The Social Responsibility course is offered as a compulsory
course to enhance the curricular and extracurricular aspects of societal
service such as voluntary activities, sense of commitment and team work. It
comes in line with the National Committee for Human Resources Development and
the university mission that aims at promoting student’s sense of social
responsibility and building future leaders by supplying a setting that nourishes
learning and community service.
The course consists of two components; theoretical and a
practical. The theoretical part covers issues that harness students’ level of
competence and roots in them the notions of loyalty and belonging. It also
sheds light on social phenomena such as university violence, smoking, and drugs,
explores the reasons that give rise to these matters and seeks proper means to
Within the practical component, students cover a number of
hours during the semester, performing voluntary work at local society
institutions. The practical aspect stems from His Majesty King Abdullah’s
vision that aims at encouraging Jordanians to be in constant touch with the
status-quo in light of the ongoing changes and challenges, to shed light on
future educational needs and take initiative in developing higher education.
Once the educational system rises to the level of students’ expectations, students
can safely and surely adapt to the requirements of the future and be well-equipped
to face challenges while at the same time maintain their noble human identity.