.