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Bachelor of Arts in History and Islamic Civilization

College
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
Department
Department of History and Islamic Civilization
Level
Undergraduate
Study System
Courses
Total Credit Hours
123 Cr.Hrs
Duration
4
Intake
Fall & Spring
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Language
Arabic
Study Mode
Full Time

Bachelor of Arts in History and Islamic Civilization


Program Requirements
To obtain a BA in History and Islamic civilization, students are required to successfully complete the following requirements:

  Elective Support Hours Total
Compulsory Specialization Free
University Requirements 12 12 - - 24
College Requirements 15 - - - 15
Department Requirements 57 15 6 6 84
Total 84 27 6 6 123
 

1. University Requirements:
The University requirements consist of 24 credit hours and their descriptions are detailed in the relevant pages of the College Guide.


2. College Requirements:
The College requirements consist of 15 credit hours and their descriptions are detailed in the relevant pages of the College Guide.


3. Specialization Requirements:

1. Requirements of the Islamic History and Civilization Program:
To obtain a bachelor's degree, every student must successfully complete 84 credit hours divided into four groups, as detailed below:
a. Compulsory Requirements

The requirements include 57 credit hours as shown below:

Course No. Course Title Credit hours Perquisite
0203110 Research Methods in Studying History 3 -
0203120 Arabs History before Islam 3 -
0203121 History of the Era of Prophet Mohammed Message 3 -
0203220 History of the Rashidun 3 -
0203221 History of the Umayyad State 3 -
0203222 History of the Arabian Gulf until the 15th Century 3 0203120
0203230 Islamic Civilization (1) 3 0203221
0203240 History of the Arabian Gulf (1500-1650 CE) 3 0203222
0203319 History of Maghreb and Andalusia 3 0203221
0203320 History of the Arabian Gulf (1650-1820 CE) 3 0203240
0203321 History of the Abbasid State until the 4th Century AH 3 0203221
0203322 The Islamic World Between the (4th – 7th) Century AH 3 0203321
0203330 Islamic Civilization (2) 3 -
0203334 History Texts (in English) 3 -
0203430 History of Islamic Thought 3 -
0203440 History of the Arabian Gulf (1820-1970 CE) 3 -
0203442 Modern and Contemporary Arab History 3 -
0203443 Modern and Contemporary History of Europe 3 -
0203490 Research Project 3 -
 

Course No. Course Title Credit hours Prerequisite
0203111 Ancient Arab Civilization 3 -
0203112 Mesopotamia and the Nile Valley Civilizations 3 -
0203241 Medieval European History 3 -
0203323 Ayyubids and Mamluks 3 -
0203331 International Relations of the Islamic State 3 -
0203341 The Ottoman Empire 3 -
0203344 The Muslim World Today 3 -
0203345 The Modern and Contemporary Far Eastern Civilization 3 -
0203346 American history 3 -
0203420 Islamic States 3 0203321
0203421 History of Muslims in Sub-Saharan Africa 3 -
0203431 History of Islamic Systems 3 0203321
 

b. Elective Requirements
Elective courses of (15) credit hours that the student chooses, as shown below.


c. Support Requirements
These courses include 6 credit hours as shown below:

Course No.
Course Title Credit hours Prerequisite
0200201 Geography of the Islamic world 3 -
0804404 Correspondence in Islam 3 -
 

d. Free Requirements           
Free courses are (6) credit hours selected by the student from the Courses offered by the University colleges


Course Description

0203100 Islamic Civilization 3:0-3
Prerequisites: None
The course aims to explore the concept of civilization, its characteristics, foundations, and components in general, as well as the study of institutions, the urban aspect, the scientific and intellectual aspect of Islamic civilization, the contributions of Muslim scholars, civilization centers, and the impact of Islamic civilization on human civilization, highlighting the bright aspects of the Islamic civilization ​ ​
*Not open for department students.

0203102 History of the Arabian Gulf (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None  
This course aims to introduce students to the history of the Arabian Gulf from prehistoric times until the emergence of independent Arab States and shows the most important events in its history during the successive Islamic eras until the arrival of the Europeans at the beginning of the 16th Century, the conflict and competition between European countries for control over the Gulf, and the Arab population's response to foreign colonialism. ​ ​
 * Not open for department students.

