TRAINING COURSE

 

Definition:

PhD History of Islamic Civilization is the highest level in the field of history of Islam during which students pass research-based and taught courses and after successful completion of the programme they achieve doctoral degree. 

Programme’s aims:

Instructing researchers and specialists in the field of Islamic civilization

Instructing lecturers for the highest academic levels

Expanding the knowledge in the filed of History of Islamic civilization

Methodical and academic analysis of History of Islamic civilization

Analyzing and studying intellectual and cultural changes and the factors impacting  the development and fall of Islamic civilization-          Studying the strategies for reviving Islamic civilization 

Academic policies:

Attention to ethical and spiritual aspects of students

Encouraging students toward research-based studies through allocating a minimum of 30 per cent of credit hours (apart from thesis) to research work

Attempting to instruct skillful researchers who are informed of latest academic developments

Laying the grounds for students to get to know the latest principles, methods and tools of research

Attention to students’ skills in teaching, dissemination, translation and authorship

Developing students’ analytical skills, ability to argue and assessing and answering new religious questions regarding the history of Islamic civilization

Attention to innovation and development of new theories and viewpoints 

Admission:

MA History students can apply for the programme. Students are admitted in accordance with general and specific rules of admission. Note: students with other academic background can apply for the programme; however, they are required to pass some pre-requisite course units if admitted.  

Programme’s structure:

Total course units are 58

Students cover course units including thesis in 5 years.

Each theoretical course unit is 16 hours and practical ones are 32 hours; there is a research approach in the entire courses

Students are required to pass a thesis which is worth 18 credits

Course units (except thesis) are presented in each semesters are 6-10 credit

Course Unit structure:    

 

No

Course units

Credit rating

1

Seminary

16

2

Pre-requisite

6

3

Specialized

18

4

Thesis

18

Total

58

Importance and necessity:

Muslims were highly developed in terms of science and civilization in some eras known as ‘’golden age of civilization’’. Their development was gradually deteriorated for some reasons; therefore, understanding Islamic civilization and assessing it can help develop un in careful planning for reviving Islamic civilization. Moreover, understanding such subjects is crucial for seminary students and scholars so that they can become more effective and capable in academic settings.   

Role and Skills:

With acquired historical knowledge, the graduates are capable of conducting academic activities and work effectively in academic institutes; they can also continue their research studies and by doing so play an effective role in expansion and elevation of Shiite culture and civilization and disseminating it to different societies and be useful in fulfilling the mentioned objectives.

A) Seminary Course units:  

 

No

Title

Credit rating

Study Hours

Pre-requisite

Note

Total

Theoretical

Practical

1

Jurisprudence (1)

2

32

32

-

 

Emphasizing on research

2

Jurisprudence (2)

2

32

32

-

Jurisprudence (1)

Emphasizing on research

3

Jurisprudence (3)

2

32

32

-

Jurisprudence (2)

Emphasizing on research

4

Jurisprudence (4)

2

32

32

-

Jurisprudence (3)

Emphasizing on research

5

Jurisprudence (5)

2

32

32

-

Jurisprudence (4)

Emphasizing on research

6

Principles of Islamic law (1)

2

32

32

-

 

Emphasizing on research

7

Principles of Islamic law (2)

2

32

32

-

Principles of Islamic law (1)

Emphasizing on research

8

Principles of Islamic law (3)

2

32

32

-

Principles of Islamic law (2)

Emphasizing on research

 

Total

16

256

256

 

 

 

Note: the syllabus of seminary course units are in accordance to the Jurisprudence and Principles of Islamic Law as accepted by Al-Mustafa University    

B) Pre-requisite course units:

 

No

Title

Credit rating

Study hours

Pre-requisites

Notes

Total

Theoretical

Practical

1

  historical development of Islamic civilization

2

32

32

-

 

 

2

  Appearance and fall of civilizations according to the Quran

2

32

32

-

 

Emphasizing on civilization branches approved by the Quran

3

 Contemporary Status of Islamic civilization

2

32

32

-

 

 

 

Total

6

96

96

 

 

 

c) Specialized Course Units: 

 

No

Title

Credit rating

Study hours

Pre-requisite

Note

Total

Theoretical

Practical

1

Understanding and analyzing sources

2

32

32

-

 

 With attention to analyzing Sunni sources

2

Advanced Research methodology

2

48

16

32

 

Emphasizing on hermeneutic and issues in the philosophy of history

3

Analyzing orientalists’ works

2

32

32

-

 

 

4

Principles and manifestations of civilization

2

32

32

-

 

Emphasizing on Islamic civilization

5

Religious teachings and Islamic civilization

2

32

32

-

 

 

6

Reviving and reconstructing Islamic civilization

2

32

32

-

 

 

7

 Islamic states and sciences

2

32

32

-

 

 

8

Muslims’ customs and rituals

2

32

32

-

 

 

9

 Islamic civilization and other civilizations

2

32

32

-

 

 Different relationships between Islamic civilization and other civilizations

10

Thesis

18

640

-

640

 

 

 

Total

36

944

272

672

 

 

 




saja

system jame amozesh

sampa

sampa

sampa

ketabkhane

sampa

nashriat