جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University
Upper Preparatory - Teacher in Social Studies
Duration: 48 Months (4 Years)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor
Student must complete 124 credit hours

University Requirements Student must complete 18 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
10032100 Remedial English 0
3
This course aims to establish the concept of Islamic culture and its position among the other international cultures, its position in the Muslim life, its sources, its bases and its characteristics.This course aims to introduce the Islamic culture in faith, worship, relations, morals, and knowledge, to discuss the clash between cultures in addition to Globalization, Human Rights, Woman Rights, Democracy and other contemporary issues.
3
This course aims to improve the level of students in language skills and various literary, read and absorb and express written, and oral and tasted literary, through texts flags authors and poets in different eras, lessons in Grammar and spelling, and brief definition months dictionaries and Arab old ones the modern and how to use them,This course aims to implement the Arabic language in the areas of reading and expression of both types oral and written communication.
3
This course begins with a review of all types of sentences in English, and then proceeds to paragraph writing. Students learn how to write a topic sentence, develop and support it with examples.This course aim to learn student how to organize their writing and speaking to achieve coherence among sentences in a paragraph. In addition, students learn about their subject a lot of technical terms. ( this aim is related with general objects no 7 of this curriculum)
3
The course is mandatory for university students from various disciplines, so it does provide students with knowledge and information about the Palestinian reality and in particular the political developments of the Palestinian cause since its inception until the present day in line social and economic developments and political which constitute the main pillars for the study of the Palestinian political reality.This course aims to study Palestinian issue from its begging until present day in social, economic and political issue.
11000108 Community Service 1
11000117 Leadership and Communication Skills 1
11000127 Introduction to Computer Science 1
11000329 English Language II 3

Speciality Requirements Student must complete 96 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course highlights the study of the sources related to Jahili and Arabian Peninsula history before Islam, Arab classes, geography of Arab lands, Yemen’s old states, and the remaining states in the Arabian Peninsula before Islam: Qinda, Palmyra, Nabateans, Ghassasans, and Manathiras, and the tribal society in Hijjaz from all aspects.
3
    • 10321122
This course examines the call for Islam, its spread in Mecca and Medina, organization of the Muslim’s state during the prophet’s lifetime, the prophet’s policy in spreading the Islamic call inside and outside the Hijjaz, apostasy and self-prophesy claim movements, the issue of the Prophet’s succession, conquests during the Guided Caliphs’ times, organizations of state governing administration, financially, religiously, and militarily, as well as disagreements which emerged and their consequences.
3
    • 10321123
This course highlights a number of topics: establishment of the Umayyad dynasty, development of the caliphate system during the Umayyad period, the Umayyads’ policy in fostering their authority, the Umayyads’ position towards the Islamic sects, namely, Al- Khawarij and the Shiites; the Mawali movements, Islamic conquests during the Umayyad caliphs’ times, government and administrative systems, the characteristics of civilization during the rule of the Umayyad period.
3
    • 10321124
The course investigates the organization of Da’wa (call) for the House of the Prophet, and the establishment of the Abbasid caliphate. In addition, the course is a brief study of caliphs in the first Abbasid age, Abbasid caliphs’ home policy toward the Alawis, Mawalis, Shu’biyyah, Baramika, the Arabs, etc. The course also looks at the Abbasids’ foreign policy towards the Byzantine and Holy Roman Empires, the Maghreb and Andalus, etc. It will also shed light on the emergence of semi-independent Muslim states, the age of the Turks’ dominance, systems of government, and aspects of civilization during the Abbasid caliphs.
3
This course aims at identifying the sources and references on the history of the Ayyubids and Mamlukes, the conditions of life in the Muslim East before the establishment of the Ayyubid state in Iraq, Greater Syria and Egypt. It also dwells on international policy, Moguls’ and Franks’ dangers, the Ayyubids’ foreign relations with some Muslim countries, economic life (agriculture, industry and trade), feudalism in all its forms, systems of government, and aspects of civilization.
3
    • 10321230
This course aims at identifying the manner of the establishment of the Ottoman caliphate, and the key institutions: Sultanate, the Sublime Porte, Daftar khana (public records office), Daftar Daryah, Inkishariyya (janissaries), Islamic ulema (Scholars), and the judiciary system. The course also examines Ottoman – Safawi relations, Ottoman- Mamluke relations, and Ottoman – European relations until the end of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, and the beginning of the Tanzimat.
3
This course is a study of history of modern Palestine since it joined the Ottoman rule in 1516 until its end during the proceedings of First World War 1918, and focuses on the economic, social and political transformations that afflicted it, for example, the emergence of the powerful local leaderships and their relations with the with the ottoman local ruling bodies and their internal and external economic activities, foreign penetration and the official and popular reactions.
3
This course aims to shed light on the modern and contemporary economic, social and political history of Jerusalem since it followed the Ottoman rule in 1516 until present time and passing through the British mandate, the Jordanian Occupation and the Israeli Occupation.
10513111 Introduction to Curriculum 3
10513211 Practical Training 1 1
3
This course describes the historical evolution of computer use in education, the international experiences of this usage, the computer programming languages in education, the advantages of the computer in education, and the various applications in both the administrative and educational fields. It also focuses on using the internet to support the process of learning and education. Other topics include: assessing the global sources of information, collaborative learning environment on the internet, searching and restoring of the information. Practically, it aims at providing the students with the necessary skills to help them in designing and producing educational multimedia software based on the teaching design principles. The produced software includes patterns of the known software, like exercise and practice, tutorial, simulation, educational games, dialogue using the authorial tools such as PowerPoint, Photo Story 3 for Windows, or Movie Maker
10513220 Educational Readings in English Language 3
3
This course describes the educational psychology with its relation to the knowledge of general psychology, the method of applying the concepts of behaviorism and cognitive in the teaching process that facilitates the learning process, the appropriate atmosphere to the teaching process happen, the teaching of children with disabilities and learning disabilities, as well teaching gifted students, how to complete the teaching process, and its measurement.
3
The course aims at introducing students to evaluation; its development, aims, and various evaluative methods of selection standards. It also includes different types of tests -constructing them and analyzing them, and how to evaluate students’ educational achievement based on the results obtained.
10513311 Practical Training 2 1
    • 10513211
10513312 Practical Training 3 1
    • 10513311
10513313 Practical Training 4 1
    • 10513312
3
This course begins with a description of the theoretical framework of audio visual educational aids in term of concept, importance characteristics, criteria for use, foundations of their design and production. The course then addresses the concept of the communication process and its elements. The course concludes with design and production of educational aids, by students, in their specialization in harmony with its theoretical framework. Students are expected to make use of modern technology in their design and production of these aids.
10513317 Classroom Management 3
10513410 Practical Training 5 3
10513411 Statistics and Methods for Scientific Research 3
10513420 Practical Training 6 2
    • 10513410
3
    • 10513420
This course deals with action research concept, aims, types, application on problems and difficulties in learning and teaching in the class and school environment. The student is asked to submit a research project on one of the problems or difficulties faced him/her during practical teaching using all procedures of the action research, and this is done under the supervision of one of his/ her instructors.
10515223 Methods of Teaching Social Studies (1) 3
10515224 Methods of Teaching Social Studies (2) 3
    • 10515223
10515424 Current Issues and Trends in Teaching Social Sciences 3
    • 10515223
3
This course aims at introducing students to their homeland Palestine with its pre- 1948 borders. Physical and human characteristics are studied. It also aims at strengthening the students’ loyalty to their land and people
3
This course includes the study of human geography research methods and its schools of thought. It also studies the appearance of man and his distribution on the earth.
3
This course aims at introducing the students to theories that have addressed the formation of the solar system, the earth, oceans and seas, and the movements of the earth’s crust.
3
Topics covered in the course include principles of map drawing, cartographic symbols used in maps, instruments used in map drawing, technical and mathematical methods used to make projections, methods of land survey, creation of projections, spaces on maps, nature, and familiarity with equipment used in various surveying operations, in addition to ways of elevating a natural area on a map or a physical plan.
3
This course begins with a definition of climatology and the relationship between climatology and meteorology, atmosphere in terms of structure and its effect on controlling earth’s environment, a study of climatic elements (sun rays, heat, winds, air pressure, moisture, precipitation, rain, clouds, mist) and a general foundation on which international climate classifications are based.
3
This course aims at deepening students’ knowledge of the principles of economic geography, its rules and sections, and its research approaches. This will allow students to understand physical and human environments which in turn decide centers of economic activities in the world.
3
This course is a comprehensive regional geographical study of the Arab World. This will be followed by detailed studies of some Arab countries.
3
This is a study of different population theories and policies, sources of demographic and urban data, mortality, migration and its rates, and factors influencing them.
3
This course is a study of urban and rural housing patterns and characteristics, city planning, patterns of land use, and major city problems.

