Requirements Courses for the Faculty of Arts and University:




HIST 1231





This course aims to provide a brief study on the old history of Palestine, as well as the history of Palestine during the Islamic state access to the Ottoman Empire, while addressing the most prominent features of this history as estimated. Also the course studies the Zionist project in the modern era, which aimed to seizing the land of Palestine and the displacement of original people, synchronized with the Immigration of Jewish settlers to Palestine.



ENGL 1301





The course is designed to enhance the fluency and accuracy in the use of grammatical categories and their functions. It also includes activities aiming at developing of students› competence in linguistic and communicative skills.



GOGR 1322





This course focuses on geographical and natural conditions of Palestine, in terms of location, environment, terrain, climate, water, natural vegetation, soil, and focuses on the human side, examines the human conditions, the Israeli settlements and urbanization, population, economic conditions and mounting geopolitical, moreover it studies the most important problems facing the population like the water problem and the problem of overpopulation in Palestine.



SOCI 1201





This course aims to study the emergence of sociology, and the sources of it, discovering the sociologist’s basic concepts that they have Instilled in this science, and the relationship between sociology and other social sciences. Trying to get in-depth study about one of the founders of this scholar science Ibn Khaldun and his methods in the finding of this science. Also it studies phenomenal, relationships and social systems and its role in daily social life.



ARAB 2313





Students are learning in this course the Arabic words, meaning and characteristics in the Arabic language, sentence in the Arabic language, the types of sentences and their characteristics, Students also learn the spelling rules and methods of linkage between the sentences in the Arabic language, meanings, punctuation, recognize scholar press errors and correct common press errors with an analysis Models of journalistic. Literature.








Students are learning in this course how to deal with Hebrew language as beginner, so this course has developed to lead to the following objectives:

- Teach the student the Hebrew alphabet and the pronunciation of spoken & phonetics.

- The students learned the grammatical rules that help them to build a sentence.

- To provide the student with a group of terms those are used in daily life.

- Give the student an overview of the Hebrew civilization, especially in the language.



SHAR 2208





The course deals with the study the following issues:

1. Definition of human rights and its types, historical overview of the documents issued on human rights, and the guarantees provided by the law of these rights.

2. Freedom branches; political freedom, including freedom of association (Democracy), and freedom of nomination to public positions, and individual freedoms.

3. The right to protect human's life, family, money.

4. The right to justice and equality for all humans.

5. Most applications of the previous rights in the Sharia law and the law.



ARAB 3202





This course Interested in providing a brief description of the evolution to the art of Arabic writing across different historical ages, and introduce students to the methods of writing in a different recipes method. Gets the best suggestions to record lectures and how to use punctuation marks in writing. The course will try to put students hands on some of the spelling rules that is very important to know, and explain to students the method and the formulation of researches.









JOUR 1307





This course aims to give students an introduction to mass communication and its importance, types, functions, elements, models, theories of various media, and the ethics of journalism and journalistic writing, media, public relations, advertising, radio, television and public opinion.






JOUR 1304





The students in this course learn the beginnings of mass communication channels (books, press, Theater, radio, television, cinema, news agencies, and Internet) importance, characteristics, functions, information flows and modern technological developments that have taken place. Moreover they get a brief overview on media in the Arab World In general and Palestine in particular.



JOUR 2307





This course deals with the concept of public relations genesis and evolution, features, and how different communities look at it, and different portlets in study (like the basic techniques, the entrance of regulatory, administrative, integrated approach). The student studies also the ethics of working in public relations and the importance of public relations for governments, government institutions and non-governmental organizations, moreover students are trained to practice PR during making some PR research, PR plans, how to do PR communications, and PR effective evaluation.



JOUR 2311





This course covers the concept of media between the general and the Islamic point of view, with a focus on the place of media in the Islamic culture. Its also pointing the needs of the society to Islamic media. During this course student’s study the past and history of the media in Islamic societies, and how to keep the Islamic media meet the requirements of the century. Modern manifestations of Islamic media declare the difference between the Islamic media and religious media. The student also studies the objectives and functions, characteristics and realities of the contemporary Islamic media and the most important challenges of the future of Islamic media.



