Our aim is to help students establish the necessary linkages between the political, economic, and social conditions that we face here in Palestine under occupation and the world of politics in general. How are our conditions related to regional and international political and economic phenomenon?  We offer students an opportunity to develop their skills of critical abstraction and analysis in our courses in political history, political movements and thought in the Arab world, political sociology, political ‎‎economy, and many others. We are experienced in our approach by developing new inter-disciplinary courses.  These theoretical foundations are complemented with rigorous empirical training in the student’s chosen field of study.

The focus of the department is on analytical sophistication rather than on knowledge of a body of facts. Graduates learn to think critically about political life in a variety of settings. Students have the opportunity to study abroad in competitive international programs through our scholarship program.