Major Political Science/Minor Public Administration

Advance the level of education in Political Science through the construction and development of skills and knowledge of students to hone and enhance their abilities to work in the field of Political Science in addition to enabling them to acquire the capabilities that qualifies them to complete their higher education.

  • Provide the public institutions of the Palestinian National Authority and inform them of the strong link this field with other related sciences, such as economics, public administration and law.
  • Provide qualified staff for research centers with a high level of education and knowledge are in contact with the theoretical and practical aspects of their field, and specialize in more than one academic field related to their professional life and is capable of combining the academic study and practical application on the long run.
  • Encourage multiple fields of academic study.
  • Achieve a higher of professionalism and specialization in the political field and public work through providing the qualified cadres in this area.
  • Contribute to increasing the sense of knowledge in the political affairs of the Palestinian society.
  • Knowledge of the field of Political Science in terms of its branches, concepts and research methodologies used in the field.
  • Understanding of the different theories and schools of thought in political sciences and its subsidiaries.
  • Understanding the basic political processes, institutions and actors on the domestic and international realm. 
  • Enable students to analyze political issues and phenomenon through using concepts and theories of political science.
  • Understand and undertake comparative work on different case studies and international issues. 
  • Enable and encourage critical thinking and analytical reading.
  • Demonstrate competence in thinking in a systematic manner regarding political interactions in local and international contexts.
  • Analyze and explain the relationship between economics, politics, culture and other factors within and outside the state.
  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of political systems in the world and be capable of comparing them.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read clearly about political issues, including the ability to reach and evaluate a group of wide available resources and use them to back up arguments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally with staff in state institutions on an internal and external level.
  • Ability to demonstrate ideas, present arguments and defend them.
  • Public sector.
  • Civil Society.
  • Research centers.
  • Academic route in places such as schools, institutes and universities

This plan consists of 122 credit hours distributed as follows:

Requirements

Credit Hours

University Requirements

21

Faculty Requirements

29

Major Requirements

42

Minor Requirements

21

Free electives

9

Total

122

 
  1. Major Requirements (42 credit hours)
    a. Mandatory Courses: 24 credit hours include the following:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite Courses

POLS232 | RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Research Methodology in Political Science

POLS231

POLS233 | INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE SYSTEMS

Introduction to Comparative Systems

POLS 231

POLS234 | INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Introduction to International Relations

POLS231

POLS235 | POLITICAL THOUGHT AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORIES

Political Thought and Contemporary Political Theories

.

POLS334 | PALESTINIAN QUESTION 2

The Palestinian Question 2

.

POLS335 | INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ECONOMY AND GLOBALIZATION

Introduction to Political Economy and Globalization

POLS234

POLS432 | COMPARATIVE POLITICS (INTERNATIONAL REGIONS)

Comparative Politics (International Regions)

POLS234,POLS233

POLS438 | SEMINAR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Seminar in Political Science

This course is intended for senior year students; recognition by the department is required

 

b. Elective Courses 18 credit hours include the following:

Credit Hours

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite Course

 

3 credit hours form the following courses

POLS237 | POLITICAL THEORY IN ISLAM

Political Theory in Islam

.

POLS238 | THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Theory of International Relations

POLS234

POLS239 | ANCIENT AND MIDDLE POLITICAL THOUGHT

Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

.

POLS330 | ADVANCED RESEARCH CURRICULA

Advanced Research Methodology

POLS232

 

3 credit hours from the following courses

POLS331 | POLITICAL SYSTEMS IN THE ARAB WORLD

Political Systems in the Arab World

POLS233

POLS336 | ISRAELI POLITICAL SYSTEM

Israeli Political System

POLS233

POLS338 | STUDIES IN POLITICAL CULTURE AND DEMOCRACY

Studies in Political Culture and Democracy

.

POLS339 | POLITICAL TRANSFORMATIONS AND CHANGES IN THE ARAB WORLD

Political Transformations and Changes in the Arab World

POLS331

POLS434 | ARAB WORLD IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

The Arab World in International Affairs

POLS234

 

3 credit hours from the following courses

POLS337 | INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

International Institutions and Organizations

POLS234

POLS430 | GLOBAL POLITICAL SYSTEMS

Global Political Systems

POLS233

POLS431 | EUROPEAN UNION

European Union

POLS234

POLS4311 | UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

United States of America

POLS233

POLS433 | FOREIGN POLICY OF GREAT POWERS

Foreign Policy of Great Powers

POLS234

3 credit hours from the following courses

GEOG332 | POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

Political Geography

.

SOCI332 | POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY

Political Sociology

SOCI131

6 Credit Hours of Political Science Courses for third and fourth year students

 

2. Minor Requirements (21 credit hours)

  1. Mandatory Courses: 15 credit hours include the following:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite Course

PUBA131 | ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND DESIGN OF PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS

 

PUBA130

PUBA232 | INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC POLICY

 

PUBA130

PUBA331 | STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

 

PUBA131, PUBA232

PUBA334 | ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Organizational Behavior

PUBA131

PUBA335 | PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN PALESTINE

Public Administration in Palestine

PUBA130

 

    b.Elective courses: 6 credit hours including the following:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite Course

PUBA332 | HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECTOR

 

PUBA131

PUBA333 | LEADERSHIP SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

 

.

PUBA337 | ADMINISTRATIVE AUDIT AND CONTROL

 

PUBA131

This course is intended for third year students 

PUBA433 | MANAGEMENT OF NON-PROFIT CIVIL ORGANIZATIONS

 

PUBA131

This course is intended for third year students