The History program aims to create a new generation of Arab researchers in the field of Arab and Islamic History, to build on the experience accumulated by prominent professors in the field of historical studies from Arab and Western universities. This program makes recourse to a multiplicity of new western theories in the field of historical research. The program aims to fathom the depths of the history of economic, political, social and intellectual structures in Arab countries, while revisiting historical events with the goal of reinterpretation based on new research methodologies.  The program accords particular importance to the study of Arab history within the various regional and international processes. It also seeks to step into new territory in offering the study of current or immediate history. In all it proposes to do, the program aims to impress on students the necessity of diversifying news sources through exposure to various Arabic and western archives. This exposure to the history of structures and relational history will familiarize students with modern schools of history and will enable them to write Arab history in a new manner, which contributes to overcoming tradition and focusing on new methodological frameworks. 

History Program Learning Outcomes:
 1. Knowledge of the most important trends that have defined historical writing in the Arab world and understanding the methods of historical writing and its difficulties in relation with cultural and political conditions of the Arab countries.

 2. An enhanced view of history and representations of Muslim societies as knowledge of history associated with the development of these communities.

 3. The ability to approach cross-disciplinarity and comparison as a tool to understand the issues related to the Arab communities by recognizing other fields of knowledge and historical experiences.

  4. Acquiring analysis and synthesis skills and not to rely on rumination and restore the past by traditional methods.

 5. The ability to write research papers and ensuring scientific documentation and recognizing the principle of shared information and individual and critical analysis.

  6. The ability to think critically in dealing with local, regional and international historical phenomena.

  7. The ability to work in a team and to tolerate different opinions and defending personal opinions using mental arguments and evidence.

The ability to perform oral presentations and participate in scientific debates.

  9. Ability to conduct research from reference books and scientific dictionaries as well as reading texts and written documents related to the Arab world.

 10. Understanding basic principles in Paleography to be able to read the archival documents.

 11. Strengthen foreign languages, both support languages (Turkish, Persian) or research languages (English and French).

 12. Dealing strictly with time frames and making different assumptions and assignments (research papers) within the time limits prescribed.

 13. Taking into account the ethical aspects when conducting research papers in correspondence with university ethics in scientific research.

 14. The use of information technology in historical research both in terms of information gathering and at the level of quantitative and qualitative analysis.