We are thrilled to introduce the "Many Faces of Israel" summer minimester that will take place from June 10 - July 4, 2013. We are currently offering five different courses and students can choose to take one or two classes that will be taught three hours a day, three days a week. All courses are taught in English and are open to students above the age of 18 with a high school diploma as well as adult learners.
Each summer course awards three academic credits.Courses include:
Israel in the Bible - Then and Now
Prof. Richard Elliott Friedman
Study of the Hebrew Bible and the world that produced it, uncovered through the perspectives of history, religion, and literature. Students will see early on that two revolutions — archaeology and critical Bible scholarship — have transformed practically everything that we thought we knew about the Bible.
Innovation in a Nation: The Israeli Phenomenon
Ms. Michal Zeevi - Bender
Founded some 64 years ago by pioneering “entrepreneurs,” Israel’s first successful start-up was the country itself. Since then, Israel has earned a reputation as one of the most active hubs for innovation, second only to Silicon Valley.
Jewish People in the Land of Israel - Academic Study Tour
Mr. Yisrael Ne'eman
"Jewish People in the Land of Israel” is a unique academic course which allows the student to study in classroom seminars and through visits to many of the most important historical sites in the State of Israel obtain a unique understanding of the connection between Jews and the Land. During the four week course, students will divide their days between the University of Haifa campus and field study sessions in sites throughout Israel.
Green Technologies: Sustainability and the Environment in Israel
Dr. Andrea Ghermandi
Israel is rated as one of the most advanced countries in the world for the management of water and renewable energy resources, and as a leader in developing innovative and sustainable technologies. This course focuses on the environmental challenges and innovative solutions that were developed in Israel to conserve the natural environment and make efficient use of the available natural resources.
Who's Doing What: The Art Scene in Israel Today
Dr. Miryam Sivan
This course will take a panoramic view of the various and exciting artistic disciplines as they are being created and presented in Israel today. Over the course of four weeks we will read, watch, look and listen to what Israel’s top artists are writing, choreographing, acting, performing, singing, painting, sculpting, building and filming, all within the historical and cultural contexts of a relatively young society still defining itself. The course will combine classroom study with field trips to exhibition and performance venues.
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