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Courses - Spring 2022
ISRL
Israel Studies
ISRL448B
Seminar in Israel Studies; Media, Culture, and Society in Israel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This is a Global Classrooms course, developed in partnership with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to provide virtual opportunities for global engagement. Global Classrooms can range from embedded experiences to immersive, project-based collaboration. Learn more about Global Classrooms: go.umd.edu/gc-umd.

This will be taught asynchronous with four synchronous sessions to be held in conjunction with the Ashkelon Academic University in Israel on the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 10. All session at 11:00am-12:15pm. Cross-listed with COMM498D. Credit only granted for ISRL448B or COMM498D.

This course acquaints students with the historical development of media in Israel, from its former monopolistic structure towards its current highly competitive, fragmented system. We will discuss issues unique to Israel's media environment, including the media's role in nation-building, collective memory, social integration, public diplomacy, and intercultural communication.