جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University
Arabic Language and Literature with Hebrew Minor
Duration: 48 Months (4 Years)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor
Student must complete 128 credit hours

University Requirements Student must complete 19 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
0
This is a three-hour non-credited English course offered to students who score poorly (i.e. below 50%) on the placement test. Since the major concern of this course is to improve the students’ proficiency before starting their ordinary university English basic courses and major courses taught in English, special emphasis has been placed on enhancing the students’ ability to effectively acquire the four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Specifically, the course attempts to ensure an academically acceptable performance on the part of the students at the level of the English basic courses. Moreover, the course aims at expanding students’ vocabulary needed for various tasks.
3
This course aims to establish the concept of Islamic culture and its position among the other international cultures, its position in the Muslim life, its sources, its bases and its characteristics. It also aims to introduce the Islamic culture in faith, worship, relations, morals, and knowledge, to discuss the clash between cultures in addition to Globalization, Human Rights, Woman Rights, Democracy and other contemporary issues.
3
This course aims to improve the level of students in language skills and various literary, read and absorb and express written, and oral and tasted literary, through texts flags authors and poets in different eras, lessons in grammar and spelling, and brief definition months dictionaries and Arab old ones the modern and how to use them. This course aims to implement the Arabic language in the areas of reading and expression of both types oral and written communication.
3
This is a three credit-hour university-required English language course designed for students who need to work on the four skills of the language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The development of vocabulary and skills of comprehension are integral parts of the course. In addition, various reading strategies (making predictions, identifying main ideas, reading for details, relating information in the text to life experience) are introduced and developed through a wide range of topics for reading and writing. The course encourages a more analytical and independent approach to study and helps prepare the students for any subsequent exam preparation.
3
The course is mandatory for university students from various disciplines, so it does provide students with knowledge and `information about the Palestinian reality and in particular the political developments of the Palestinian cause since its inception until the present day in line social and economic developments and political which constitute the main pillars for the study of the Palestinian political reality. This course aims to study Palestinian issue from its begging until present day in social, economic and political issue.
11000108 Community Service 1
11000117 Leadership and Communication Skills 1
11000126 Introduction to Computer Science and Skills 2
11000323 English Language II 3

Speciality Requirements Student must complete 66 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course aims at introducing the elements of the creative process: the creativity, the text, and the recipient, and attempts to identify with the artistic, intellectual, and psychological aspects of the literary text, and propelling students’ abilities to receive the text spontaneously; establishing an effective relationship between them and the text, on the one hand, and with the text and its social environment on the other, through high texts from different ages.
3
This course is designed to introduce the linguistic levels and the morphological status. After this, the course moves to cover a number of morphological topics: morphological derivatives, dualism, I’lal (defectiveness), Ibdal (appositional substantive), reduction, relation, and assimilation, etc. This is coupled with an application of the topics in the form of exercises.
3
This course addresses the study of the topics of rhetoric and eloquence; the student studies types of metaphor, linguistic and intellectual tropes, metonymy and preterition. It also studies affectation and embellishments. The course is coupled with an application on a set of selected literary texts.
3
This course covers the following subjects: parts of speech and the functional classifications, the verb and verb classifications, inflected and uninflected nouns, and the inflected and uninflected verbs and their classifications, syntactic, grammatical cases (nominative, accusative and genitive), declension (fully declined nouns,  triptotes, diptotes,  sound masculine plurals, sound feminine plurals, the definite and indefinite and their types (pronouns, nouns, demonstrative pronouns, relative pronouns, definite article, nominative nouns), subject and agent, subject and Predicate,  Sisters of Inna, and Sisters of Lana. This is coupled with a syntactic application on literary texts.
3
This course introduces the religious, political, social, economic and intellectual life that produced Pre-Islamic poetry, and attempts to identify its beginning, evolution, artistic functions, and literary issues, such as: plagiarism, mu’allaqat (the suspended odes, the hanging poems), the utterly destitute (sa’alik) poetry, and structure and unity, through the examination of selected texts.
3
    • 10301115
This course is designed to introduce students to the Islamic perspective on poetry, the media warfare the Ansar poets had to go through against the ethnic poets of Mecca, and monitors the traditional and new purposes that accompanied the triumph poetry. It also studies the magnificent masterpieces of contemporary poets, and identifies the Islamic and Jahili penetrations.
