جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University
Tourism & Archeology
Duration: 48 Months (4 Years)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor
Student must complete 127 credit hours

University Requirements Student must complete 19 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
10032100 Remedial English 0
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.This course 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 course begins with a review of all types of sentences in English, and then proceeds to paragraph writing. Students learn how to write a topic sentence, develop and support it with examples.This course aim to learn student how to organize their writing and speaking to achieve coherence among sentences in a paragraph. In addition, students learn about their subject a lot of technical terms. ( this aim is related with general objects no 7 of this curriculum)
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 Compurter Science and Skills 2
11000323 English Language II 3

Speciality Requirements Student must complete 84 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course aims at introducing students to archeology, the research on the origins of civilizations, the history of archeology in Palestine, the role of the western archeological schools and institutions in setting the theoretical and practical curricula of study, the relationship of archeology with the other sciences, the manifestation of the importance of pottery in the archeological studies, the types of archeological sites, methods of archeological sites discovery, the recording of archeological ruins, methods of excavation, the methods of interpreting the archeological evidences, and the exploration body. The study includes visiting some archeological sites.
3
This course aims at introducing students to tourism, its relationship with the other sciences, alongside with the introduction to the types of tourism, and its role and importance in moving the economy and the states’ national income, especially in the field of tourism.
3
This course covers the study of the Ancient East, concerning the exposure to states and kingdoms established in the Ancient East, and their relationship with each other, politically and culturally. In addition, the course introduces the most important urban centers in the region of the Ancient East, and human beings’ contribution in human civilization in the region in general.
3
The main goal of this course is to introduce the concept of popular heritage in its multiple forms, where it addresses various world cultures models on dress, housing, industries, adornments, and ornaments, along with the various models of folkloric literature, types of games and the amenities of spending leisure time.
3
This course covers the study of historical ages Palestine and Jordan from the Paleolithic Stone Age until the Iron Age. It also discusses Palestine’s relationship with neighboring empires, especially Iraq and Egypt, alongside with the civilization achievements the region has accomplished in the previous times.
3
This course studies the concept of tourism planning, its origins and evolution, importance and objectives, national and regional tourism planning, elements of tourism attractions, tourism planning and the environmental, economic and social effects and the elements of tourism planning (employment, legislation, investment, development, marketing, etc).
3
This course aims at introducing tourist and archeological resources, indicating the methods of managing cultural and heritage sites for the purposes of tourism, through the discussion of the means of identifying and evaluating cultural and heritage resources, as well as indicating the methods of dealing the planning and legislative site requirements.
3
    • 10316111
This course discusses the development of tourism in Palestine, the most important elements of the Palestinian tourism product, its components, the economic, cultural, and environmental importance of Palestinian tourism, tourist facilities and services, and tourism policies. Then, the course addresses organizational aspects of Palestinian tourism, the legislation and ethics of tourism, antiquities and heritage. It also sheds light on the most important Palestinian tourist sites and places.
3
This course aims at introducing students to the history of archeological research related to the study of the Islamic archeology, and the study of its general characteristics, properties and patterns across different Islamic periods since the beginning of Islam until the end of the Ottoman era.
3
The course addresses the introduction of the emergence of the Islamic arts, their relationship with the other arts, styles and types (Applied Arts and Decoration, Pottery and Ceramics, Textiles, wooden, metal, ivory and glass antiques), and the art of writing. The course highlights the impact of Islamic art on the other civilizations.
3
The course aims at providing the students with a historical and geographical overview of the lands ruled by the Greeks, the impact of Greek arts, as well as a study of Greek archaeologies through its internal and external centers, Greek urban planning, with a set of examples. It also addresses the other Greek Arts, such as: Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, and carving money … etc).
3
    • 10316225
This course addresses the Byzantine Empire, the emergence of Christianity, Byzantine Architecture (Churches), and Byzantine sculpture, mosaics and coins; the movement of image and icon breaking, and a comparison between the Byzantine and Islamic Arts on architectural and decorative levels.
3
