Curriculum - Kabul University



The academic curriculum of Geoscience Faculty has been renewed in 2003 by cooperation with the Institutes of Geology, Geography and Meteorology of Bonn and Giessen Universities of Germany, according to an international standard. The academic curriculum consists of Lectures, Work in the laboratory, Field trips, Seminar and Home work.

Students first have to pass the entrance exam (Kankor) and then join the classes. The study lasts 4 years, consisting of 8 Terms. After finishing the classes and achieving the score that is defined by every Department, the student can apply for the writing of the monograph. After writing and a successfully defending in front of the examination committee and students; the B.Sc. degree will be awarded to the student. It is important to mention that at first year of this faculty usually subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Foreign Language, one or two professional subjects and Islamic law are going to be taught. Usually 60% of the curriculum consists of theoretical lessons and 40% of practical work in the field or the laboratory.  2 hours theory and 2 hours practical course are rewarded with 3 credit points.

Students’ Assessment Practices:

The assessment criteria for the students are:

  • Presentation and seminars.
  • Homework.
  • Laboratory work.
  • Fieldwork.
  • Project work.
  • Exams.
  • Regular attendance.

With presentations, homework, laboratory and field work the students should train their capability of what they are learning in the lessons and in the practical part. With the midterm exams and the term exams at the end of each semester, the current status of knowledge will be approved. They are evaluated as follows:

  • Homework, fieldwork and projects will be evaluated with 20%-30 %.
  • Midterm exam will be evaluated with 10% - 20%.
  • Final exam at the end of the term will be evaluated with 60%.