0203103
Islamic History (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None  
This course aims to introduce students to the  sources of studying Islamic history and correcting perceptions about its movement, showing the conditions of the world prior to the revelation of Islam, describing the conditions of the Arabs before Islam, and the most prominent features of the era of the Prophet's first revelation, the organization of Medina, the spread of Islam, the features of the Rashidun era, the Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphate until the Mongolian attack and the Crusader invasion and the role of the Ayyubids and Mamluks in confronting them, and the Islamic states until the Ottoman conquest. ​ ​
* Not open for department students.

0203110
Research Methods in Studying History (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course aims to introduce students to the definition of history, stating its objectives and tracing the development of historical writing and codification. It also aims to introduce them to the methodology of conducting historical research, give them practical training on its steps, and study the sources of the study of history and Islamic civilization. ​ ​
 

0203111 Ancient Arab Civilization (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course aims to introduce students to the nature of the Arabian Peninsula, the spread of Arab tribes, the civilizations of Yemen (Ma'in, Saba', and Himyar), the civilizations of the Arabs periphery of the Peninsula (Al-Hijr, Bosra, Palmyra, Al-Hirah), and the characteristics of these civilizations and their impact on human civilization. ​ ​
 

0203112 Mesopotamia and the Nile Valley Civilization (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course aims to introduce students to Prehistoric ages and the beginnings of the Mesopotamian civilizations under the Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Akkadians and Chaldeans; the history of successive Pharaonic Dynasties. It also aims to highlight the most prominent civilization achievements in the two civilizations from the invention of writing to the advent of systems and arts and reveal the characteristics of social, religious and economic life, governance and legal systems, and their effects on human civilization. ​ ​
 

0203114
History of Islamic City (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
It introduces students to the emergence of cities, Islamic cities and their characteristics, selection of location, Islamic city architecture, its facilities and management. It also introduces them to accounting and its importance and functions, the views and responses of the Orientalists about the Islamic city and examine a historical study on the most prominent Islamic cities. ​ ​
 

0203120 The History of the Arabs before Islam (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces students to the location and nature of the Arabian Peninsula and its impact on the population, the Semites and their original homeland, the emergence of the Arabs and their categories. It also introduces students to the tribal system, the economic, social, political, intellectual and ideological conditions, and the political entities that appeared in the Arabian Peninsula. ​ ​
 

0203121 History of the Message Era (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course covers the resources of studying this era, an introduction to the conditions in Mecca before Islam, the status of Quraysh, the lineage of Prophet Mohammed, Peace be upon him, and his life from birth to his first revelation; his role in Mecca and the characteristics of the Da'wah there, the Hijra (The Migration), the phase of Medina and the government of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and the emergence of the Islamic state, battles and the conquests. It also introduces students to the spread of Islam, the Prophet's correspondence, the farewell pilgrimage, and the death of the Prophet, peace be upon him. ​ ​
 

0203200 History of Science for Muslims (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course highlights the significance of science in Islam, the emergence of the reporting and cognitive disciplines among Muslims, such as interpretation, Hadith, Jurisprudence and the Arabic language, the achievements of Muslim scholars in the fields of Sharia and Arabic language sciences, and their innovations in other disciplines, such as History, Geography, Astronomy, Medicine, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Botany, Mathematics, Engineering and Architecture. It also highlights students to the gateways of the Islamic civilization to the West and its effects on the European and global civilization. ​ ​
 

0203220 History of the Rashidun Era (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course presents the emergence of the institution of the Caliphate, the concept of the Great Imamate, methods of choosing the Rightly Guided Caliphs and the deeds and biography of each Caliph. It also highlights the Sedition and the killing of Othman, the conflict between Ali and Muawiyah until the death of Ali, the succession (Caliphate) of Hassan, his abdication of the Caliphate, and the Discipline of the Muslim Group. ​ ​
 

0203221
History of the Umayyad State (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course presents the rise of the Umayyad State, the Islamic conquests, intellectual, social, administrative and architectural life, opposition movements, vulnerabilities and the decline of the Umayyad Dynasty. ​ ​
 

0203222 History of the Arabian Gulf until the 15th Century (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course discusses the relationship of the Arabian Gulf with the ancient civilizations, the migration of northern and southern tribes, the region's role in the Islamic Da'wah and the development of conditions until the end of the first Abbasid era, the Carmatian state. It also talks about the Arab Emirates in the Arabian Gulf and its relationship with neighboring regional powers, Oman's conditions during those successive periods, and the historical development of the Arabian Gulf until the end of the 15th Century.   ​ ​
 