This course aims at preparing students for graduate studies and scientific research by studying various theories to research approach and considering them in the social sciences curricula, and employing the following activities: desk research, preparing lists of references to a specific topic, with a brief description of each of these references, review studies, audits and books critical reviews, using graphics to clarify certain information in the area of archeology, and then assigning students to research on one of the archeological topics of various ages.
3
This course includes an introduction to pottery, concerning its raw materials and manufacturing methods. It focuses on modern scientific methods and techniques used in the analysis and interpretation of archeological pottery in terms of theory and practice. The course also includes the analysis and study of selected groups of pottery of different ages (Islamic Neolithic Pottery), and discusses the results of analysis. The course will be taught in English.
3
The course deals with the historical development of the hotel industry, the impact of trade, industry, warfare, and traditions on it, in addition to introducing the hotel, its distinct characteristics and types and classifications of hotels.
3
    • 10316223
This course is designed to introduce architecture in the Arabian Peninsula before Islam, the relationship between the Islamic, Byzantine and Sasanian architecture, the impact of religion, climate and raw material in architecture, Mosque of the Prophet (the nucleus of Islamic architecture), Umayyad and Abbasid architecture, and the study of the most important artistic and Islamic architecture forms. The course also addresses the study of Islamic architecture in Palestine from the Fatimid to the Ottoman period, and includes the study of different (religious, civic, military and social) patterns.
3
The course addresses the emergence and development of museums, museums’ goals and objectives, history of some of the Arab and international museums, the study of a model museum, the choice of museum location, museum design, cabinets; coordinating the exhibits, safes, cards, lightning, museum safety; the museum administrative body, maintenance and renovation, surveillance, and the role of excavations in supporting the museum collectibles. (The course will be taught theoretically and practically).
3
The course aims at introducing coins, their importance, resources, bartering, the study of coins since the beginning of the emergence of Sassanid dynasty, and then the Byzantine and Sassanid before Islam and in the early Islamic era, the Islamic monetary units (Dinar, Dirham and Penny), and the movement of Arabization in the era of king Abdulla Bin Marwan, alongside with the industry and styles of the Islamic railway.
3
The course aims at helping students understand the nature and forms of tourism marketing, which is considered one of the crucial sectors in complementing the national economy. The course helps the students in understanding the inputs and outputs in tourism sectors, in addition to providing students with the additional expertise in marketing and marketing services in the hotel sector in particular.
3
The fact that English is the international language in the present century, it has become necessary to provide students with the scientific terminology related to tourism. Furthermore, this is a seminar in English on the subject of tourism.
3
The teacher chooses from the family of inscription or ancient writings (Greek, Latin, Nabataean alphabet, Old Arabic, Aramaic alphabet … etc), and addresses them with the linguistic analysis and compounding, illustrating the historic value.
3
The course covers the history of the city since the beginning up to the present time. The course emphasizes on the Canaanite and Jebusite remnants, as well as the Romanian, Byzantine and Islamic remnants. It also discusses the Zionist claims and their “historical rights” in the holy land. The course includes field visits to the City of Jerusalem and slide show illustrations.
3
The teacher chooses a topic in tourism whether local or international, so as to be a special course dedicated to addressing related topics.
3
    • 10316336
This course introduces the concept of the tourist guiding, wearing the tourist guide badge, work skills, the art of tourist guiding, the art of leading the groups of special needs and concerns, and how to establish guides’ associations.
3
This course includes the concept of travel and tourism companies and tour guides, and the importance of tourism and travel agencies and their functions, organizations, management, planning of its work, individual and collective flights and their marketing, and the relationship of tourism and travel agency with other tourist activities and professions. (The course will be implemented theoretically and practically in English).
3
    • 10316443
This course is designed to provide the students in the their senior year with field training that introduces them to the nature of working with customers, and the principles of field work in tourism and travel companies by performing 60 hours of training during holidays and leisure time, in a manner that doesn’t affect  the other courses.
3
The instructor chooses a special topic in Palestine archeology in which s/he deals with it in details.
3
The students learn about the various methods of excavation, documentation, survey, photo records, and site records theoretically and practically, through working on the archeological excavation the department organizes during the summer for third and fourth year students only. At the end of the semester, students should write a detailed report on the site they worked in, along with the field visits for some archeological excavations the Ministry of Tourism and Archeology organized to get them identified with the sites that were worked on in the past and the present. (100 hrs. of field work)

