Fiqh and Law Curriculum

Total Credit Hours Required to Finish the Degree
( 133 Credit Hours ) as Follows:

University Requirements

Students must pass all of the following courses:

Course #

Course Name

Weekly Hours

Cr.

Hrs.

Prerequisite

Theoretical

Practical

000011110 COMMUNITY SERVICE 1 - 0 -
010610014 BEGINNING ENGLISH 3 - 0 -
010610024 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH 3 2 3 010610014
010610034 ADVANCED ENGLISH 3 2 3 010610024
040111001 ARABIC LANGUAGE 2 - 2 -
040511011 PALESTINIAN STUDIES 2 - 2 -
040521301 FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH METHODS 2 - 2 010610034
110411000 COMPUTER SKILLS 2 - 2 -
  • Beginning English, Intermediate English, and Advanced English can be waived with a (TOEFL) score of 500 or above or depends on the score of the placement test.
  • Student must fulfill community service equivalent to at least 100 hours during their years of study at Arab American University.
Students must pass ( 8 ) credit hours from any of the following courses:

Course #

Course Name

Weekly Hours

Cr.

Hrs.

Prerequisite

Theoretical

Practical

010411001 HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION 2 - 2 -
020311001 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS 2 - 2 -
030111101 ISLAMIC CULTURE 2 - 2 -
030111122 LAW IN OUR LIFE 2 - 2 -
030111233 ANTI-CORRUPTION CHALLENGES AND SOLUTION 2 - 2 -
030121221 DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS 2 - 2 -
040211511 FRENCH LANGUAGE 2 - 2 -
040211712 GERMAN LANGUAGE 2 - 2 -
040213431 TURKISH LANGUAGE 2 - 2 -
040511052 ISRAELI & ZIONISM STUDIES I 2 - 2 -
040511053 JERUSALEM:CIVILIZATION AND HISTORY 2 - 2 -
040511061 ISRAELI & ZIONISM STUDIES II 2 - 2 040511052
040511071 DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT 2 - 2 -
040511081 HOME GARDENING 2 - 2 -
040511091 FINE ARTS 2 - 2 -
040511101 CURRENT WORLD ISSUES 2 - 2 -
040511121 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2 - 2 -
040511132 ELECTION AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION 2 - 2 -
040511133 THE PALESTINIAN PRISONERS MOVEMENT 2 - 2 -
040511211 ANTHROPOLOGY 2 - 2 -
040511311 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 2 - 2 -
040511321 SCIENCE,TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY 2 - 2 -
040511411 POLITICAL SCIENCES 2 - 2 -
040511421 CRITICAL THINKING 2 - 2 -
040511511 MODERN ARAB THOUGHT 2 - 2 -
040511521 ARCHEOLOGY 2 - 2 -
040511611 HEBREW LANGUAGE 2 - 2 -
040511621 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS 2 - 2 -
050411001 ENERGY RESOURCES & USE 2 - 2 -
060411001 NUTRITION & FOOD SECURITY 2 - 2 -
060411101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 2 - 2 -
060411201 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 2 - 2 -
060511021 FIRST AID 2 - 2 -
100111003 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY SCIENCE 2 - 2 -
100311003 HUMAN & ENVIRONMENT 2 - 2 -
100411002 HISTORY OF SCIENCE 2 - 2 -
110111002 TECHNOLOGY IN OUR LIFE 2 - 2 -

Faculty Requirements

Students must pass all of the following courses:

Course #

Course Name

Weekly Hours

Cr.

Hrs.

Prerequisite

Theoretical

Practical

030111110 INTRODUCTION TO LAW 3 - 3 -
030111131 SOURCES OF OBLIGATIONS 3 - 3 030111110
030111211 PRINCIPLES OF COMMERCIAL LAW 3 - 3 030111110
030112260 LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS 3 - 3 040521301
030121110 PENAL LAW (GENERAL PART) 3 - 3 030111110
030121210 PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW (1) 3 - 3 030111110
030121420 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (1) 3 - 3 030111110
030121510 POLITICAL SYSTEM & CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (1) 3 - 3 030111110
030141410 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY IN ENGLISH 3 - 3 010610034
030311210 INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC LAW 3 - 3 -

Specialization Requirements

Students must pass all of the following courses:

Course #

Course Name

Weekly Hours

Cr.

Hrs.