JOUR 2314





In this course the student is taught the emergence of radio and television, their development, characteristics and their impact on public opinion.

The student learns to elements involved in the preparation and production of various programs on radio and television.

The students are trained in methods of writing broadcast journalism, and examine the impact of satellites in the development of radio and television, the student will do field trips to radio and television in Palestine.





POLS 1206





The student learns the definitions and basic concepts of political science, the elements of state building, and the construction of Islamic political thought. Moreover they study the concept of nation-state, the international community, the effective factors in the state foreign policy, especially the theory of power, and the relationship between the North and South, the instruments of applying foreign policy-diplomacy, the armed forces, power of the economy, and the role of propaganda and media in directing and influencing public opinion.




ECON 2212





The student in this course learn the principles of descriptive statistics, standard deviation, and coefficient of compatibility, the mode and mean, median and mode, the correlation coefficient and measures of dispersion, probability samples and non-probability, scientific terms used in the research samples, the types of examinations, analysis of the questionnaire and to draw conclusions.



JOUR 3222





The student should learn in this course the history of photography, development, and importance. Learn every thing about camera and its parts, the types of cameras and lenses, speed shutter, lighting and Journalistic photography.

Student also learns about the photographer characteristics, the ingredients of press photos, types, and sources, also he learns the digital photography, and video shooting.

The students are trained to practice Journalistic photography.



EDUC 3219





The student should learn in this course the definition of social psychology, its inception, and its development, the fields, themes, the group and Its characteristics, types, construction and social interaction, in addition to some basic concepts of social psychology, motives and behavior, social norms and values, social roles, trends of the psycho-social, intolerance, public opinion, social change, socialization, and social growth.



JOUR 3217





Students learns in this course the concept of Advertisement, the factors that led to its development, criticism against It, factors of success, goals, functions, its importance, types, and its agencies, advertising media, the preparation of plans, campaigns, advertisement edition, design stages, features of the advertisement, how to measure effectiveness, the Islamic view of it, and an overview of the advertisement on the radio and television.

 The students are trained and practice to extract models of advertising from newspapers for study and analysis; also they do some   field visits to advertising agencies, and trained on how to make up advertising designs.



JOUR 3304





This course deals with the history of propaganda, Its nature, types, and methods of psychological warfare, with a focus on the study of Zionist propaganda, the student learns the concept of public opinion and Its nature, types, sources, studying the properties of public opinion in media in general and Islamic Studies in particular, and learn how to configure the General opinion and change It, the relationship between public opinion and social, frameworks, economic, political, and the impact of cultural, social backgrounds on public opinion. It also examines the impact of the means of communication on public opinion and methods of measuring public opinion.



GOGR 4341





This course deals with the assets of geopolitics and deals with the concept and methods of study in political geography (the analytical method historical morphological career). Also studies geopolitics In past and present, and deals with old and modern concepts and thoughts, continental powers In geopolitics and the relationship between geopolitics political geography, The installation of the state as a geopolitical configuration, elements and components of natural and human resources and the lives of states in terms of growth in the place and the evolution of modern states and the population in political geography in terms of population as a cultural and demography, borders in the geo-political aspects of the geographic, political, and several deals with the study applied to some problems on the newly established political demarcation.



JOUR 3221





Psychological warfare: Its concepts, origins and evolution, Its relation to other sciences, especially military psychology, Patterns of political warfare and psychological warfare, types and objectives and prevention methods, the principles of psychological warfare, tools, advertising concept and types, the basic principles of propaganda and their characteristics, means and conditions for its success, psychological techniques in propaganda, and appropriate conditions for them, In addition to the roots of propaganda models, rumor and its concept, methods and objectives, types, causes for spreading the rumors , their motivation , audience and how to address them, brainwashing, types of brainwashing, methods  and procedures for this process and its stages.