Speciality Optional Requirements Student must complete 18 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course is an introduction to the Hebrew language for speakers of Arabic and other languages, and it will focus on the following topics: Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew diacritics, sentence and sentence structure, singular and plural, adjectives, numbers, femininity and masculinity, verb tenses, and comparing linguistic phenomena between Arabic and Hebrew. At the end of the course, the student will be able to read, write, and talk, and will have sufficient knowledge of vocabulary.
3
    • 10301116
This course is a continuation of the Hebrew Language 1 course; it aims to study and the language more thoroughly, and train students in Arabic translation, to and from.
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.
3
This course aims to teach the French language through modern methods of teaching the French language for beginners and those residing in non-French speaking countries. By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to speak simply and understand simple sentences through which they can introduce themselves, get to know others, construct simple sentences, and arrange short dialogues.
3
The course is designed to introduce the laws, local and international policies concerned with the protection of heritage and antiquities, and explaining the importance of awareness of laws and their impact in keeping civilization heritage safe from theft, smuggling, trafficking and trespassing over the archeological sites. The course also discusses the most important organizations in this field: UNESCO, ICOM, and others.
3
This course focuses its study on the region from the Southern Taurus Mountains to the city of Damascus, and from the Euphrates to the coast of the Mediterranean, in terms of: the history of the archeological activity in Syria and Lebanon, until the end of the Bronze Age, the archeological excavations, written sources, the transitional period of the Middle Bronze Age, Syria during the Bronze Old Age and the Late Bronze Age, and finally the Iron Age.
3
The course begins with a historical glimpse at the Nabateans, an archaeological survey of the important Nabateans’ sites. The course then moves to the study of field work architecture, engraving of rock surfaces by the Nabateans according to historical sequence, victory arch, holy yards, Al-Banat Palace temple, major amphitheaters in Petra, rock surfaces painted with multi-color paint, Nabateans and their coins, in addition to their writings, inscriptions, and pottery in all its types.
3
The course introduces the means of communication, the oral and written communication skills, the methods of dealing with different nationalities and cultures, the art of communication and speech, and the art of eating and drinking. The course also deals with the development of personal skills between individuals and groups, and building the team and taking care of clients in the tourism industry.
10316254 Tourism and the Local Community 3
10316255 Food and Beverage Services 3
3
This course highlights the Arabian Peninsula’s antiquity landmarks, their history from the beginning of the Stone Age, Stone-Copper Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age to the Classical Age. The course includes also a comparative study of the Arabian Peninsula’s antiquities and the antiquities in neighboring areas.
3
This course is a study of the basics, origins and development of Arabic calligraphy coupled with a practical presentation of different types of Arabic calligraphy in Arab East, Maghreb and Andalus.
3
The course is designed to deal with hotel management, the skills of dealing with customers and room service, food preparation and drinks service, organizing the work in the front offices, which includes correspondences, reception, queries, accounting and security. (The course will be taught in theory and practice).
3
This course covers the following topics: Islam’s attitude towards photography, types of Islamic photography, wall pictures, manuscripts, copies, mosaics, photography schools and technical production.
3
This course is a survey of the engineering work of temples, shrines, palaces, and houses in Iraq, Egypt and Greater Syria in terms of architectural elements, architecture fashion, local origin and external influences.
3
The course addresses the concept of tourist information systems, and information systems used in hotels and restaurants, tourist agencies, geographical information systems and GIS.
3
Students, in this course, learn about the importance of renovation and maintenance of antiquities and the maintenance of antiquity pieces. This study includes how these pieces get damaged and the best techniques to preserve and mend them. The course also covers maintenance of archaeological sites and buildings in terms of human and natural factors affecting them and the best means to preserve them, as well as some necessary maintenance work in the field such as removal of archaeological finds and facilities and taking samples. The students are also introduced to regional and local antiquity laws.
3
This course introduces students to the Semitic languages and the most important decorations and inscriptions in the region, Islamic decorations and inscriptions, the relationship between languages, types of ancient inscriptions, and the most important means of writing.
3
This course studies the development of industries through the ages, and the first technology in dealing with the flint, metal, pottery, and glass materials and others.
3
This course focuses on the touristic and hotel miscellaneous services that meet the wishes of tourism such as: food, drinks, and other tourist facilities like restaurants, parks and hotels, and others. It also addresses the modern ways and mechanisms in providing these services.
11011222 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3

Free Courses Student must complete 6 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
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
11000144 Fiqh of Siyra 2
11000151 General Principles in Administration 2
11000152 Introduction to Debate 2
11000153 Introduction to Debate 3
11000155 Poison Prevention 2
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
11000254 Sports and Health 2
11000331 English Conversation Skills 3
11000332 English Writing Skills 3
11201101 Intoduction to Musicology 2
11201103 Palestinian Music Folklore 2
11201163 Choir 2

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