As of June 2014, we will be introducing new and exciting four-week summer courses. 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.
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Summer courses are subject to change, Please check back at a later date for more information.
Innovation in a Nation: The Israeli Phenomenon
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. What are the distinctive characteristics of the Israeli hi-tech industry and what is its role in the global economy? This course will tackle this question and shed light on these issues.
Israel: A Mosaic of Culture, Religion and History - Academic Study Tour
This unique academic course allows the student to study in classroom seminars alongside visits to many of the most important historical sites in the State of Israel. During the course, students will divide their days between the University of Haifa campus and field study sessions at sites throughout Israel.
Students are required to write a term paper and keep an academic journal in order to receive a final grade.
Green Technologies: Sustainability and the Environment in Israel
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. Classroom learning is supplemented with study trips to familiarize students with the concepts and application of green technologies in Israel.
Terrorism and Responses
This course will examine the issue of terrorism as a growing form of political violence into the 21st Century. The last three decades of the 20th Century witnessed a phenomenal growth in terrorist activity around the world. Some groups rose and fell quite rapidly, but others have managed sustained campaigns and have achieved spectacular tactical success, among them the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. We will investigate the causes, methods and responses involved in the ongoing conflict between terrorist organizations and their adversaries.
Israel: Society and Politics
This course will offer an introduction to the study of Israel with special emphasis and first-hand experience in the intersection of history, geography, society and politics. We will analyze the main social divisions in the country and the way they are manifested in the political and policy arenas. During the course, there will be several field trips where we address a specific issue as we tour the site so the students will not only gain a theoretical understanding of the materials, but will also actually experience them.
For tuition and fees, please see Admissions tab.