3
    • 10301117
The course includes the environments of poetry at the Umayyad time: Hijaz, Dedouin, Greator Syria, Iraq, and Khrassan. The student studies this era’s important poets and their works, as well as analyzes selected poetic works and identifies their distinct properties and the relationship of this all with the previous and subsequent eras. The course finally touches on the poetic subjects in this era: politics, satire and love, and shows the most important poets and characteristics.
3
This course aims to provide students with the basic skills in writing scientific research and introducing its properties and approaches: the historical, descriptive, statistical and integrated approaches and others.  It illustrates scientific research methods, the different sources, and methods and principles of documentation. It discusses issues of texts, practicing calligraphy and identifying with manuscripts, identifying with distortion and travesty, and preparing indexes. Students present research papers that apply what they were taught about the principles of the research paper.
3
This course is designed to introduce Palestinian popular literature as a means of defending Palestinian identity through the renewal of many rituals, customs and traditions expressed by this genre of literature. Thus, it defines folk literature, its themes, features, length in time and place, and examines certain models from this literature.
3
    • 10301114
Expanding on the topics discussed earlier in Syntax 1, this course is designed to address the following syntactic and grammatical topics: nouns in the accusative case (passive object, direct and indirect object, absolute object and other objects’ types, alongside with their methods, for instance, temptation, warning, competence, and engaging), adverbs (if, whereas, whenever, since, for, etc.), idioms, Haal (condition), exception, and the genitive nouns. There will be grammatical applications to reinforce these topics.
3
    • 10301113
The course addresses the topics of semantics: rhetoric, discourse (predicate and composition), verbal and nonverbal composition and their types, sentence and sentence type, subject and object, elision trope, imperative style, anastrophe, portraying and its devices,   polysyndeton and asyndeton, brachylogy, circumlocution, equality, brevity and verbosity. This will be applied with criticism and modern rhetorical studies.
3
This course introduces phonology, works of classical Arab scholars in the field, development of phonology by Western linguists, the articulatory system, the manner and rules of sound production, modern phonetic theories that address phoneme and phonology, the structural and nonstructural phonemes, such as Gramont law, parallelism, and violation law. It also studies the phonetic development and the controversial phonemes between the old and modern schools.
10301328 Ancient Arabic Criticism 3
3
This course is designed to address Palestinian literature in its different times and places: Palestinian literature before 1948, exile literature as well as poetry of the Nakba (disaster 1948), resistance literature in occupied Palestine between the years 1948 and 1967, prose poetry and free verse, and a study of the Palestinian writers Ibrahim Touqan, Abd- Al Karim Al Karmi (Abu Salma), Tawfiq Sayegh, Tawfiq Ziad, and Mahmoud Darwish. The course also studies the Palestinian novel in terms of origins, evolution, the most prominent symbols in exile and in Palestine, such as Ghassan Kanafani, Emil Habibi. It also considers the short story in different environments and at different times, so as to cover the short story map since its very beginning until Al-Aqsa Intifada, and chooses the models of Najati Sodqi, Sameera Azzam, Mahmoud Shuqair, Tawfiq Fayyad, Liana Bader, Akram Haneyya; furthermore, it covers distinct autobiographies such as those by Fadwa Touqan, and Jabra. I. Jabra.
3
    • 10301118 or
    • 10301218 or
    • 10301117
This course is designed to introduce students to the literary and intellectual life in the Abbasid Era (132-656), and identify the impact of amusement, lechery, heresy, populism and asceticism in poetry, the process of modernizing and the most prominent trends in poetry, alongside with the identifying the masters of poetry (Bashar, Abu Nawwas, Abu Al-Atahya, Abu Tammam, Al Buhturi, Ibn Al Rumi, Al Mutanabbi, Abu Firas Al Hamadani, and Al Ma’arri). Finally, the course examines literary texts and shows the artistic characteristics of this poetry.
3
The course aims to study the arts of prose in the Abbasid Age: sermon, lecture, testament, message, debate, maqamah, manamah, story and autobiography; the course introduces the masters of prose, such as Ibn al-Muqaffa’, Sahl bin-Haroun, Ahmed bin-Yousef, Amro bin- Mes’adah, Inb al-Zayyat, Ibrahim al-Sawli, Al Jahiz, Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi, and Ibn Qutaiybah, selected prose works, and indicating their artistic characteristics.
