Department Strategy
4/22/2012 12:43 PM
The Department’s mission is to provide students with a thorough grounding in development studies and human rights; to sharpen their critical thinking and writing skills; and to instill values of social justice, compassion, and respect for difference.
7/16/2012 2:41 PM
The Department seeks to produce a generation of Jordanian graduates who are committed to transforming our society through a commitment to genuine social development and human rights advocacy. While not a requirement, most of our students in the Human Rights and Human Development program bring firsthand experience and expertise in the field, such as by working in human rights / development agencies. The Department’s aim is to equip our students with critical thinking skills and the theoretical, conceptual, and legal knowledge to create a more just, inclusive, accepting, and vibrant community.
7/16/2012 2:46 PM
1. To provide graduates with an intensive period of study in which to learn about relevant academic disciplines of the department in a systematic and disciplined manner. Moreover, it will prepare students to pursue a variety of professional careers and for further research such as PhD programmes.
2. To ensure that students have a solid grounding in both the major theoretical aspects within the relevant disciplines of the department as well as the major trends and developments in the academic domains of the departement.
3. To develop students’ research skills to enable them to carry out independent research at postgraduate level.
4. To provide students with a broad range of courses within which they can pursue their interests in the relevant programmes of the faculty.
5. To employ the scientific expertise of Jordan University and to attract national as well as international academic expertise in order to enhance the scholarly conduct of the faculty.
6. The rapid development in knowledge claim is an additional motive to establish a library and data base for the relevant academic disciplines of the faculty.
7. To establish academic and scientific co operation with domestic, regional and international counter parts faculties and centres.
8. To promote the department  and attract national, Arab and international post-graduates students.
1/15/2013 12:32 PM
The pedagogical goals of the Department are two-fold. Firstly, we seek to train critical, socially engaged thinkers who are capable of undertaking independent research. In this vein, there is a strong emphasis on research methods training, particularly in qualitative methods, and all students in the human rights and human development program are required to produce a thesis based on primary source research. Secondly, being based at the leading academic institution in Jordan, we believe that all students should have a solid theoretical and conceptual grounding in the fields of development and human rights, thereby supplementing prior work experience that is largely practical in nature.

Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II School of International Studies
Department of International Development