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Class is super easy- anyone saying otherwise is just lazy. Lectures are pretty much outlines of the readings he assigns which are interesting but not required in order to get an A. His take home midterm and paper are a joke- the man literally makes you summarize each article which is honestly embarrassing considering it's an upper div course at supposedly a prestigious school. Also anyone hoping to take this course in order to understand the conflict better look elsewhere because he clearly states that the course will only talk about Israel proper-meaning no Gaza or West Bank, which is a delusional for him to do imo. Bottom line- easy class, not too bias or polarizing bc he ignores the elephant in the room.
PS 169 and 119 courses are very demanding. Heavy amounts of textbook reading in addition to assigned articles. Class structure composed of a take home midterm, 8 page paper and an in class final exam. Course is a risk to your gpa but worth it if you really enjoy learning about Israeli society and identity. Make sure you speak up when you ask questions.