3
    • 10301223
Expanding on the topics discussed in Syntax 1 and 2, this course studies  the present tense in the accusative and subjunctive cases, appositives, the indeclinable, assertive and non-assertive conditionals, subordinates, adjectives, Badal (apposition), rhetoric joining, conjunctions, assertion, and acting nouns as verbs (gerund, participle, imagery, and superlative). There will be grammatical applications to reinforce these topics.
3
The course aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of modern linguistics, the linguistics illustrated by the articulatory and morphological circles concerned with types of morphemes, and the syntactic modern theories. The course includes the modern linguistic schools: constructive, Chomsky’s structural syntax, and others; it also highlights linguistics’ relationship to other sciences, such as psychology, sociology and anthropology.
3
    • 10301328
Students are introduced to the most important methods of literary criticism from the 19th century approaches (Sainte Beuve, Hippolyte Taine, and Prontera), and addresses Impressionism, the non-structural curriculum scripts (psychological and social), and reaches out to the structural curriculum scripts, and those that address the receiver (semiotics and deconstruction), and the modern Arab literary criticism masters’ interaction with these curriculum approaches as well as the most important doctrines of classic, romantic and realistic literature.
3
    • 10301438
This course covers the circumstances and factors that led to the emergence of the modern Arabic poetry movement, starting with its pioneers and their intellectual, cultural contents and poetry trends; this is accomplished by highlighting the revival school, Al Diwan School, poetry in the diaspora, the Apolo School, and these movements’ presence in schools, prospects of evolution in the east and west, the main topics and properties, different methods of locution, the free verse and its emergence, characteristics, trends, pioneers, artistic properties, impact on the theme and art of the contemporary movement. The course is coupled with an application study of selected poetry models.
3
    • 10301332
This course addresses the modern prose art, beginning with the short story, the modern Arabic novel, and the Arabic play, as it studies their emergence in the Arabic literature since their 20th century beginnings, and highlights their pioneers, trends, themes, artistic properties, and evolution in the modern Arabic literature. The course is coupled with application models on the short story, novel and play.
3
    • 10301331
This course introduces a comprehensive analytical study of selected poetry texts from the Fatimid Age, the Ayyubid Age, and the Mamluke Age, and focuses on studying sectarian literature, Jihad literature, and Sufi literature; furthermore, it aims to study themes of writing, themes and properties of oratory, and the general authoring movement.

Speciality Optional Requirements Student must complete 9 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course aims to study an artistic phenomenon in the old Arabic poetry extending from the Pre-Islamic Age until the beginnings of the Medieval Age, a poet from this period or one of the different themes of poetry. The poetic texts are the center of research and study.
3
This course aims to study an art of the old Arabic prose arts, studying it deeply, indicating its artistic properties, and addressing the reasons behind its evolution and development and its distinct writers.
3
This course begins with a historical study of the invention of the dictionary by ancient peoples, including the Arabs. Then the course will move to study the first beginnings of an Arabic dictionary, early endeavors in this respect, major Arabic dictionary schools: the phonetics schools pioneered by Al Khalil Ben Ahmad in his book Al-‘Ayin; Al- Qafiyya School by Al- Zamakhshari in Asass Al Balagha Dictionary; Raedat Al- Jawhari in Al-Sihah Dictionary; and aphabetic and Abjad writing systems. The course sheds the light on the modern dictionaries: Al- Waseet, Al-Muheet and Al-Munjed, and illustrates the hard efforts in the industry of the historical dictionary, and the endeavors made by the linguistic conclaves in the electronic and computerized dictionaries, alongside with training the students to look at the lexical items in all dictionaries.
3
In this course, the students study a source of the syntax or language courses so that they get trained on reading old texts, and are able to identify with the approaches’ disciples in studying syntax and language. Students get the chance to keep up with other sources that enable them in their understanding.
3
This course is designed to introduce prosody in terms of resources, terms, role in musical poetry, and the poetic verses and the different anapests, and then to highlight the divisions of poetry schemes: syllables, rhythms, divisions, and defects. In addition, the course addresses the modernization movement in Arabic poetry music: Muwashshah, free verse, and rhythm.
