Description: This course introduces the significance of agriculture internationally and in Jordan, as well as the fundamentals of plant identification and classification. This course also covers the fundamentals of the major physiological processes in plants, such as photosynthesis and cell respiration, as well as the factors that influence plant growth, development, management, and usage. Introduction to the primary methods of plant propagation and a quick overview of plant hormones.


Purpose: This course introduces students to the significance of plants, their taxonomy, anatomy, the key physiological processes in plants, the elements that influence plant growth and development, the role of plant hormones in plant growth, and the methods for plants propagation.

Course Description

The course will introduce students to the laws of heredity and the study of inherited traits. Topics include Mendelian inheritance, structure and function of chromosomes and genomes, multiple alleles, linkage and crossing over, genetic variation, mutation, natural selection, and principles of molecular genetics and population genetics and the biological variation resulting from genetic recombination will be elucidated.

 Course Purpose

The course provides students with fundamental knowledge and principle skills needed to succeed in the area of general genetics. The course will help students to identify heredity, chromosomes, alleles, genetic variation, and mutation.

The course will improve student knowledge on the important of genetic variation in breeding and recent agricultural researches.

This course covers introduction to biotechnology including: definition, history of biotechnology, tissue culture, molecular genetics and genetic engineering, impact of plant, animal and the microbial biotechnology on agriculture.  

This course provides the students with basic knowledge in DNA as basic material of genetic engineering and also the cell function and structure, which considered the starting point in biotechnology development. This course also includes an introduction to biotechnology current applications and future directions. This course consists of informal lectures and interactive discussions led by faculty of Agricultural technology.

The course provides students with fundamental knowledge and principle skills needed to succeed in the area of Agricultural biotechnology. The course will help students to identify the main objective of biotechnology in the field of agriculture such as improve the quality of seeds, produce the disease resistance varieties, increase the yielding capacity etc.

The course will improve student knowledge background to the recent research methodology applications in agricultural products markets.

Students need to know how biotechnology studies manipulate living things or their component molecules, cells, tissues, or organs to improve agriculture and contribute to food security.

Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of plant protection, including both plant pathology and entomology. Describe the taxonomy, symptoms, type of the damage, host plants, date of occurrence, methods of eradication, and ways of control. In addition, it will present examples of economically significant insect and plant disease pests in Jordan.


Purpose: This course is designed to offer students with a foundational understanding of key ideas in plant protection, diverse techniques to managing plant insect pests and diseases, and an overview of the most prevalent insects and diseases in Jordan.

Molecular biology is the study of biological systems at the molecular level. The course deals with nucleic acids and proteins and their interaction to promote cellular growth and development.  The course details structure and analysis of nucleic acids, gene cloning and gene regulation as well as methods used in the recombinant DNA technology and its applications in agriculture, aquaculture and environmental protection. Molecular methods such as polymerase chain regulation (PCR), restriction mapping, DNA hybridization and sequencing will be elucidated.

Pre- requisite: General Genetics

This course includes a study of the basics of plant pathology, types of pathogens, Disease life cycle, disease induced mechanisms, symptoms of infection, plant defense mechanisms, Examples of the most important plant diseases, and methods of control.