University of Kordofan
Inistitute of Gum Arabic & Desetification Studies

Degrees awarded:

In addition to non degree programs and certificates, the institute offers the following degrees in the fields of gum arabic and :

  • Master by research
  • PhD by research and
  • Master by courses and complementary research

Courses content for Master program in gum arabic studies and Desertification and environment studies:

Semester One: General Courses

No. Course Name Credit hours (16)
1

Land use in gum arabic belt

3
2

Environmental economics

2
3

Sustainable agro-biodiversity in dry lands

2
4

Eco-pedology of arid and semi-arid zones

3(2+1)
5

Advanced methods of extension

2
6

Principles of Remote sensing and GIS

2 (1+1)
7

Biometric and Data Analysis

2

Semester Two: General Courses

No. Course Name Credit hours (15)
1

Theories of social change and Indigenous Knowledge

2
2

Meteorology and climatology

2(1+1)
3

Advanced Remote sensing and GIS

3(2+1)
4

Pests and diseases of trees in dry lands

3(2+1)
5

Climate change and Adaptation Strategies

2(2+0)
6

Renewable and clean energy in dry lands

3(2+1)
7

Seminars*

* Seminars are included in all courses

0

Semester III: Gum Arabic Research

No. Course Name Credit hours (14)

1

Gums Chemistry , processing and uses  3 (2+1)
2 Management of gums producing trees  2(1+1)
3 Gums production and technology  3(2+1)
4 Economics of Gum Arabic  2(2+0)
5 Conservation of gum trees genetic resources 2(1+1)
6 Food security and poverty alleviation in dry lands 2(2+0)
7 Presentation of project Proposals  0

Semester III: Desertification Studies and Environment

No. Course Name Credit hours (14)

1

Desertification Geomorphology, combating and impacts

3 (2+1)
2 Land degradation and Desertification process 2(1+1)
3 Disaster management and early warning system  2 (2+0)
4

Soil and Water Management

3 (2+1)
5

Policies and legislations for environment conservation

2(2+0)
6

Eco-farming (Organic farming and precision agriculture)

3(2+1)
7 Presentation of Research Proposals  0

Semester IV: Dissertation

No. Dissertation Cr. hrs (15)
1 Dissetation in Gum Arabic Research    15
2

Dissertation in Desertification Studies and Environment

15