0203230 Islamic Civilization (1) (3:0-3)
Prerequisite: 0203221
This course aims to introduce students the Islamic Civilization, its emergence, constituents, foundations, characteristics, its distinctive features, stages of development, intellectual, scientific impacts, and a comparison of its impact on human civilizations and contemporary intellectual attitudes towards other civilizations. ​ ​
 

0203240 History of the Arabian Gulf (1650-1500)  (3:0-3)
Prerequisite:  0203222 
An introduction to the conditions and political forces in the Arabian Gulf prior to the arrival of the Portuguese; the Byzantine control of trade routes; the European-Portuguese competition; the role of Arab resistance, regional and international powers in eliminating the Portuguese influence; the consequences of the Portuguese expulsion from the Arabian Gulf in (1650 AD). ​ ​
 

0203241 Medieval European History (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course aims to introduce students to the Roman Empire during the 15th Century AD, the factors leading to its weakness and collapse, the Empire and the Church, the Germanic Tribes and their role in the medieval civilization, the Germanic monarchies, the Empire of Charlemagne and the Middle Renaissance, and the impact of Islamic Civilization in Europe until the 14th Century AD and their development in the Renaissance. ​ ​
 
 

0203319 History of Maghreb and Andalusia (3:0-3)
Prerequisite: :0203221 
This course aims to introduce students to the social, political and economic conditions in the Maghreb countries (Northwest African Countries) and Andalusia prior to the Islamic Conquest, the spread of Islam throughout the Maghreb during the State rulers' era, the rise of independent states, the track of Islamic Civilization in Maghreb and Andalusia, its impact and the transfer of its influence to Europe, and the conditions of Muslims in Andalusia until the 9th Century AH. ​ ​
 

0203320 History of the Arabian Gulf (1820-1650)  (3:0-3)
Prerequisite: 0203240 
This course aims to introduce students to the conditions of the Arabian Gulf after the expulsion of the Portuguese, the emergence of local political entities in the region, the European rivalry and Britain's monopoly power plans, the Dutch-French competition, the role of the Saudi, the Persian and the Ottoman in the region, the emergence of resistance against Britain and the British efforts to suppress it, the campaigns against Al-Qawasim, their motives and goals, and the General Treaty of 1820 and its implications. ​ ​
 

0203321 History of the Abbasid State until the 4th Century AH (3:0-3)
Prerequisite: 0203221 
This course aims to introduce students to the Abbasid Creed, stages of organization and the secret Daw'wah, the Rebellion, the declaration of the Abbasid rule, the significance of the transfer of power to the Abbasids, the Caliphs of the First Abbasid Era; the administrative, financial, intellectual, social and urban development, the Abbasid State's position towards the Persians, the Opposition Movements, the Ordeal of the 'Qur'an Creation', Military Authoritarianism, the Zanj Rebellion, the Recovery Era, the Authors Class role, the Financial crisis, the emergence of the position of 'Prince of Princes', and the Abbasid State's foreign relations. ​ ​
 
 

0203322 The Islamic World between the (7 - 4) Century AH (3:0-3)
Prerequisite:   0203321 
This course covers topics like the Islamic Caliphate during the period of the Buyid hegemony, the Seljuks and their role in the region, the improvement of the Caliphate situation during the late recovery period, the Mongolian attack and the fall of Baghdad, the Caliphs, the conditions of society, and the external relations until the 7th Century AH. ​ ​
 

0203323 Ayyubids and Mamluks (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course aims to introduce students to the decline of the Abbasid Caliphate and the control of the Buyids and the Seljuks, the beginning of the Crusades on the Arab East and the efforts to unify the Islamic Front, the struggle over Jerusalem, the collapse of the Fatimids and the arrival of the Ayyubids to power in Egypt, and the advent of the Mamluks and the significance of their administrative and political experience and its architectural and cultural impact. ​ ​
 

0203330 Islamic Civilization (2)  (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces students to the organizational aspects of the institutions that emerged and developed in society and the Islamic State, and the administrative institutions in the State ,their origins, development and impact, and the urban aspects including the study of Islamic Architecture, its diversity and the multiplicity of its purposes, and the third aspect relates to the scientific and intellectual development of knowledge and the extent to which human civilization has benefited from the Islamic civilization. ​ ​
 

0203331 International Relations of the Islamic State (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course covers topics like the emergence of Islamic diplomacy and its development since the emergence of Islam until the fall of the Mamluk State, including purposes of Islamic diplomacy, establishment of embassy, attributes of ambassadors, diplomatic ceremonies, diplomatic immunity, diplomatic representation in Eastern and Western Europe, models of embassies between the Islamic Caliphate and neighboring countries, and the effects of diplomacy and embassies in achieving the security of the Islamic State.  ​ ​
 

