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INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA

COURSE OUTLINE

Kulliyyah Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Department History and Civilization
Programme Bachelor of Human Sciences (History and Civilization)
Course Title Introduction to History and Civilization
Course Code HIST 1000
Status Core
Level Undergraduate
Credit Hours 3
Contact Hours 3
Semester Offered All semesters
Course Synopsis This course introduces students to basic concepts and approaches in the fields of
history and civilization. It also deals with the emergence and development of
human civilizations, and their interaction with each others through time and
space.
Course Objectives 1. To familiarize students with history as a social science discipline that plays a
central role both in the construction of identities and the development of a critical
understanding of human existence.
2. To provide an overview of the World civilizations and understand their similarities
and differences.

Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. recognize the past as the storehouse of knowledge and history as an academic
discipline for examining the past;
2. distinguish the differences between history and other social science
disciplines;
3. understand various interpretations of history and communicate their ideas in
written and oral forms; and
4. demonstrate appreciation of the existence of major world civilizations in
history and their contributions to human progress.
Instructional Strategies content – based teaching, task - based teaching
Course Assessment LO Method %
State weightage of each
type of assessment 1,2,3,4 Mid-term Exam 30
1,2,3 Quiz 15
1,2,3 Presentation 15
1,2,3 Final Examination 40
1,2,3,4 Total 100

Content Outlines
Weeks Topics Readings
1. 1. Definition of History Faruqi (1979): 2-9
 Definition of history from an Islamic perspective. Rosenthal (1968): 8-17
 Definition of history from a Western perspective. Course Reader: 6-8
2. 2. Periodization of World History Course Reader: 9-31
3. Fields of History Rosenthal (1968): 30-53
4. Significance of History
3 5. Evolution and Development of History as a Discipline Course Reader: 21, 35-37
6. History and Social Sciences Rosenthal (1968):
4. 7. Historical Methodologies Course Reader: 39-41, 45-47
8. Primary and Secondary Sources Rosenthal (1968): 66-98
9. Muslim Historiography
5. 10. Western Philosophy of History Course Reader: 51-71
6. 11. The Islamic Concept of History Course Reader: 72-78
Faruqi (1979): 132-142
7. 12. What is Civilization? Course Reader: 81-91, 95-108
13. Mesopotamian Civilization
8. 14. Egyptian Civilization Course Reader: 111-119
9. 15. Chinese Civilization Course Reader: 139-149
10. 16. Indian Civilization Course Reader: 123-136
11. 17. Greco-Roman Civilization Course Reader: 153-192
12. 18. Islamic Civilization Course Reader: 195-213
13. 19. Western Civilization Course Reader: 217-258
14. 20. Muslims’ Interaction with the West in Modern Times Course Reader: 61-303
21. Future of Civilizations: Prospects and Challenges
References Required
HIST 1000 Course Reader.
Nisar Ahmed Faruqi. (1979). Early Muslim Historiography. New Delhi: Idarah-i Adabiyat.
Recommended
Abdul Hameed Siddiqi. (1981). The Islamic concept of history.
Lahore: Kazi Publications.
Akbar S. Ahmed. (1993). From Samarkand to Stornoway: Living Islam.
London: BBC Books.
Blankinship, K. Y. (1991). Islam and world history: Towards a new periodization. American
Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 8 (3), 423-452.
Greaves, R. L., Zaller, R., Cannistratro, P. V., & Murphey. R. (1994). Civilization of the world:
The human adventure (Vol. 1), (3rd ed.). London: Longman.
Ibn KhaldËn. (1967). The Muqaddimah: An introduction to history, (Trans. Rosenthal,
F.). New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
Isma’il Raji Faruqi. (1986). Cultural atlas of Islam. New York: Macmillan.
McKay, J., Buckler, J., Ebrey, P., Hill. B., & Beck, R. (2006). A history of world societies.
Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Ralph, P., Burns, E., & Lerner, R. (1991). World civilizations: Their history and their cultures
(Vol. 2), (13th ed.). New York: Norton.
Rosenthal, F. (1968). A history of Muslim historiography. Leiden: E. J. Brill.
Huntington, P. (1996). Clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order.
New York: Simon & Schuster.
Scarre, C., & Fagan, B.M. (1997). Ancient civilizations. New York: Longman.
Senghas, D. (2002). The clash within civilizations coming to terms with cultural
conflicts. London: Routledge.
Southgate, B. (2001). History: What and why: Ancient, modern and postmodern
perspectives. (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.
Whisenhunt, D. W. (1984). A student’s introduction to history. Boston: American Press.
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