Master of Political History

The master's study in political history is one of the most important disciplines that serve the work of institutions specialized in studying the history of peoples and the orientalization of the future from the history of civilizations. The ISC seeks to develop a curriculum that matches the trends in the world in order to provide [...]

The master’s study in political history is one of the most important disciplines that serve the work of institutions specialized in studying the history of peoples and the orientalization of the future from the history of civilizations. The ISC seeks to develop a curriculum that matches the trends in the world in order to provide students with the opportunity to specialize in areas that are consistent with the need to develop intellectual abilities and awareness of the issue of political systems.
The master’s program that the college seeks to implement aims to deepen and develop the cognitive and analytical capabilities of the student searching for political history and contemporary social and political phenomenon, which contributes to raising his efficiency in developing his scientific and practical skills in the functional field or in the civil field. Community organizations and other areas related to political changes in the political arena in most of the countries in which he lives.

Key features of the course

  • Graduation of well-versed researchers in political history.
  • Providing society institutions with political competencies capable of properly understanding political history.
  • Enhancing students’ knowledge of the most important issues in political history.
  • Develop students’ experiences and knowledge about the political history of European and Middle Eastern countries and ancient civilizations
  • Provide students with basic theories in this field and enhance their critical thinking abilities.
  • Provide students with theoretical research skills about the structures, procedures and policies of political history.
  • Develop the student’s ability to apply theoretical knowledge in understanding ancient and contemporary political history.
  • Enhance students’ international experiences.

The first stage - Compulsory courses 72 Credits

1
Scientific Research Methodology

The course includes scientific research methods related to defining scientific research and clarifying its importance, types, steps and methods. It also deals with the sources and methods of data collection and methods of data analysis as well as methods of inspection and estimation and all statistical methods that can be used in the processes of analysis and scientific research in the fields of economics and management.

2
Political history

The course is divided into three parts: Part One: It reviews the history of political thought from the Athenian democracy to the Christian Middle Ages, and is distinguished by its encyclopedia, and also in careful detail of opinions and philosophers. Part two: extends since the European Renaissance, when Machiavelli; And how the latter laid politics on new rules, causing an intellectual rupture with Plato and the Christian philosophical heritage. Then the impact of the Protestant religious reform on politics, passing through the major revolutions and the emergence of theories of natural right and the social contract that deals with them in detail. And the end of Spinoza, who returned the human mind to the earth and his critical opinions of religion, and advocates freedom of opinion and expression. The third part: reviews the major currents that followed the Enlightenment: nationalism, liberalism, and socialism, and how they developed in each country and among its main thinkers.

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

3
The historical development of democracy

The course provides a comprehensive historical overview of the emergence of the idea of ​​democracy for the first time in ancient Greece and how it developed over the following periods of time until it reached the present day. It examines the concept of democracy, its pillars and forms in the historical course and the relationship of the individual to the state, in democracy in ancient times, in the emergence and development of democracy in the nineteenth century, the crisis of democracy in the twentieth century and the causes of the deterioration of democracies, the Second World War and its democratic message, and the post-war reorganization of Europe On a democratic basis, the future of democracy, and the guarantees of the United Nations body for the protection of democracy. It turns to an applied treatment of the challenges and problems of the democratic transition experiences in the Arab countries in which change revolutions and popular uprisings erupted (the transitional experiences of Egypt and Tunisia).

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

4
International relations in the past

The course is divided into two major parts. The first is entitled A Study in Origins, Origins and History, which deals with theoretical approaches to science and the definition of international relations, its origins and development, and the second chapter is entitled International Political Theories and presents the most important theoretical concepts such as power, balance of power, collective security, international conflict, its management and resolution, game theory Containment, Flexible Response, Escalation, Deterrence, Limited Warfare, Negotiation and Bargaining, International Regulation, International Integration, Global Government, Disarmament. As well as the theories of both Hobson and Lenin, which explain the phenomenon of colonialism.

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

5
History of political economy

The course includes a brief and comprehensive conception of the economic ideas that represent the basis and main content of political economy from the time of David Ricardo, in which the selection of the most common economic ideas and their importance in the economy as a whole. In that context, comes a stand on the contributions of the various economic schools and a combination of the presentation of partial methods of analysis and methods of total analysis. The course also presents and studies the concepts of labor, capital, commodity, rent, value, tax, prices, markets and other concepts that are necessary to study the economic situation in a country, and develop an economic plan for its development and development; Or understanding the economic problems that the economy suffers from at all the national, regional and international levels.

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

6
Political History of the European Union

The course reviews the changes that occurred with the Treaty of Lisbon and the recent development of the European Union, the financial crisis in the European Union, and the current state of the euro currency. It deals with a variety of topics from the early history of the European Union and the working mechanisms of its institutions, to the role it plays in international affairs, sheds light on the successes and failures of the European Union, and explains the difficult choices that may lie ahead.

