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Department of History and Archaeology

ARCH131 | INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY OF PALESTINE

Introduction to the theoretical and practical frameworks to Archeology in Palestine, highlights of major periods in the History of civilizations from Paleolithic, history of archeological finds in Palestine, coursework include two one-day field trips to cover north and south of Palestine.

ARCH230 | INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ARCHAEOLOGY
ARCH2301 | INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL HERITAGE RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT
ARCH231 | STRATIGRAPHIC HISTORY OF PALESTINE 1

Prehistory in Palestine, Paleolithic through Neolithic, Archaeology as a discipline, theory and practice. Prerequisite: ARCH131

ARCH232 | STRATIGRAPHIC HISTORY OF PALESTINE 2

Bronze and Iron Age, cultural development including a study of how to correlate literary texts and archaeological remains. Prerequisite: ARCH131

ARCH233 | STRATIGRAPHIC HISTORY OF PALESTINE 3

Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Archaeology, art and architecture. Prerequisite: ARCH131

ARCH234 | STRATIGRAPHIC HISTORY OF PALESTINE 4

The Islamic period in Palestine, reconstruction of life in the villages ending with the Ottoman period. Prerequisite: ARCH131

ARCH331 | CERAMIC TRADITIONS OF PALESTINE 1

Clay of Palestine and it served the life of people in the land from about 7000 B.C. - 300 B.C., the development of forms and the manufacturing techniques of pottery vessels, selected other ceramic artifacts, three visits to major collections in museums and excavation laboratories. Prerequisite: ARCH131

ARCH332 | CERAMIC TRADITIONS OF PALESTINE 2

Study of ceramic tradition and technology in Palestine from Hellenistic period to modern times, pottery study from excavations, stratigraphic separation of debris layers, to major collections of pottery in museums and from recent excavations. Prerequisite: ARCH131

ARCH334 | HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY IN PALESTINE

Motivations, aims and methods of the major scholars of Palestine from the earliest pilgrims and explorers to modern excavators, the intellectual style of various national traditions that have contributed to the study of Archaeology of Palestine. Prerequisite: ARCH131

ARCH337 | FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY

(Not for Minor Students) Field experience during Summer Session of 3 weeks, principles of stratigraphic excavation in theory and in practice. Prerequisite: Department approval

ARCH367 | FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY (FOR MINOR STUDENTS ONLY)

(for Minor Students only) Field experience during Summer Session of 6 weeks, principles of stratigraphic excavation in theory and in practice. Prerequisite: Department approval

ARCH438 | SEMINAR IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Advanced study of selected fields in Archeology with emphasis on developing research skills. Prerequisite: ARCH131

ARCH439 | Special Topic

Included among subjects that may be studied are the following: stratigraphic study, using computers in Archaeological research, theory of archaeology, ethnographic finds, site formation and others. Prerequisite: Department approval

HIST133 | ARAB ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION

An introductory presentation to the monuments of the Arab Islamic Civilization. It contains study of evolution of political institutions, Military, and economic systems, social, architectural, artistic, educational cultural aspects. The evolution of sciences in Arab and Muslim world, and its contributions to the rise of western civilization.

HIST134 | HISTORY OF PALESTINE SINCE 18TH CENTURY

in descriptive introduction to the most important historical a event it comprises the fowlwing: zahir el-Omar ,al-jazzar and ottoman Wallis, Egyptian role the ottoman decontrol, the tanzimat colonial penetration   the Zionist movement   Arab nationalism the first world war ,the British mandate the Palestinian Zionist conflict 1936-39 nationalapprizing –malcon mc-Donald white paper the second world war the Palestine is sue in the united nation 1948 war and the Palestinian Diaspora ?

HIST135 | HISTORY OF JERUSALEM

Prefect comprehensive survey of different historical stages since 5000 b.c until modern time it also includes description religion legacy as will as written and archaeological account as sources for Jerusalem history different nations that controlled the city and its impact

HIST230 | RESEARCH METHODS IN HISTORY
HIST231 | INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HISTORY

The concept history and the important of its study history as science

the historian characteristics the source for history writing and supporting sciences the rise and evolution the most schools of thought of history, historical reasoning Arab Muslims historian styles of writing history modern trans in researching and writing history , the historical research design each student in this course must write short research paper and other home work that comes as an exercise what he learn in the course