Prerequisite

Theoretical

Practical

030112140 RULES OF OBLIGATION 3 - 3 030111131
030112250 COMPANIES AND BANKRUPTCY 3 - 3 030111211
030113151 NOMINATED CONTRACTS (1) (SALE AND RENT) 3 - 3 030112140
030113170 NOMINATED CONTRACTS (2) 3 - 3 030112140
030113180 LAW OF LABOR & SOCIAL LEGISLATION 3 - 3 030112140
030113260 INSURANCE CONTRACTS 3 - 3 030111131
030113270 COMMERCIAL PAPERS AND BANKING TRANSACTION 3 - 3 030111211
030113311 LAW OF CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL PROCEDURES 3 - 3 030112140
030113410 LAW OF EVIDENCE AND EXECUTION 3 - 3 030113151
030114181 REAL RIGHTS 3 - 3 030113151
030114280 COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION 3 - 3 030111211
030114330 JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS (PRIVATE) 3 - 3 030312110, 030313121, 030113311
030114410 PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW 3 - 3 030113311
030122130 CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS 3 - 3 030121110
030122240 PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW (2) 3 - 3 030121210
030122440 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (2) 3 - 3 030121420
030123140 CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY 3 - 3 030121110
030123430 PUBLIC FINANCE AND TAX LAW 3 - 3 030121420
030123521 PALESTINIAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 3 - 3 030121510
030124171 JUVENILE LAW 3 - 3 030121110
030124310 LAW OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURES 3 - 3 030122130, 030123140
030124330 ADMINISTRATIVE JUDICIARY 3 - 3 030121420
030143420 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY IN HEBREW 3 - 3 030111110
030144430 ISRAELI LAW IN FORCE WITHIN THE TERRITORIES OF 1498 3 - 3 030143420
030311110 QURAN SCIENCES 3 - 3 -
030311140 QURAN RECITATION 3 - 3 -
030311160 HADITH STUDIES 3 - 3 -
030311310 ISLAMIC DOCTRINE 3 - 3 -
030312110 LAW OF PERSONAL STATUS 1 (MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE) 3 - 3 030311210
030312120 QURAN INTERPRETATION 3 - 3 -
030312170 HOLY PROPHET'S HADITH 3 - 3 -
030312181 FEQH PROPHETIC BIOGRAPHY 3 - 3 -
030312211 FEQH OF WORSHIPS 3 - 3 030311210
030312221 FEQH OF TRANSACTIONS 3 - 3 030311210
030312440 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN ISLAM 3 - 3 030311210
030312450 HUMAN RIGHTS IN SHARIA AND LAW 3 - 3 030311210
030312490 ISLAM'S SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT 3 - 3 030311210
030313121 LAW OF PERSONAL STATUS 2 (INHERITANCE AND WIIL) 3 - 3 030311210
030313221 ORIGIN OF ISLAMIC FEQH (1) 3 - 3 030311210
030313231 MODERN FIQH ISSUES 3 - 3 030311210
030313250 INTENTIONS OF SHARIAH 3 - 3 030311210
030313260 GUARDIANSHIP AND WAQF 3 - 3 030311210
030313270 ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LEGISLATION 3 - 3 030121110, 030311210
030313481 PRINCIPLES OF RELIGIOUS TRIALS 3 - 3 030312110, 030313121, 030313260
030314251 ISLAMIC BANKING 3 - 3 030311210
030314281 FUNDAMENTALS OF ISLAMIC FEQH (2) 3 - 3 030313221
030314430 SHARIAH JUDICIARY AND ITS APPLICATIONS 3 - 3 030312110, 030313121, 030313260
030314510 GRAMMATICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS 3 - 3 040111001

Free Elective


Each student must pass ( 6 ) credit hours from any courses offered by the university NOT INCLUDING any of the following courses:

Course #

Course Name

Weekly Hours

Cr.

Hrs.

