Students will study the environmental elements (soil, water, air) and their properties, the causes of environmental problems (pollution, erosion, degradation, desertification, desert sand creep, salty soil, draught, greenhouse phenomena, plant coverage problems, biodiversity, ozone problems, negative changes in public health), environmental legislation and law, environmental monitoring and the management of the environmental sources (used information, indicators of sustainable development, future environment prospected ions). Students will also be taught about environmental impact assessment (objectives, phases, required data, E.I.A. in the preparatory stage and post project implementation) with a focus on Palestine and the Arab world as a future regional system.