School of Graduate Studies

PhD in History (in English)

Why PhD at Ibn Haldun University?

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About Program

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Application Requirements

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Teaching Staff

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Curriculum
FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE GRADUATED FROM AN MA (WITH THESIS) PROGRAM
1st Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours  Credits ECTS
 Theory  Practice
HIST 505 World Historiography I 3 0 3 8
HIST 5xx A first “Sources and Methods” Course (from the Core Eelectives II sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 5/6/7xx An Area Elective (from the entire History course pool) 3 0 3 8
TLL/ARA/PERS5xx A Language Course (from the Core Electives I sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 600 Required, general PhD seminar (non-credit) 0 0 0 3
Language Courses
Total 12 35
2nd Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours  Credits ECTS
 Theory  Practice
HIST 506 World Historiography II 3 0 3 8
HIST 5xx A second “Sources and Methods” Course (from the Core Electives II sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 6xx A first Research Seminar (from the Core Electives III sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
TLL/ARA/PERS5xx A Language Course (from the Core Electives I sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 601 Academic Research Methods and Publishing Ethics (non-credit) 0 0 0 3
Language Courses
Total 12 35
3rd Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours  Credits ECTS
 Theory  Practice
HIST 6xx A second Research Seminar (from the Core Electives III sub-pool 3 0 3 8
HIST 7xx A Literature Survey Course (from the Core Electives IV sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
TLL/ARA/PERS5xx A Language Course (from the Core Electives I sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
TLL/ARA/PERS5xx A Language Course (from the Core Electives I sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 32
4th Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours  Credits ECTS
 Theory  Practice
HIST 697 PhD Qualifying Exams 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
5th Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours  Credits ECTS
 Theory  Practice
HIST 698 PhD Thesis Proposal 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
6th Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours  Credits ECTS
 Theory  Practice
HIST 699 PhD Thesis 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
4th Year
Course Code Course Title Hours Credits ECTS
Theory Practice
HIST 699 PhD Thesis 0 0 0 60
Total 0 60
Grand Total 36 252
FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE GRADUATED FROM A BA PROGRAM
1st Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours Credits ECTS
Theory Practice
HIST 503 World History I 3 0 3 8
HIST 5xx A first “Sources and Methods” Course (from the Core Eelectives II sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 5xx A second “Sources and Methods” Course (from the Core Eelectives II sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
TLL/ARA/PERS5xx A Language Course (from the Core Electives I sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 600 Required, general PhD seminar (non-credit)) 0 0 0 3
Language Courses
Total 12 35
2nd Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours Credits ECTS
Theory Practice
HIST 504 World History II 3 0 3 8
HIST 5xx A third “Sources and Methods” Course (from the Core Eelectives II sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 5/6/7xx An Area Elective (from the entire History course pool) 3 0 3 8
TLL/ARA/PERS5xx A Language Course (from the Core Electives I sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 601 Academic Research Methods and Publishing Ethics (non-credit) 0 0 0 3
Language Courses
Total 12 35
3rd Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours Credits ECTS
Theory Practice
HIST 505 World Historiography I 3 0 3 8
HIST 6xx A first Research Seminar (from the Core Electives III sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 5/6/7xx An Area Elective (from the entire History course pool) 3 0 3 8
TLL/ARA/PERS5xx A Language Course (from the Core Electives I sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 32
4th Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours Credits ECTS
Theory Practice
HIST 506 World Historiography II 3 0 3 8
HIST 6xx A second Research Seminar (from the Core Electives III sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 6xx A third Research Seminar (from the Core Electives III sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
TLL/ARA/PERS5xx A Language Course (from the Core Electives I sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 32
5th Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours Credits ECTS
Theory Practice
HIST 5/6/7xx An Area Elective (from the entire History course pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 7xx A first Literature Survey Course (from the Core Electives IV sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 7xx A second Literature Survey Course (from the Core Electives IV sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
HIST 7xx A third Literature Survey Course (from the Core Electives IV sub-pool) 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 32
6th Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours Credits ECTS
Theory Practice
HIST 697 PhD Qualifying Exams 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