HIST232 | ANCIENT MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY

The historical sources the stone ages agriculture minerals clay in fer'unic Egypt and other nation in various historical stages the ashore, Persian, Greek, roman, Piz anta occupation the Mesopotamia

the done of urbanization the lackaday Babylonian, Ashorian, kildanian civilization the Ekhminian Greek and sasanian, the Syrian costal civilization : the Kan'anists the Aramits the Palestinian Jewish the phoenix the rising of Christian the legacy on enchant the oriental city

HIST233 | ARABS BEFORE ISLAM

Arab state in Yamane, the Ma'ennies, the Sapa'ees, the Hemearecs,

Arab state in northern Arabian peninsula : the Nabatees, the Tadmorey, the Gassasines, the Muntheries and kingdom of Kinda, the social religious economic and political life in mid Arabian peninsula and the Hijjas

HIST234 | ORAR HISTORY
HIST235 | ANCIENT HISTORY OF PALESTINE

Written and archaeological sources of ancient Palestine, their short-comings, pre-historic era, the political and cultural evolution during Canaanites’ time, Egyptian rule at the time of modern empire, Palestine during iron age, the Palestinians, the Israelites and the Old Testament, Egyptian-Assyrian conflict, Greek and Roman rule, the rise of Christianity.

HIST236 | SELECTED HISTORICAL TEXTS

this historical course is intended to expose student style and terminology that employed in writing history in various historical stage its also aimed at getting student a ware of different analytical methods in history and its verification the selected readings world cover both the Islamic and modern Arab history

 

HIST237 | HISTORY OF ISLAMIC SECTS

The political are religious factors behind the rise of Islamic groups the doctrines and history of the kharigys

the Ethnay Ashriyah, zaydees, the Ishmaelite, the Fattimists, the radical Sheits, al- jabriah, the mutazilah, the murje'ah, the sonny group and ash'arets and karamiah and the modern Islamic groups like the baha'es and so on

HIST238 | EARLY ISLAM AND THE UMAYYAD STATE

al – Hijjas on the eave of Islamic massage the  

call for Islam and its different stages prophet Mohammad death the issue of succession the wars

Of apostasy Islamic conquest the formation

of department and managerial system political conflict and emergence of Umayyad role ( the Arabkingdom ) political order foreign relations continuing the Islamic conquest the economic order the Arabs and non Arabs Muslims the tribal conflict the revolution and mutinies the call for Abbasids and the fall of Umayyad role

 

HIST239 | EGYPT AND SYRIA FROM FATIMIDS TO MAMLUKS

the rise and evolution for sheets doctrine the formation of thefattimat role and advent towers the east the fattimeet foreign relation domestic condition the Salguks and the sunnys decontrol greater Syria greater , greater Syria on the eave of crusades, the crusade various expedition greater Syria internal condition during the crusade time

the Zinkies and Ayopy rising star and the falling star of the fattimets the ayopy struggle with crusade The FORMATION THE MUMLOCS ROLE IN EGYPT AND ITS EXPENTION TO INCLUDE GREATER SYRIA THE MUMLOCE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CON DUCT THE DICLINE AND THE FALL OF MUMLOCKS ROLE

HIST330 | ECONOMIC SYSTEMS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD

THE MAJOR HISTIO GRABHICAL PROBLEMS FACING THE STUDENT IN HCECCONOMIC SYSTEM IN MUSLIMS WORLD CURANCY AND WIDE USE OF GOLD AGRICALTUR AND LAND HODING PROPERTY CRAFFITS AND TECNOLOGY COMMERCE LARGE LAND HOLDINGS AND PROPERTY AND THERE AFFECT IN ECCONOMY AND ECCONOMIC POLICYS

HIST331 | HISTORY OF ABBASIDS AND THE PERIOD OF PETTY STATES

The Abbasid movement, the Abbasids victory over Umayyad, the monuments in first century of Abbasids role, the foreign relations, the mu'tazelah predicament, the formation of Arab Muslims army, the decline of central authority, the session of both eastern and western provinces, the she'ats,the powahis and fatimets , the sunny, the solgoks, decay of military, economic, political situation, the mangoles invasion and the fall off Baghdad 1258. each student is required reasonably sized research paper.

 

HIST332 | MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN HISTORY

the fall of roman empire and the start of middle ages, Sharliman, feudal system, the catholic church as central organization, the empire – pop struggle, religion and knighthood the crusades expeditions, France and England in the 100 year war, the Byzantine empire and its fall in year 1453, the expulsion of Muslims from Spain and its unification, the growth of cities and the rise of bourgowazist, the collapse of feudal system, arts renascence in Italy.

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