Israeli psychological war: methods and propaganda devices, objectives and fields and methodology and how to confront. Other fields in psychological warfare: disinformation, intellectual invasion, humor, and caricature.


JOUR 3216





The student in this course studies the concept of development, types, theories, and the media’s role in the development process, areas and objectives of media development, and display his models in the Arab and third world, personal and community varieties, environmental, international that affects It, and how to plan campaigns for media development using various types of media, and how the media interact with other activities for development, giving students an overview of the development plan in Palestine, and the role of the Palestinian media in it.





JOUR 3224





The student studies in this course the theory concepts and its components, the difference between theory and model, and provide a general survey of old and new theories and models of mass communication, theories of the sender, the public, the means, and the message. Presentation of analysis and criticism of theories influence on the media, giving an overview of models and theories of self-communication.



JOUR 4324





The student in this course studies the concept and basis of scientific management and the skills needed to exercise, its main functions which is planning, organizing, direction and control, functions of the Director and its applications to workers in the technical press management, decision-making in news organizations, scientific methods in dealing with their problems, resources of the newspaper and its expenses and management. The successful Scientific management of the printing houses and distribution, advertising, information centers, and the impact of technological development in the newspaper industry to manage the news organizations with the presentation of models and applications for the administration of the Palestinian and Arabic press institutions.



JOUR 4325





The student studies the steps of scientific research, scientific problems analysis, the sense of the problem, identifying and formulating It, its sources and selected standards, the types of research information, and methods used in studying the problems of media, methods of collecting data and information, content analysis and its applications in research on media and through the recognition on the concept and characteristics, and determinants, and its uses, units and groups.





The student will prepare a research in the field of specialization under the supervision of a teacher in the department, and researches are discussed in the seminar.



JOUR 4326





This course deals with the international media, its fields, properties, methods, organizations, problems, information flows, the impact of modern technological developments, the information system of the new world, how to apply it to regional and global levels, the Israeli media, methods and properties, with a study of its application to some international newspapers and radio stations.



JOUR 4328





The student Recognizes in this course the specialized newspapers, Its characteristics, origins, evolution, types, the audience, and Its technical and editorial basics, also It focuses on the emergence of magazines and its evolution, functions types, and characteristics, with a review of models applied to the foregoing, and Network Magic Pro work training for students on how to edit Press specialized in different kinds.



JOUR 4329





Students study a subject or several subjects in a specialized requirements of the press, is to be specified in the department with the beginning of the semester.



JOUR 4205





The student studies in this course, the history of Arabic and international information agencies   and recognizes the characteristics and possibilities of media agencies, the evolution of the media used to send messages and information agencies, also the student studies the mass media world in details and examines the models for some Arabic agencies, also students are trained in this course on how to receive messages and information from agencies, and how to re-edit, in line with the editorial policy of the newspaper.








The student takes Introduction to the Apple computer, the MAC operating systems (Apple Macintosh), and how to use simple text programs.

The students are trained to be fast in typing to reach the speed of 16 words per minute in Arabic and the speed of 20 words per minute in English.








The student in this course studies Apple’s operating system, printers, scanners, and students are trained on the Adobe Photoshop program and Free Hand, also the student is trained in the use of these programs and makes advertisement’s designs and other practical applications for these programs.








The student will learn in this course is a group of publishing software release, and trained in the preparation of pages of the newspaper by those programs, and how to design and remove them, deal with the possibilities of different programs, also students learn how to deal with the Internet and send the newspapers or advertisements by e-mail or through the Internet.









This course covers the foundations of the English language, tenses, passive and active voices, punctuation,  the formulation of sentences newsletters, news clips, with a focus on providing students with terms of media, and to train students to read newspapers in English and the translation of subjects into Arabic.








This course includes a definition English terminology In newspaper sections, themes, the rules of journalistic writing in general, news, introductions, addresses and press interviews in particular, the translation of texts news print, audio, and do practical applications to all of the above.








