This course deals with basic development and backwardness concepts. It
classify the world countries according to level of development. Explanation of spatial
backwardness is discussed , as well as the scoio- economic and political and
demographic features of the under-developing countries. It includes economic
development strategies and its source of finance. Finally different development
models are examined.
|4th year |
This course deals with the natural and human aspects of Jordan. From the emergence of its political entity and its later development, and up to the present time, by showing its geographical position between the countries of the Arab East, which made it a link and a bridge of transit, and a factor of unity between the parts of that region throughout the ages. The study focuses on the extent of geographical diversity that Jordan enjoys within its limited land area, which is reflected in the multiplicity of its main and sub-ecosystems, which are what the study will deal with in detail. And then the difference in the distribution of land resources among its environments, which is the basis on which economic development of agriculture, pastoralism, mining and industry, and its impact on the geographical distribution of the population and their activities, and their rural and urban communities, concluding the study with an objective analysis of development potentials and confronting their obstacles. The goal behind this is to familiarize the student with the geography of his country, and its advantages and virtues, to deepen his national affiliation, and to actively participate in addressing environmental problems and depleting resources, and then the necessity of his contribution by working to avoid them by rationalizing consumption, and accepting the service of his nation in any location he can work with it.
|4th year |
Studying the origins and development of the agricultural craft and its connection with the natural and human environment factors and the resulting variation in the diversity of agricultural crops, productive methods, and technological development in agricultural activity. And the consequent agricultural systems that differ among themselves in terms of their places of spread, their obtaining structures, the intensity of their production, and the goal of production. It also covers the theory of agricultural location, characteristics of agriculture, and agricultural systems in Jordan.
This course aims to study rural areas by stressing its characteristics regarding rural settlements, rural land use and economic activities, as well as rural population. Appropriate rural development strategies are examined in different rural areas in order to improve the utilization of rural resources
The course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the political economy
of the MENA region. Economic structures and processes of development, institutions, and
policy challenges in the individual MENA countries and the region, as a whole, will be
examined. The course starts with a broad overview of the economic history of the MENA
region in the 20th century and continues to address selected aspects of economic policies
and processes. Issues as demographic growth, oil, international trade, globalization,
liberalization and structural adjustment measures, business networks, and corruption will be
analyzed in detail in order to address the contemporary nature of economic and political
challenges facing the states in the MENA region.
This course clarifies the concepts and inputs of integrated rural development and determines
the role of integrated approach in rural development taking into consideration social,
economic and cultural aspects that influence the life of rural areas' people. It analyses the
polices and planning of rural development of developing countries. It also highlights the
pillars of the rural development strategy providing some models of integrated rural
development in a number of developing countries.
Study urban geography through the following three approaches: Urban
historical geography, City systems and cities as systems (the internal Structure of
cities). Some relevant theories will be Introduced to the students Such as: The central
place theory and some economic theories explaining City growth.
Participating students in understanding the methodological and historical development of the subject and understanding and interpreting economic phenomena and activities through learning economic research methods. Understanding the theoretical, economic and social backgrounds in the spatial context. Deepening the understanding of economic activities and linking them to places and identifying the sections of economic geography. And determine the factors affecting the activity of each branch. And learn about the theory of supply and demand for economic resources and how the equilibrium price is formed in the market