3
Topics covered in this course include: the origin and development of the Arabic language, and theories that study this development, such as dialects, places, and characteristics. It also studies Arabic’s relationship with Semitic languages, the study of the extinct Arabic epigraphs, the study of the remaining Arabic and its characteristics, the characteristics and features of the mutual languages, and furthermore, duplicity, syntactics and the linguists’ viewpoints, derivatives, parsers, synonyms, antonyms, syntax, portmanteau, and discussing the linguists points’ of view in the previous cases.
3
This course is designed to invest in students’ inventory in the theoretical aspects of old and new criticism, applied on a set of selected poetry and prose works in order to develop students’ critical skills and textual literary appreciation.
3
Language is the means of communication and networking, and it is a major media language; so the course aims to strengthen the students’ linguistic inventory, and strengthen students’ ability to express themselves flawlessly, and to tackle the media and press errors and correct them. The course includes the concepts of media, communication and networking, deliberation, some rules of morphology and syntax, with a focus on numbers, duals, plurals, and monitoring errors contained in these topics, and correct them. Finally, the course deals with the different media topics, and errors and correction.
3
This course covers the holy city’s presence in the ancient and modern prose and poetry of Arabic literature, and it identifies the most important intellectuals who wrote in these fields, highlighting their orientations and visions, then their artistic properties. The course tackles the distinct ages and literary arts where Jerusalem was uniquely present and addressing the reasons for this presence.
3
This course aims to study the poetic functions, defined by the poetic description of the Andalusi nature, praise, elegy and flirt, and the influence of the eastern poets on their Andalusi counterparts. Furthermore, the course addresses the lamentation of kingdoms, cities and lost Andalus, and knowing the stylistic features for this purpose; the Andalusi Muwashshah: their purposes, language and prosody, and the reasons behind this art’s spread in spite of criticism. The course discusses the statement which says that, “The Andalusi Muwashshah is the first step in the fall of the Arabic poetry through its long journey.” It also looks at the emergence of the Andalusi zajal, and examines study of a number of zajal singers, first and foremost Abn Qazman.
3
The course aims to provide students with the methods of teaching the Arabic language in its different stages, with an illustration on these methods and variety.
3
This course deals with topics of modern and contemporary Arabic poetry in study and analysis, such as trends or modern poetry schools (poetry in the Diaspora, free verse structure, the heritage symbols, mask, plot, the city, resistance, the image of the enemy, the other, the woman), or a poet of the pioneers stage, poets or divan of modern Arabic literature or any other artistic phenomenon of the modern and contemporary Arabic poetry.
3
This course is designed to study the language and its role in society, and track language changes related to duplicity, the language of the sexes, the masculinity of language, language of craftsmen, and AlTaghlib (subjugating one phrase with the attributes of another). The course explains the impact of the environment on the tongue, and illustrates the language of discourse, deliberation and pragmatics, and demonstrates the social theories and their relation to the interpretation of the language.
3
This course aims to introduce Qur’anic and Hadith rhetoric, the stylistic properties and an application on a selected set of texts of the Qur’an and Hadith, along with analyzing them rhetorically and stylistically.
3
    • 10301333
This course covers a set of different syntactic issues which is of great importance to every student, and is considered a completion to what students studied in previous courses, and includes: acts of praise and slander, interjections, verbal noun, letters (binding letter, addition letter), deterring and snubbing, explanation, gerund, request style, question marks, Noons’ intensifier, and nunnation; and it deals with the syntactics of sentences and phrase. This course is coupled with an application on linguistic texts.
3
This course focuses on a modern Arabic writer, novelist or narrator, who has a wide experience in his/her literary genre. In the novel, the course may address Naguib Mahfouz, Abdulrahman Muneef, Hanna Mina, Ghaleb Helsa, Al-Taher Wattar, or Ahlam Mustaghanmi. In the field of short story: Youdef Idris, Zakaryya Tamer, Mahmoud Shuqair, Sameera Azzam, or Akram Hanyyah, and it can also deal with the East and West conflict of civilizations in the Arabic novel, or the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Arabic narration, or issues and artistic phenomena in short story, novel or play. The teacher can teach novelists’ texts, or the prose works and autobiographies in Egyptian, Iraqi or Palestinian literature.
