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Fault Lines in Israel PalestineFault lines in Israel/Palestine (PSCI 364) is an on-the-ground course in political science addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It will be conducted on-the-ground in Israel and the Palestinian Territories over a 10 day period at the end of the Winter Semester every second year. The course will be heavily subsidized, thanks to a grant from the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Family Foundation. The course aims to foster understanding, empathy, and a nuanced analysis of Israeli and Palestinian politics and culture using a mixed-methods format (formal lectures and seminar discussions, guided tours of relevant sites, meetings with Israeli and Palestinian cultural figures, policy makers, activists, and academics, and informal encounters).
This course is a companion to PSCI 356 Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Students are strongly encouraged to take that course and must take 101 and 102 and six additional credits at the 200 level.
Sample itinerary (pdf)
The cost of the trip will be $500 and will include airfare, accommodations, most meals, ground, and insurance. Students will be expected to offset the costs of some meals. Scholarships are available to cover the costs of this program. For more information, please contact Prof. Jamie Levin at email@example.com
Ethics Approval: Undergraduate Research Projects
Ethics approval is required for all undergraduate research with human participants.
Honours Students: In accordance with Tri-Council policy, all honours students' research with human participants must be approved by the University Research Ethics Board. Once the Department of Political Science Research Ethics Board (REB) completes its review of such files, the Coordinator of the Departmental REB, on behalf of the student, forwards the file to the University REB for final deliberation and approval. This two-part process is intended to recognize departmental expertise in subject areas and to meet the Tri-Council guidelines. The StFX REB does not wish to delay honours students' research, so every effort will be made to review these projects in an efficient manner. However, special attention will be paid to research projects involving high risk and/or particularly vulnerable groups of participants.
Other Undergraduate Research: Ethics approval for other undergraduate research and for course-based research will continue to be reviewed at the departmental level only.
Students are required to complete the “StFX Research Ethics Board Application”, available: https://www.mystfx.ca/research-ethics-board/forms-and-templates
Please submit completed forms and attachments to:
Human Participants Review Committee, Research Ethics Board
Department of Political Science