7th Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours Credits ECTS
Theory Practice
HIST 698 PhD Thesis Proposal 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
8th Semester
Course Code Course Title Hours Credits ECTS
Theory Practice
HIST 699 PhD Thesis 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
5th Year
Course Code Course Title Hours Credits ECTS
Theory Practice
HIST 699 PhD Thesis 0 0 0 60
Total 0 60
Grand Total 60 316
CORE ELECTIVES I (Language Courses)
Course Code Course Title Hours  Credits ECTS
 Theory  Practice
TLL 501 Basic Ottoman Turkish 1 4 3 8
TLL 502 Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 1 4 3 8
TLL 503 Advanced Ottoman Turkish I 1 4 3 8
TLL 504 Advanced Ottoman Turkish II 1 4 3 8
TLL 505 Ottoman Paleography and Diplomatica 1 4 3 8
TLL 506 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 1 4 3 8
ARA 501 Basic Arabic I 1 4 3 8
ARA 502 Basic Arabic II 1 4 3 8
ARA 503 Intermediate Arabic I 1 4 3 8
ARA 504 Intermediate Arabic II 1 4 3 8
PERS 501 Basic Persian I 1 4 3 8
PERS 502 Basic Persian II 1 4 3 8
PERS 503 Intermediate Persian I 1 4 3 8
PERS 504 Intermediate Persian II 1 4 3 8
CORE ELECTIVES II (Sources and Methods Courses)
Course Code Course Title Hours  Credits ECTS
 Theory  Practice
HIST 541 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1300-1600 3 0 3 8
HIST 551 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1600-1800 3 0 3 8
HIST 561 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1789-1908 3 0 3 8
HIST 574 Sources and Methods for Modern Turkish History I (1908-1950) 3 0 3 8
CORE ELECTIVES III (Research Seminars)
Course Code Course Title Hours  Credits ECTS
 Theory  Practice
HIST 602 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3 0 3 8
HIST 603 Research Seminar in Islamic and Ottoman Legal Culture 3 0 3 8
HIST 604 Research Seminar in Islamic and Ottoman Material Culture 3 0 3 8
HIST 641 Research Seminar for Ottoman History, 1300-1600 3 0 3 8
HIST 651 Research Seminar for Ottoman History, 1600-1800 3 0 3 3
HIST 661 Research Seminar for Ottoman History, 1789-1908 3 0 3 8
HIST 662 Muslim Women Writers in the Late Ottoman Empire (1789-1908) 3 0 3 8
HIST 672 Texts and Constructions of National Memory I: Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism 3 0 3 8
HIST 673 Texts and Constructions of National Memory II: Reading the Republican Historians 3 0 3 8
HIST 681 Research Seminar for Modern Turkish History I (1908-1950) 3 0 3 8
HIST 682 Research Seminar for Modern Turkish History II (1945-2002) 3 0 3 8
CORE ELECTIVES IV (Literature Surveys)
Course Code Course Title Hours  Credits ECTS
 Theory  Practice
HIST 705 Literature Survey: Historiography 3 0 3 8
HIST 726 Literature Survey: The Middle Ages in Europe 3 0 3 8
HIST 727 Literature Survey: The Early Modern Era 3 0 3 8
HIST 728 Literature Survey: Modern and Contemporary History 3 0 3 8
HIST 731 Literature Survey: Modern Balkan History, 1800 to the Present 3 0 3 8
HIST 736 Literature Survey: Inner Asian and Turkic History 3 0 3 8
HIST 741 Literature Survey: Ottoman History, 1300-1600 3 0 3 8
HIST 751 Literature Survey: Ottoman History, 1600-1800 3 0 3 8
HIST 761 Literature Survey: Ottoman-Turkish History, 1789-1908 3 0 3 8
HIST 771 Literature Survey: Recent Turkish History, 1908 to the Present 3 0 3 8
HIST 791 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3 0 3 8
OTHER DEPARTMENTAL OR AREA ELECTIVES
Course Code Course Title Hours  Credits ECTS
 Theory  Practice
Modern Turkish
TUR 501 Basic Modern Turkish I 3 0 3 8
TUR 502 Basic Modern Turkish II 3 0 3 8
TUR 503 Intermediate Modern Turkish I 3 0 3 8
TUR 504 Intermediate Modern Turkish II 3 0 3 8
TUR 505 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish I 3 0 3 8
TUR 506 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish II 3 0 3 8
HIST 508 Oral History 3 0 3 8
HIST 509 Introduction to Orientalism and Oriental Studies 3 0 3 8
HIST 511 Early Islamic History: A Survey (to AD 1100) 3 0 3 8
HIST 512 Islamic History: The Middle Period (c.945-1500) 3 0 3 8
HIST 513 History of Islamic Political Thought 3 0 3 8
HIST 514 Three Gunpowder Empires 3 0 3 8
HIST 515 History of the Modern Middle East (to the 1920s) 3 0 3 8
HIST 516 History of the Contemporary Middle East (1918 to the present) 3 0 3 8
HIST 533 Religion in the Ottoman Empire 3 0 3 8
HIST 536 History of a City II: Ottoman Istanbul, 1450-1900 3 0 3 8
HIST 540 Ordinary People and Daily Life in the Late Ottoman Empire 3 0 3 8
HIST 541 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1300-1600 3 0 3 8
HIST 551 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1600-1800 3 0 3 8
HIST 561 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1789-1908 3 0 3 8
HIST 562 Modernization and Reform in the Ottoman Empire 3 0 3 8
HIST 571 From “Far Asia” to the Mediterranean: Turkish History, Turkey’s History 3 0 3 8
HIST 581 Environmental History 3 0 3 8
HIST 596 Iran and Shiism 3 0 3 8
HIST 597 History of Modern Iran 3 0 3 8

1) GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, POST-MA DOCTORATE. Students who enroll in the History PhD after having completed an MA (with thesis) program have to take a total of five (5) non-credit) plus twelve (12) credit courses, for a total of 36 credits or 252 ECTS, prior to and including the completion and passing of their PhD thesis.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, POST-BA DOCTORATE. Students who enroll in the History PhD after having completed a BA program have to take a total of five (5) non-credit courses plus twenty (20) credit courses, for a total of 60 credits or 316 ECTS, prior to and including ther completion and passing of their PhD thesis.

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