Department of Arabic Language and Literature

Academic Staff

Chairperson  Dr. Bashir Faraj

Full-time Lecturers      Dr. Samir Itani
Part-time Lecturers     Dr. Nayef Marouf, Dr. Ahmad Faris, Dr. Ghazi Yamout, Dr. Khalil Ajeena

Mission
The Department of Arabic provides enriching opportunities for learning, addresses new challenges and responsibilities in a demanding environment where quality is paramount, enables the personal development of individuals, and enhances critical thinking and learning for life and professional experience. This is achieved through providing a comprehensive program that qualifies students to achieve personal goals, aspirations and individuality.

Objectives
• Improve the educational process and enhance the students' academic knowledge
• Develop the students' linguistic and communicational skills
• Help students acquire literary and analytical skills in an environment that encourages interactive education and self-learning
• Develop students' sense of pride in the Arabic Language
• Develop students' ability to conduct cultural dialogues and open up to the Other

Learning Outcomes
Outline features of different literary genres
Identify major linguistic topics
Distinguish different methods of teaching
Compose arguments and well-developed essays
Develop personal responses to literary works

Degree Requirements
To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Arabic Language & Literature, students must successfully complete a total of 59 credits + ICDL. The standard duration for the completion of the requirements for  a bachelor degree is 6 semesters.

Career Opportunities
A graduate can be a translator, a teacher, an editor and anchor of news bulletins in Arabic on radio and television, and can work as an executive secretary in banks and business corporations.

Program Overview

I. University Requirements

II. Program Requirements