Theoretical

Practical

010411000 HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION 3 - 3
010411050 JERUSALEM:CIVILIZATION AND HISTORY 3 - 3
010610022 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH 3 2 2
020311000 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS 3 - 3
030111100 ISLAMIC CULTURE 3 - 3
030111121 LAW IN OUR LIFE 3 - 3
030111200 LAW IN OUR LIFE 3 - 3
030111230 INTEGRITY,TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN FIGHTING CORRUPTION 3 - 3
030121220 DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS 3 - 3
040111000 ARABIC LANGUAGE 3 - 3
040211510 FRENCH LANGUAGE 3 - 3
040211711 GERMAN LANGUAGE 3 - 3
040213430 TURKISH LANGUAGE 3 - 3
040411000 NUTRITION & FOOD SECURITY 3 - 3
040411009 NUTRITION & FOOD SECURITY 3 - 3
040511010 PALESTINIAN STUDIES 3 - 3
040511040 FINE ARTS 3 - 3
040511051 ISRAELI & ZIONISM STUDIES I 3 - 3
040511060 ISRAELI & ZIONISM STUDIES II 3 - 3
040511080 HOME GARDENING 3 - 3
040511090 FINE ARTS 3 - 3
040511100 CURRENT WORLD ISSUES 3 - 3
040511120 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3 - 3
040511130 ELECTION AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION 3 - 3
040511131 THE PALESTINIAN PRISONERS MOVEMENT 3 - 3
040511210 ANTHROPOLOGY 3 - 3
040511310 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3 - 3
040511320 SCIENCE,TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY 3 - 3
040511410 POLITICAL SCIENCES 3 - 3
040511420 CRITICAL THINKING 3 - 3
040511510 MODERN ARAB THOUGHT 3 - 3
040511520 ARCHEOLOGY 3 - 3
040511610 HEBREW LANGUAGE ( for Bagrut Students ) 3 - 3
040511620 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS 3 - 3
040521300 FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH METHODS 3 - 3
050411000 ENERGY RESOURCES & USE 3 - 3
060411100 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 - 3
060411200 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 - 3
100111000 ASTRONOMY SCIENCE 3 - 3
100112020 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY 3 - 3
100311000 HUMAN & ENVIRONMENT 3 - 3
100411000 HISTORY OF SCIENCE 3 - 3
110111001 TECHNOLOGY IN OUR LIFE 3 - 3
110411001 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 3 - 3
110411009 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 3 - 3

Advisory Plan


First Year

Fall Semester

Course #

Course Name

Cr. Hrs.

010610024 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH3
110411000 COMPUTER SKILLS2
--------- Univ. Elec.2
030111110 INTRODUCTION TO LAW3
030311210 INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC LAW3
TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course #

Course Name

Cr. Hrs.

040111001 ARABIC LANGUAGE2
030111211 PRINCIPLES OF COMMERCIAL LAW3
030121110 PENAL LAW (GENERAL PART)3
030121420 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (1)3
030121510 POLITICAL SYSTEM & CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (1)3
TOTAL 14

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course #

Course Name

Cr. Hrs.

030111131 SOURCES OF OBLIGATIONS3
030121210 PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW (1)3
030312110 LAW OF PERSONAL STATUS 1 (MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE)3
030312181 FEQH PROPHETIC BIOGRAPHY 3
030312211 FEQH OF WORSHIPS 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course #

Course Name

Cr. Hrs.

030141410 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY IN ENGLISH3
030112140 RULES OF OBLIGATION3
030113270 COMMERCIAL PAPERS AND BANKING TRANSACTION3
030122130 CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS3
030312221 FEQH OF TRANSACTIONS 3
TOTAL 15

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course #

Course Name

Cr. Hrs.

010610034 ADVANCED ENGLISH3
040511011 PALESTINIAN STUDIES2
030112250 COMPANIES AND BANKRUPTCY3
030113151 NOMINATED CONTRACTS (1) (SALE AND RENT)3
030313260 GUARDIANSHIP AND WAQF3
--------- Spec. Req.3
TOTAL 17

Spring Semester

Course #

Course Name

Cr. Hrs.

040521301 FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH METHODS2
030114181 REAL RIGHTS3
030123140 CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY3
030313121 LAW OF PERSONAL STATUS 2 (INHERITANCE AND WIIL)3
030313221 ORIGIN OF ISLAMIC FEQH (1) 3
--------- Free Elective2
TOTAL 16

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course #

Course Name

Cr. Hrs.

--------- Univ. Elec.2
030113311 LAW OF CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL PROCEDURES3
030124330 ADMINISTRATIVE JUDICIARY3
030313481 PRINCIPLES OF RELIGIOUS TRIALS3
030314251 ISLAMIC BANKING3
--------- Spec. Req.3
TOTAL 17

Spring Semester

Course #

Course Name

Cr. Hrs.

--------- Univ. Elec.2
030113180 LAW OF LABOR & SOCIAL LEGISLATION3
030124310 LAW OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURES3
030314281 FUNDAMENTALS OF ISLAMIC FEQH (2)3
--------- Free Elective2
TOTAL 13