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Academic Program

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete no less than 36 credit hours distributed as follows:

1.     Core Courses (15 credit hours) required of all students:

Course Number

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

INST 630

Research Methodology

 

INST 631

Theory of International Relations

 

INST 634

International Relations since 1914

 

INST 637

Principles of International Economics

 

INST 731

Principles and Application of International Law

 

Note: All students are required to complete INST 630 within the first 15 hours of their registration in the program.

      2.     Elective Courses for Students in the general program (15 credit hours) as follows:

a)      Group A: Elective courses from the general program (at least 6 credit hours out of the following).   

Course Number

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

INST 632

Comparative Politics

 

INST 633

Public Administration

 

INST 635

The Diplomatic History of Palestine Since the 19th Century

 

INST 636

The Arab World and the West in the Twentieth Century

 

INST 638

The Political Economy of Development

 

INST 730

Comparative Foreign Policy

 

INST 732

Diplomatic Law and International Organizations

 

INST 733

Jurisdiction and Implementation in International Law

 

INST 735

Special Topic

 

 

b)    Group B: Elective courses from the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies and Diplomacy concentrations: (maximum 9 credit hours out of the following):

 

Course Number

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

INST6341

Diplomatic History 1815 -1945

 

INST6351

Reparation for Injuries Resulting from Forced Migration

 

INST6361

Palestinian diplomacy since 1919

 

INST6371

Psychological, Social, and Existential Dimensions
of Refugee Life

 

INST639

Palestinian Refugees

 

INST7321

European Union: History, Law and Institutions

 

INST7331

Regions and International Issues

 

INST734

International Refugee Law

 

INST736

Networking and Refugee Identity

 

INST737

Demography of Refugees: Comparative Perspective

 

INST738

The Nature of Diplomacy

 

INST739

Negotiations: Strategy and Tactics

 

2) Students in the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies concentration

 

A)    Core courses: 9 credit hours as follows:

Course Number

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

INST639

Palestinian Refugees

 

INST734

International Refugee Law

 

INST737

Demography of Refugees: Comparative Perspective

 

 

B)    Elective courses required of students in the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies concentration

a)     Group A (3 credit hours out of the following):

Course Number

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

INST6351

Reparation for Injuries Resulting from Forced Migration

 

INST6371

Psychological, Social, and Existential Dimensions of Refugee Life

 

INST736

Networking and Refugee Identity

 

Group B: 3 credit hours from elective courses in the general program

 

3) Students in the Diplomacy Concentration:

A)    Core courses: 9 credit hours as follows.

Course Number

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

INST732

Diplomatic Law and International Organizations

 

INST738

The Nature of Diplomacy

 

INST739

Negotiations: Strategy and Tactics

 

 

B)    Elective courses required for students in the diplomacy concentration

a)     Group A: (3 credit hours out of the following):

 

Course Number

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

INST6341

Diplomatic History 1815 -1945

 

INST635

The Diplomatic History of Palestine in the 19th and 20th Centuries

 

INST6361

Palestinian diplomacy since 1919

 

INST7321

European Union: History, Law and Institutions

 

INST733

Jurisdiction and Implementation in International Law

 

INST7331

Regions and International Issues

 

 

b)    Group B: 3 credit hours to be selected out of the list of elective courses of the general program.

 

 

3)     Track “A” or Track “B” ( 6 Credit Hours): Thesis or two Seminars

Students are required to submit a written request for joining one of the two tracks (thesis and non-thesis tracks) upon the completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours in the program including the research methods course(s). The program’s decision will depend on the student’s academic record, the ability of the program to provide supervision, and  the program’s announced criteria. Students may change tracks upon the recommendation of the institute council and approval of the Dean.

 

A)    Students in the General Program

Track

Track Title

Track Number

Prerequisite(s)/ topics

Track A

Thesis

INST 860

Complete no less than 15 credit hours from the program including INST 630.

Track B

Seminar1

INST 830

 

Issues Related to the International System

 

Seminar2

INST 831

The Arab World in the International Politics

 

 

801

Practical Internship in institutions related to the field, after obtaining the program’s approval.

 

 

806

Comprehensive Oral Exam: topics to be determined in the beginning of every semester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B)    Students in the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Concentration

 

Track

Track Title

Track Number

Prerequisite(s)/ topics

Track A

Thesis

INST 860

-          Complete no less than 15 credit hours from the program including INST 630.

-          Thesis in the field of the concentration.

Track B

Seminar1

INST 830 

Topics on Global Forced Migration and Refugee

 

Seminar2

INST 831

Topics on Arab Forced Migration and Refugee

 

 

801

Practical Internship in institutions related to the concentration, after obtaining the program’s approval.

 

 

806

Comprehensive Oral Exam: topics to be determined in the beginning of every semester.

 

 

 

 

 

C)    Students in the Diplomacy Concentration

 

 

Track

Track Title

Track Number

Prerequisite(s)/ topics

Track A

Thesis

INST 860

-          Complete no less than 15 credit hours from the program including INST 630.

-          Thesis in the field of the concentration.

Track B

Seminar1

INST 830

 

Topics on global Diplomacy

 

Seminar2

INST 831

Topics on Arab Diplomacy

 

 

801

Practical Internship in institutions related to the concentration, after obtaining the program’s approval.

 

 

806

Comprehensive Oral Exam: topics to be determined in the beginning of every semester.

 

 

Completion of the Practical Internship and passing the Comprehensive Oral Exam

 

Note: Students can substitute one of the above mentioned elective courses with one fourth-year bachelor’s course provided students have not taken this course during their bachelor’s degree studies. In addition, students can substitute another elective course with a course from another master’s program, according to the Graduate Studies Regulations.

 

Students must take the English language test specified by the University. Based on the results of this test, the need to register for the remedial course in English language (ENGC 530) will be determined. Students are required to complete this course before the beginning of their third semester in the program, according to the academic regulations pertaining to remedial courses.

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