Program Details

ANTH 2408 — Archaeology in Biblical Lands (Three credits) CORC 3208 — Comparative Studies in Cultures and Transformation (Three credits) ANTH 3530 — The Middle East and North Africa (Three credits; students who do not need a Core course may register for
Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This fascinating four-week six-credit program examines the ancient past through current events of Israel in the context of the Middle East. The program begins with an exploration of the ancient history of the region through visits to archaeological sites and museums, guided by Professor Arthur Bankoff, chairman of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. You will learn the archaeology of Israel in the context of the Near East, covering the Paleolithic through the Ottoman period of history. Participants will move into the second part of the program where they will examine the multiple dimensions of contemporary Israeli society and culture, placing Israel in a comparative global perspective. Using conceptual and analytical tools of anthropology, students will explore the implications of immigration, diversity, political systems, religion, Zionism, the Jewish Diaspora, Arab-Israel conflict, the kibbutz and global culture on modern Israel. The part of the program is taught by Professor Mervin Verbit. Guest speakers will bring different points of view to bear on the class topics. Students will live in guesthouses while traveling, and in Hebrew University dormitories while in Jerusalem. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.

ANTH 2408 — Archaeology in Biblical Lands (Three credits) CORC 3208 — Comparative Studies in Cultures and Transformation (Three credits) ANTH 3530 — The Middle East and North Africa (Three credits; students who do not need a Core course may register for this concurrent course)

Setting Description:
Various parts of Israel to explore archeological sites, then Jersalem and Hebrew YUniversity
Cost:
Program Fee $3,964 includes round trip international airfare NY-Tel Aviv, lodging, program travel, international health and travel insurance, some meals, Hebrew University special program fee) Additional Costs $360 (Estimate) plus Brooklyn College tuition (Non tuition costs include estimates for additional program travel, remaining meals, and round trip transportation from university to Tel Aviv airport).

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