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

Optional courses 24 Credits

1
Political organization

The course deals with the foundations of political organization in the first chapter, by talking about the state in terms of its concept, the basis of its establishment, its function, its forms and its relationship to the law. At the first constitutional institution, which is the legislative authority, whose system, composition and competencies were discussed, as well as the relationship between constitutional institutions - public authorities. While he referred in Chapter Five to the third constitutional institution, which is the judiciary, and the general principles governing the work of the judiciary, as well as the constitutional judiciary, to then dedicate Chapter Six to the issue of public rights and freedoms in legal states, and the guarantees established to protect both public rights and freedoms. And

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

2
History of Middle Eastern Politics

The course deals with the geography of the Middle East and its history, ancient and modern, comprehensively and objectively, where the most important civilizations in human history arose, including the Islamic civilization, explaining the reason for targeting this region and its importance, justifying the events that struck it and the civilizations that alternated over it, and laying out a vision of what things could lead to in the future. In light of the various active factors, and in light of human capabilities, natural resources, global conditions, existing alliances, a change in the balance of power, and the destabilization of the economic structure and its stability. It accompanies the line of development with many connections and ramifications, according to different criteria that are not limited to the religious criterion, as many historians or analysts do when they narrate the events of the region. The historical narrative here depends on many objective and positivistic criteria, such as demography, culture, language, economy, and socio-political organizations. The course reveals, with a detailed analytical scientific vision, the patterns of the process of the history of the Middle East region that preoccupied and still preoccupies the political leaders of the world. Its approach is comprehensive, not exclusive, and answers the urgent questions that we all have: When will the region enter a state of stability and how will the factors of violence that have continuously shaken it for two hundred years be eliminated? general?

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

3
Political history of the United States

The course explores the theoretical and applied foundations on which American strategies in international relations are based, and the understanding of the traditions that establish their dynamism in the international system through several stages that accompanied their development, and each of these stages had its advantage and impact on building American foreign policy. The stage of exiting from isolation, the stage of striving for global hegemony, the stage of world domination and the events of September 11th. The course also monitors the positions of US foreign policy towards various events in the world throughout history.

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

4
History of social thought

The course deals with modern sociology, its development, social thought and its historical origin, and talks about several topics such as: the social thought of the peoples of the ancient East, the social thought of Greece, the social thought of the Romans, the Christian social thought, the social thought of some Muslim thinkers, the pioneers of sociology in the world Al-Gharbi, the most important philosophies and theoretical trends in modern sociology, globalization: ancient social thought and modern formulation, and other interesting topics for researchers in sociology topics.

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

5
Political planning and organization

The course includes a study of the concepts of planning and political organization and the most important elements on which these concepts depend to achieve the political goals of states, a study of models of international relations and the nature of the interactions that regulate relations and factors affecting aspects of governance and political organization, and a study of the scientific foundations on which the study of politics is based and an explanation of the role of ideologies and political philosophies in Organizing international political work, studying and studying the most important challenges facing work in the field of politics and ways to deal with those challenges, studying the most important aspects of research and development for various systems and political interactions, predicting political trends and the political decision-making system.

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

6
Public relations

The course deals with the public relations strategy, the organization of its work, its senior management, its activities, its patterns and its various organizational structures, its administrative and organizational aspects, the analysis of public relations work and its responsibilities, the qualifications, skills and characteristics of its employees, and the modern methods used in its departments, measuring its efficiency, evaluating its activities and reviewing it, giving applied models. on it. The student also studies the methods and means of communication used in public relations, planning its various activities and programmes, preparing data, managing and organizing specialized media conferences and seminars, and other programs aimed at improving the mental image of the institution, presenting models for various programs, and training students to prepare them.

The curriculum’s inputs include: the form and type of knowledge, learners’ characteristics, needs, tendencies and interests, the society’s philosophy, values, hopes and aspirations. The outputs of the curriculum are: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

To study a master’s degree at International Suleiman College, applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. At International Suleiman College, we believe that a bachelor's degree is no longer enough to compete in the labor market, so we offer high-quality postgraduate programs for anyone who has a bachelor's degree and wishes to achieve their academic and research ambitions.
International Suleiman College provides a study commensurate with the student's capabilities, especially in line with the time allotted daily for study, given that the master's student has practical and social responsibilities. We expect fully taught students to be able to obtain a master's degree within two academic years. We expect students studying partially to be able to obtain a master's degree within 3-4 years of study.
The academic year is divided into four semesters. In each semester, the student is allowed to register a maximum of two research courses and one minimum course with a maximum of 24 credit hours and a minimum of 12 credit hours. Classes are distributed as follows: • The first semester begins at the beginning of the third week of October and ends at the end of the third week of December. • The second semester begins at the beginning of the first week of January and ends at the end of the first week of March. • The third semester begins at the beginning of the second week of March and ends at the end of the second week of May. • The fourth semester begins at the beginning of the fourth week of May and ends at the end of the fourth week of July. • Summer vacation begins at the beginning of August and continues for the third week of October. • After the end of each semester, a two-week vacation is scheduled between semesters.
The tuition fee is £75 per credit hour, • Students are allowed to register a maximum of 24 credit hours each semester and 12 credit hours as a minimum. • The student pays a one-time enrollment fee of 200 pounds when registering with the ISC • The student pays 100 sterling pounds per semester as the registration fee for study subjects. • The iddat hour = four actual hours.
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