Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework with an interdisciplinary perspective. Offered: AWSp.
Taking the meaning of home as a theme, this course aims to focus on the interdisciplinary urban and health implications and responses of war in areas of conflict. Combining theory and reality, we will use Palestine as a case study. Focusing on the occupation practices on people and the built environment, and the “walking through walls” military strategy, the objectives of this course are:
To examine the meaning of home in times of political and military conflicts.
To introduce linkages and interrelations between the built environment and health issues.
To explore peoples’ response to war and stress of the occupation. To brainstorm socio-institutional polices to mitigate implication of war.