Speciality Optional Requirements Student must complete 6 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
10513162 Introduction to Psychology 3
3
This course deals with the concept of active learning in terms of the definition, objectives, basics, characteristics, nature, importance and components. It also addresses the suitable classroom environment for active learning and its pontifications in learning, the strategies and models of active learning( oriented lectures, brainstorming, discovery, problem solving, active group discussion, role playing, acting, story, simulation and case study), teacher’s role in active learning, active learning outside the classroom, active learning and effective thinking, the challenges of active learning, as well as the field applications on the active learning in different fields of study.
10513366 Educational Supervision 3
10513368 Teaching Skills 3
3
The course includes designing daily lessons and identifying related cognitive, emotional and psychomotor concepts and determining activities, methods, evaluation and acknowledging teaching design in applied and social sciences. It also includes introducing students to tasks that the teacher implements in designing and planning.
11011222 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3

Free Courses Student must complete 4 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
7303311 Medicinal Plants in Palestine 2
7303312 Cosmetic Products and Community 2
7303433 Pharmacy & Society 2
7404111 Family Health 2
10311197 French Language 2
10816001 Planning and Development 2
11000112 Fighting Corruption : Challenges and Solutions 2
11000118 Public Health 2
11000142 Family System in Islam 2
11000143 Principles of Religious Observances 2
11000144 Fiqh of Siyra 2
11000151 General Principles in Administration 2
11000155 Poison Prevention 2
11000156 Investment Principles 2
11000158 Medications and community 2
11000161 Engineering & Society 2
11000162 Environment in Palestine 2
11000165 Earthquake Mitigation 2
11000166 Genetics and Society 2
11000167 University Psychological Adaptation 2
11000168 Principles of Ocupational Saftey 2
11000173 Sign Language 2
11201101 Intoduction to Musicology 2
11201102 Introduction to Music Education 3
11201103 Palestinian Music Folklore 2
11201163 Choir 2

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