Major Geography/Minor Political Science

Participate and contribute effectively in the process of sustainable, political and economic development through graduating students possessing advanced performance and critical thinking skills in major and minor specializations in geography. In addition, conduct academic, research in technology for achieving comprehensive development of the society.

  • Enhancing and developing graduates’ communication and thinking skills in theoretical fields.
  • Developing students’ abilities to employ technology applications in geography and its branches.
  • Having graduates who are able to compete in the labor market within a critical and analytical frame.
  • Having graduates who possess an up to date knowledge and skills to cope with scientific and civic progress to meet the needs of the market, abilities to participate effectively in the development process.
  • Activating and reinforcing the spirit of modernization and diversification among graduates.
  • Developing graduates’ abilities and skills in communication and networking with local, Arab and international societies in the fields of research, development and progress.
  • Enhancing students’ integrative as well as analytical thinking in geography and political sciences.
  • Enhancing Palestinian, Arab and humanitarian affiliation among graduates.
  • Graduates able to participate effectively in the process of development through integration of related fields of specializations.
  • Graduates able to employ and use geographic technologies efficiently and compete in the labor market.

Planning transportation, diplomatic corps, environment, water, education, ministry of foreign affairs, agriculture, archeology, services and infrastructure, forging affairs, natural resources.

The academic program consists of 120 hours distributed according to the following categories:

Requirements

Credits

University Requirements

21

College of Arts Requirements

23

Major Program Requirements

42

Minor Program Requirements

24

Electives

10

Total

120

Major Program Requirements in Geography: Total 42 credit hours

A. Required courses: 30 credit hours from the following courses

Course Number

Prerequisite

GEOG231 | INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

 

GEOG232 | PRINCIPLES OF CARTOGRAPHY

GEOG230, GEOG231

GEOG234 | CLIMATIC GEOGRAPHY

GEOG231

GEOG235 | REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD

GEOG230

GEOG331 | GEOMORPHOLOGY

GEOG231

GEOG333 | GEOGRAPHY OF THE ARAB WORLD

 

GEOG335 | INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING

GEOG232

GEOG436 | GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)

GEOG232

GEOG437 | APPLIED GEOGRAPHY OF PALESTINE

GEOG231

GEOG438 | SEMINAR IN GEOGRAPHY

Fourth- Year level and Department Permission

B. Elective courses: 12 hours from the following courses

Course Number

Prerequisite

Credits

GEOG239 | PRINCIPLES OF GENERAL GEOLOGY

GEOG 231

3 credit hours

GEOG236 | APPLIED GEOGRAPHY

GEOG 230

GEOG336 | GEOGRAPHY OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

3 credit hours

GEOG431 | URBAN GEOGRAPHY

GEOG 230

Other 6 credit hours from geography courses

 

2. Requirements the minor of political science: 24 hours from the following credit hours

Course Number

Prerequisite

POLS231 | INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

POLS233 | INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE SYSTEMS

POLS231

POLS234 | INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

POLS231

POLS235 | POLITICAL THOUGHT AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORIES

 

POLS331 | POLITICAL SYSTEMS IN THE ARAB WORLD

POLS233

POLS334 | PALESTINIAN QUESTION 2

 

POLS432 | COMPARATIVE POLITICS (INTERNATIONAL REGIONS)

POLS233, POLS234

POLS433 | FOREIGN POLICY OF GREAT POWERS

POLS234