Tel-Hai College

Introduction

Tel-Hai College offers academic undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are on par with the leading universities in the country, and attracts talented students and researchers to the northern periphery. The College boasts the involvement of partners and faculty members that are Nobel and Israel Prize Laureates, as well as leaders in Israeli business and politics.

Tel-Hai’s approach to education is holistic– promoting academic excellence, social responsibility and professional experience as integral components of its academic degree programs. Community service and volunteerism play a central role, with field studies and community interaction introduced to students from day one. Throughout the year students and faculty participate in well over 100 community projects in around 30 communities. Furthermore, many students also gain invaluable work experience during their studies through special internship programs developed with local businesses and service organizations in the region.

Tel-Hai College remains current and relevant by consistently introducing new study programs, designed to match the interests of its students and the needs of society. Its nationwide reputation for academic excellence and personalized learning has made it one of the fastest growing colleges in the country, with over 3,600 students enrolled in its academic programs.

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Bachelor in East Asian Studies

Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Israel Upper Galilee

The nations of East Asia fulfill increasingly central economic and political roles in the world today, and Israel's ties with them are developing rapidly. [+]

Bachelor in East Asian Studies Tel-Hai College is proud to be the first college in Israel to open a department devoted to East Asian Studies, launched in the fall of 2012. The nations of East Asia fulfill increasingly central economic and political roles in the world today, and Israel's ties with them are developing rapidly. Thus there is a growing demand for knowledgeable professionals qualified for East Asia related positions in government ministries, businesses, high-tech industry, tourism, as well as in the academia. Yet the appeal of this diverse and fascinating region to Israel and the West transcends these practical concerns, to include the cultural and philosophical spheres as well. The Academic Curriculum Offered as one part of a double major, courses in the Department of East Asian Studies focus on China, Japan, and Korea. First-year studies include introductory courses on the history of and culture of China and Japan. In addition, each student studies the Chinese or Japanese language for at least two years, with the option of continuing on for yet another year. Second-year courses include modern China, modern Japan and a choice between the following three options: past and present views of human nature in Chinese philosophy; and Korea and Japan: history, image, and the role of collective memory. Examples of advanced courses and seminars for third-year students include reading in Chinese or Japanese texts (two different courses), past and present views of human nature in Chinese philosophy, ecology of East Asia, social crises and their expressions in 20th century Japanese literature, dialogue across cultures between China and the west, ecology in East Asia, modern Chinese thought, Chinese literature, Japanese literature and Japanese colonialism. After completing the full three-year course, graduates will have acquired comprehensive and significant understanding of the cultures and societies of East Asia, together with a basic proficiency in the Chinese or Japanese language. They thus will be equipped to take part in global society, the worlds of culture and business, or continue on to advanced degree studies in academic institutions in Israel or abroad. Note: the M.A. degree in Galilee Studies is pending final approval by the Council for Higher Education [-]

Bachelor in Environmental Sciences

Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Israel Upper Galilee

Environmental sciences form a multidisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological, and social sciences into the study of the environment and the solution of environmental problems. [+]

Bachelor in Environmental Sciences Environmental sciences form a multidisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological, and social sciences into the study of the environment and the solution of environmental problems. With a clear understanding of the need to preserve natural resources while enabling sustainable development of the Galilee, Israel, and beyond, Tel-Hai College was the first institution in Israel to offer a comprehensive academic program focusing on environmental sciences, and continues to be the only Israeli college offering a B.Sc. degree in the field. New discipline of Ecology was initiated in 2013 dealing with environmental ecological aspects. The program provides students with the knowledge and tools to pursue careers in environmental-related occupations such as environmental researchers, public or private sector environmental process monitors, or to continue on to graduate studies in the field. In the course of their studies students receive certification for treatment and management of toxic materials from the Ministry for the Protection of the Environment. The Department also encourages students to be environmental activists in the community, and to become involved in regional environmental organizations. The Academic Curriculum Environment studies are interdisciplinary by nature, related to scientific and other disciplines. The first-year curriculum focuses on basic courses in fields such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. In subsequent years more advanced and specialized courses are offered, including Geology, Ecology, Soil and Water Conservation, Environmental Management, Environmental Legislation, Waste and Wastewater Treatments, the Human-Environment Relationship, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a certification course in managements of toxic materials and more. Students may study environmental sciences as a single major, or combine them with studies in Education or Economics & Management, gaining tools and knowledge for professional careers in Environmental Economics or Environmental Education. A research project offered to students as an elective course acquires them invaluable research experience at the MIGAL Galilee Research Institute, R&D North, R&D Galilee Society and other research institutes that work in collaboration with Tel-Hai College. Professional internships are offered to selected students who work in public and private environmental bodies in return for scholarships, through the Best for Employment Program. [-]

Bachelor in Food Sciences

Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Israel Upper Galilee

Food sciences are the study of the basic and technical aspects of food production, beginning with harvesting and ending with the consumption of the final product. [+]

Bachelor in Food Sciences Food sciences are the study of the basic and technical aspects of food production, beginning with harvesting and ending with the consumption of the final product. Scientists are responsible for the planning and production of foods from raw materials to the finished product, including quality control of agricultural supplies and raw materials, hygiene, sanitization, packing processes and additional critical components. Food safety (both in terms of microbes and toxicity) is of the highest concern to manufacturers, and thus there is a high demand for professionals on all levels. The Department of Food Sciences trains professionals to perform a variety of tasks in all branches of the food industry, as well as related industries, based on biological and biochemical processes of foods, food additives and raw materials. Students acquire the necessary skills to perform laboratory testing of foods, agricultural products, nutrition and toxins, and to develop new products, all in state-of-the-art laboratories. Potential places of employment upon graduation include food corporations, research and development institutions, life science laboratories, quality control and regulatory institutes, governmental and municipal offices in charge of monitoring and evaluating the food industry and food services, as well as planning and consulting firms. The Academic Curriculum First-year students study basic courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, as well as an introduction to food and nutrition sciences. In the subsequent two years of study, they continue to the principles of food technology, food analysis, food chemistry and biochemistry, and the physical characteristics of food. In the final year of study students participate in a workshop on the development of food products where they are challenged to develop an original product, from raw materials to final product, which is presented to representatives from the food industry. Professional internships are offered to select students who work in the food industry in return for scholarships, through the Best for Employment Program. [-]