3
This course introduces the history of comparative literature: emergence and evolution, different schools (French, American, Russian and German schools) and the Arab and Palestinian efforts in it.
11011222 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3

Sub-specialty Requirements Student must complete 24 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course will focus on the following topics: Hebrew alphabet, in both its printed and hand written form, Hebrew diacritics and sentence and sentence structure. At the end of the course, the student will be able to employ simple sentences to express themselves in writing and orally.
3
    • 10302116
In this course, students learn the principles of translation from Hebrew to Arabic and vice versa.
3
    • 10302116
This course aims at improving students’ linguistic proficiency in Hebrew. Students will study the language more thoroughly, so that they can read and understand texts and produce entire paragraphs orally. Furthermore, students are trained to use Hebrew dictionaries.
3
    • 10302161
In this course, students will learn to summarize, analyze, discuss and criticize texts.
3
This course tackles the definition of morphology in Hebrew in terms of: its importance, topics and its relation to other language levels in Hebrew.
3
    • 10302228
This course addresses several topics: word classes, sentence types, conjunctions, prepositions, subject and predicate, object, sifa (adjective (, al-hal (state) and Badal (apposition) in Hebrew.
3
This course provides students with writing skills in Hebrew. It aims to foster students’ capacity to express their ideas in writing, using strong and clear language free from mistakes. This is in addition to writing with correct spelling and respect of the rules of correct numbering and punctuation.
3
This course aims to introduce models of comparison to tackle the points of similarities and differences between Arabic and Hebrew in terms of grammar, morphology and spelling.

Sub-specialty Optional Requirements Student must complete 6 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
    • 10302119
This course introduces students to common problems of translating official transactions, allowing students to learn to identify weaknesses and find suitable solutions. It provides them with sufficient training in translating legal texts of various and different aspects.
3
This course introduces students to Hebrew press, its history, and its trends towards Arab issues in general and the Palestinian issues in particular - whether it is visual, readable or audible- and the important role it plays in shaping and managing the public opinion in favor of the Israeli policy in an attempt to alter the facts, mislead world public opinion or try to justify Israel's illegal acts.
3
This course sheds light on the most prominent Palestinian writers who write Hebrew Literature, highlighting their motives and topics and covers the Jewish culture’s presence in their literature, then the role and impact of this literature in the Israeli arena.
3
    • 10302229
This course is designed to introduce students to language acquisition theories, methods of teaching Hebrew and Hebrew linguistics patterns. The course also includes training students on preparing the study plans. Also, students learn different types of evaluation and tests, methods of their construction.

Free Courses Student must complete 4 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
7303311 Medicinal Plants in Palestine 2
7303312 Cosmetic Products and Community 2
7303433 Pharmacy & Society 2
7404111 Family Health 2
10311197 French Language 2
3
This course aims at introducing students to the French alphabet, and the way of writing masculine and feminine words, as well as sentence structures: personal pronouns, verbs, and objects (direct and indirect). It also lists daily events using assistance tools such as drawings, pictures, and some short answers: acceptance, rejection, thanking, apology, and justifying the answers.
10805107 Psychological Culture in Our Recent Life 2
10816001 Planning and Development 2
11000111 Jerusalem 2
11000112 Fighting Corruption : Challenges and Solutions 2
11000118 Public Health 2
11000131 Geography of Palestine 2
11000142 Family System in Islam 2
11000143 Principles of Religious Observances 2
11000151 General Principles in Administration 2
11000152 Introduction to Debate 2
11000153 Introduction to Debate 3
11000156 Investment Principles 2
11000157 Principles of Marketing and Personal Selling 2
11000158 Medications and Community 2
11000161 Engineering & Society 2
11000162 Environment in Palestine 2
11000165 Earthquake Mitigation 2
11000166 Genetics and Society 2
11000167 University Psychological Adaptation 2
11000168 Principles of Ocupational Saftey 2
11000169 Risk Assessment and Management 2
11000173 Sign Language 2
11000175 Democracy, Human Rights & International Human Rights 2
11000254 Sports and Health 2
11000331 English Conversation Skills 3
11000332 English Writing Skills 3
11201101 Introduction to Musicology 2
11201103 Palestinian Music Folklore 2
11201163 Choir 2

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