020333 Historical Texts (in English)    (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course aims to introduce students to selected models of history, starting from ancient history to the modern and contemporary history, with a focus on texts dealing with the ancient civilizations of the region and the Revelation of Islam to Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him), as well as the history of the modern and contemporary Arab World, and highlights the most significant issues through studies and texts that dealt with the history of the region. The course also stresses students need to be familiar with historical and political terminology in the English Language, which will help them to understand these texts. ​ ​
 

0203341 History of the Ottoman Empire (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces students to the origin of the Ottomans, the establishment of their reign in Anatolia, the factors of its rapid expansion, the State's systems and institutions, reasons for its decline, reformation attempts, the relations of the Ottoman Empire with European countries, the emergence of the Eastern issue, the reasons why the Ottoman Empire participated in World War I, and the collapse of the Caliphate.  ​ ​
 

0203344 The Current Islamic World (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces students to the status quo for Muslims and their problems, the hot-button issues in Palestine, Somalia, Chechnya and Bosnia, the most prominent cultural challenges facing the Islamic world, and the future of the Islamic world amidst the current changes. ​ ​
 

0203345 Modern and Contemporary Far Eastern History (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces students to the political and economic developments in the Far East from the beginning of the 15th Century until World War II, the role of Japan in China and its struggle against European countries, the national movement in China, the conflict between the United States and Japan, the transformations that led to the decline of the European influence in the Far East and the emergence of current balances after the Korean War. ​ ​
 

0203346 American History (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course aims to introduce students to the ancient civilization and nations of the Americas, geographical discoveries, the European settlement movement, the European competition around the 'New World', the developments that led to the independence of the United States, the American Civil War, the independence movement in Central and South America and the relationship of the Americas with Europe during the two World Wars. ​ ​
 

0203420
The Islamic States (3:0-3)
Prerequisite: : 0203321 
This course introduces students to the reasons that led to the decline of the Abbasid Caliphate, the emergence of regional trends in the countries of the Levant and the Islamic Maghreb, and the emergence of semi-independent entities in the Islamic East, namely Tahiriya, Saffariyya, Samaniyya, Ghazuniyya, Buyhiyya, and Seljuk, and in the Maghreb, namely the Rustamids, the Abidids, the Almoravides, and the Muwahids. ​ ​
 



0203421 History of Muslims in Sub-Saharan Africa (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces students to the spread of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa, the rise of Islamic political units, such as the Kingdom of Ghana, the Kingdom of Mali, the Kingdom of Senghi, the Hausa Kingdoms and Kanem Bornu Empire in West Africa, and the Islamic states in the Horn of Africa, the emergence of the Swahili Islamic civilization in East and Central Africa, and the role of Islamic jihad movements in resisting European colonialism in the 19th Century in sub-Saharan Africa. ​ ​
 0203430 History of Islamic Thought (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Islamic thought, its characteristics and development, the intellectual currents, such as the Salafists, the Kharijites, the Shiites, Qadariyah, the Marjeeh, the Mu'tazila, Al-Suffah, and the impact of these currents on enriching the Islamic intellectual experience, the extraneous ideas and their effects, and the intellectual development in later ages. ​ ​
 

0203431 The Islamic Systems  (3:0-3)
Prerequisite:  0203321 
This course aims to introduce students to the Islamic systems, their origins and development, the political, administrative, financial, judicial and security systems, accounting system, the grievance system, the education system, the imprisonment and detention system, measures, scales and weights and the social system. ​ ​
 

0203440 History of the Arabian Gulf (1820-1970)  (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces students to the confrontation between Britain and the Al-Qawasim until 1820, the British efforts to be the monopoly power in the Gulf and consolidate their position by imposing treaties and agreements on regional leaders, Britain's policy towards regional powers, the British-French-Russian-German rivalry at the end of the 19th Century, the rising strategic importance of the Arabian Gulf between the two world wars, the conditions of the Arabian Gulf after World War II and the withdrawal of Britain and the rise of independent states in the region. ​ ​
 

