Major History/Minor Palestinian Archaeology

This program intends to: prepare an intellectual cadre who are equipped with practical skills and a knowledge base in the discipline of the history and the archeology of Palestine; prepare students for graduate education in history and the social sciences;  prepare students to work in the education field in either the public and private sectors, civil society institutions, or research institutions within Palestine or internationally.

The program seeks to strengthen Palestinian national identity with an understanding of the importance of Palestinian heritage and our duty in protecting it. The program also seeks to foster a sense of democratic agency built on a foundation of mutual respect and a deep sense of humanity that prevails over all else.

In addition to all of this, the program strives to help the students further develop their cultural awareness and sense of themselves as critical thinkers.

  • Prepare an intellectual cadre with specialize skills in teaching and research of high standards in the discipline of history and archeology.
  • Prepare a cadre with specialization to work in the fields of in cultural heritage and tourism.
  • Prepare our graduates to pursue graduate level education in social sciences.
  • Build and further develop Palestinian academic intellectuals.
  • Strengthens Palestinian historical civilizational awareness.
  • Knowledge of world civilizations in general and the details in Palestine of this knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the eras and phases of world history, in general, and the Arab and Islamic world in particular.
  • Knowledge of the historical eras and phases that Palestine has experienced.
  • Acquiring writing skills in the disciplines of history and archeology.
  • Deriving historical problematics and hypotheses with knowledge of the historical arguments in the field.
  • Critical reading of historical narratives and comparing them with archeology proofs
  • Understanding historical eras in the world and analyzing the relationship between these eras.
  • Drawing a historical map of the Arab and Muslim world.
  • Understanding the relationship between the history of Palestinian civilization and that of world civilization.
  • Forming a vision for the importance of studying the history and archeology of Palestine.
  • Developing an understanding of methodology of understanding historical and archeological analysis.
  • Strengthening historical writing based on new methodologies.
  • School teachers.
  • Researchers in research institutions.
  • Employment in state ministries, government agencies, or various other institutions.
  • Employment in cultural heritage institutes, in particular in archeological institutions and museums.
  • The private sector, including the tourism industry. 

Academic Plan: 120 Credit Hours

Requirements

Credit Hours

University

21

Faculty

23

Major

42

Minor

21

Free Elective

13

Total

120

Program Requirements

1. Student must successfully complete a minimum of 42 credit hours of courses in History distributed as follows :

A. Core courses: 36 credit hours

HIST133 | ARAB ISLAMIC CIVILIZATIONHIST135 | HISTORY OF JERUSALEMHIST231 | INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HISTORY, HIST232 | ANCIENT MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORYHIST238 | EARLY ISLAM AND THE UMAYYAD STATE, HIST331 | HISTORY OF ABBASIDS AND THE PERIOD OF PETTY STATES, HIST3371 | HISTORY OF THE CONTEMPORARY ARAB NATION, HIST338 | HISTORY OF PALESTINE DURING ISLAMIC PERIODS,  HIST4301 | MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF EUROPE, HIST432 | MODERN HISTORY OF USAHIST438 | SEMINAR IN HISTORY

B. Elective courses (6credit hours ) from other courses in History except HIST.

2. Student must successfully complete a minimum of (27 credit hours) of courses in Palestine Archeology as follows:

A. Core courses: 9 credit hours

Course Number

Credit hours

Prerequisite

ARCH230 | INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ARCHAEOLOGY

3

 

ARCH367 | FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY (FOR MINOR STUDENTS ONLY)

6

Department Approval

B. Elective courses: 18 credit hours in order Archeology courses

  1. ARCH 231 or 232 , ARCH 233 or 234, 331 or 332
  2. 6 credit hours from the following: ARCH 2301, TOUR 230, BUSA 2361, TOUR 235, TOUR 332, TOUR 447
  3. 3 credit hours from any of the Archeology program courses

Course No

Credit hours

Prerequisite

ARCH231 | STRATIGRAPHIC HISTORY OF PALESTINE 1

or ARCH232 | STRATIGRAPHIC HISTORY OF PALESTINE 2

3

ARCH 131

ARCH 131

ARCH233 | STRATIGRAPHIC HISTORY OF PALESTINE 3 or ARCH234 | STRATIGRAPHIC HISTORY OF PALESTINE 4

3

ARCH 131

ARCH 131

ARCH331 | CERAMIC TRADITIONS OF PALESTINE 1 or ARCH332 | CERAMIC TRADITIONS OF PALESTINE 2 

3

ARCH 131

ARCH 131

6 hours from the following:

ARCH2301 | INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL HERITAGE RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT

3

 

TOUR230 | INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM SCIENCE AND TOURISM INDUSTRY

3

 

BUSA2361 | MANAGEMENT OF SMALL TOURISM ENTERPRISES

3

 

TOUR235 | ENGLISH FOR TOURISM

3

 

TOUR332 | ECO TOURISM

3

TOUR 230

TOUR447 | PRACTICUM IN TOURISM RESOURCES

4

TOUR 230

3 hours from any of the archeology courses

3