This course includes a definition of English literary terminology which Is specialized in economic and political themes, the rules of journalistic literary writing, and trained to translate the articles of various types and analyzes news, translating texts news print, audio and video, and do practical applications to all of the above.













The theoretical side:

Includes the concept of press release systems in various media, and the character of the newspaper and its impact on writing and editing news, elements of the press release, news sources, types, factors of the selection of news, templates, technical drafting press releases, the types of news stories and methods to edit them.



The practical side:

Train the student to extract models for news from the newspapers published, and identify elements, templates to edit and re-drafting of cable news, and coverage of some news.









Theory: It includes:

A - newspaper article: It deals with the newspaper article in general, and the definition of the newspaper article, types (the opening, vertical, cash, diaries) and their respective characteristics, themes, functions and molds.


B - Interview: The student studies the definition of the modern press and its functions and types (news, opinion, personal, conferences) and how to prepare for It, and shall be conducted, and drafting, as well as to the importance of the press conference and its objectives, types and stages of coverage.


The practical side:

Students analyze and critique examples of the types of articles and conversations in addition to various articles and currently assigned to the preparation of interviews and in accordance with aspects of the theory they studied, and published in the university newspaper.










The theoretical side: the students are taught the following:

A - Press report: student studies the concept of the newspaper report and the difference between it and other forms of media, and how to write reports, types, and themes of each type.

B - Journalistic investigation: its language and idiomatically, the difference between It and the other journalistic arts, and how its origins and its evolution, types, and steps for setting up and editing of investigative reporting, and how to edit the introduction and conclusion, addresses and photos.

C - Press campaign: concept, content and the nature, functions, and their relationship to other arts of editing, and types, and elements, and themes, planning and preparation for press campaigns, and factors of success.



The practical side:

Students analyze the patterns of the various reports and investigations, and a process of planning a press campaign, the students preparing and drafting of reports and investigations, according to lesson learning and dissemination of these reports and investigations at the university newspaper.








The student studies in this course, how to edit the information materials of different advertisements, newsletters on the radio, television, publications and the formulation of public relations, the course also deals with a glance of ways to prepare for radio or television programming, script writing and television.








The course covers the definition of   journalism production and Output functions, and the nature of the director's work of press and the conditions to be met.

The student studies the emergence of printing, types, color printing, sorting colors, means to highlight, the foundations of the art of newspaper production, the foundations of artistic design, and elements, fixed and variable, and the impact of scientific and technological progress on the production of modern newspapers.









Student studies in the present course components of the basic design of the newspaper, schools and newspaper production, methods, tabulation of the paper, directed the first page and last inside pages, pages of specialized, photos and ads, in addition to the output of newspapers mid-term and magazines with clarifying differences substantive and formal requirements in the output of the two. Students must be trained in practice to design the pages of newspapers of various types manually and on computers.








Students are trained in this course on the formulation of the news reports, conversations, press releases, all kinds of press articles, and recognize common errors in writing press releases to avoid falling into such errors. As well as to train the students to follow up on various events to be on the permanent news link and assist him in forming political consciousness, social, and the creation of the student to establish a network of relationships with local institutions, and different personalities in the community.

Students are trained in this course in the newspaper (Voice of the University) to bring the news, conduct conversations, preparation of reports, and all kinds of journalist articles. Also the students work under the supervision of their teacher to prepare all kind of press material for publication, printing, design ads and make the layout of newspaper pages by using all publishing software such as (Photoshop, Freehand and layout programs).






Students are trained in this course in the newspaper «Voice of the University» to bring the news, conduct conversations, preparation of reports, all kinds of articles. Also the students work under the supervision of his teacher to prepare all kinds of press material for publication, printing and design ads and make the layout of newspaper pages by using all publishing software such as (Photoshop, Freehand and layout programs).

Student practicing what he has studied in previous courses, He will be trained on the real atmosphere of the newspapers, while he is doing layouts, designs, writing and working in real team as a member of the production team in University newspaper.

Student gets in to the action to learn cooperation, participation, creativity, quick thinking, initiative and self-reliance.