0203442 Modern and Contemporary History of the Arabs (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This Course addresses the conditions of the Arab region prior to the Ottoman expansion, and the situation of the Arabs under the Ottoman rule and European influences in the region during the days of the Ottomans. It also highlights reform movements, such as the movements of Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdul Wahhab and the Senussi, the call for the Islamic League, the emergence of the first Arab nationalist feeling with the arrival of European colonialism in the region, the conditions of the Arab World during World War I, the imposition of the mandate, the Resistance Movements, independence, especially in the aftermath of World War II and the beginning of the Palestinian cause. ​ ​
 

0203443 Modern and Contemporary History of Europe (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces students to the distinctive features of the European Renaissance and its results, the movement of geographic discoveries, economic, social and intellectual transformations in the 17th and 18th Centuries, the French Revolution and its implications, the rise of the Napoleon Empire and its collapse, the conference system and the balance of powers, the emergence of unified Germany and Italy, the division of Europe into military alliances, World War I and its ramifications, the Nazi Movement, the fascist Movement, and the collapse of peace and World War II and its repercussions.   ​ ​
 

0203490 Research Project (3:0-3)
Prerequisites: None 
In this course, each student writes a research paper in which the steps of the scientific research methods previously studied are followed. The student's assessment will be based on how much he/she has demonstrated their understanding of the approach he/she followed in his/her research projects. ​ ​



 

Study Plan (123) credit hours

1st Year, Term 1 (15) Credit  hours ​ ​ ​
Prerequisite: Simultaneous Credit  hours Course Title Course No
 
3 Approaches to study History 0203110
  3 The History of the Arabs before Islam 0203120
  3 Elective Department Requirement XXXXX
  3 Islamic Culture 0101100
  3 University Compulsory requirement XXXXX
 

1st Year, Term 2 (12) Credit  hours ​ ​ ​
Prerequisite: Simultaneous Credit  hours Course Title Course No.
  3 History of the Era of Prophet Mohammed's  Message 0203121
  3 University Compulsory Requirement XXXXX
  3 University Compulsory Requirement XXXXX
  3 University Compulsory Requirement XXXXX
 

2nd Year, Term 3 (15 Credit  hours) ​ ​ ​
Prerequisite: Simultaneous Credit  hours Course Title Course No.
-
3 History of the Rashidun Era 0203220
0203120 3 Islamic Civilization (1) 0203230
0203221 3 History of the Arabian Gulf until the 15th Century 0203222
- 3 Specialization Elective Requirement XXXXX
- 3 College Compulsory Requirement XXXXX
 

2nd Year, Term 4 (15) Credit  hours ​ ​ ​
Prerequisite:  Simultaneous Credit  hours Course Title Course No.
-
3 History of the Umayyad State 0203221
3 Specialization Elective Requirement XXXXX
0203222 3 History of the Arabian Gulf (1500-1650 CE) 0203240
3 Specialization Elective Requirement XXXXX
3 College compulsory Requirement XXXXX
  

3rd Year, Term 5 (18) Credit  hours ​ ​ ​
Prerequisite: Simultaneous Credit  hours Course Title Course No.
- 3 History of the Abbasid State until the 4th Century AH 0203321
0203221
3 History of Maghreb and Andalusia 0203319
- 3 Islamic Civilization (2) 0203330
3 Department Free Requirement XXXXX
3 University Elective Requirement XXXXX
  3 College Compulsory Requirement XXXXX
 


3rd Year, Term 6 (15) Credit hours ​ ​ ​
Prerequisite: Simultaneous Credit hours Course Title Course No.
0203321 3 The Islamic World Between the (4 - 7) Century AH) 0203322
0203240 3 History of the Arabian Gulf (1650-1820 CE) 0203320
- 3 Historical Texts (in English) 0203334
- 3 University Elective Requirement XXXXX
- 3 Specialization Elective requirement XXXXX
4th Year, Term 7 (15) Credit hours ​ ​ ​
Prerequisite: Simultaneous Credit hours Course Title Course No.
- 3
History of Islamic Thought 0203430
- 3 The History of Modern and Contemporary Europe 0203443
  3 College Compulsory Requirement XXXXX
  3 Department Compulsory Support Requirement XXXXX
  3 Department Elective Requirement XXXXX
 

4th Year, Term 8 (18) credit hours ​ ​ ​
Prerequisite: Simultaneous Credit hours Course Title Course No.
- 3
History of the Arabian Gulf (1820-1970 CE) 0203440
- 3 Modern and Contemporary Arab History 0203442
- 3 Graduation Project 0203490
  3 College Elective Requirement XXXXX
  3 Specialization Compulsory Support Requirement XXXXX
  3 University Elective Requirement XXXXX