Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies

Department Mission:

In keeping up with the mission of the College of Humanities and Science, the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies is engaged in the preparation of qualified personnel in the field of postgraduate studies of the Arabic Language and Literature. It also contributes to providing the knowledge in the field of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies outside the department, such as the Department of Educational Science, the College of Mass Communication and the Program of Public Studies and implementing scientific research in different fields of the major.

Department Objectives:
  • Preparing qualified educated personnel according to national and international standards in postgraduate studies (Master of Arabic Language and Literature) and areas of specialisation in preparing teachers of Arabic Language for the higher stages of study.
  • Providing the learner with the knowledge and skills in the use of the correct language giving importance to the second language.
  • Training the learner to use the latest technologies and smart systems and implementing them in the educational and learning process.
  • Providing the learner with the skills of scientific research, critical thinking and creativity and the preparation of scientific research and master's dissertation in the Arabic language and literature.
  • Providing community services and specialised advice to various bodies and institutions in the linguistic fields.
Department Programs:

The department of Arabic and Islamic Studies offers a Master of Arabic Language and Literature Program.

Program Objectives:

The program seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Providing the student with deep knowledge, both old and new, in the fields of Arabic language and literature.
  2. Building students’ new perspectives in the fields of literary and linguistic knowledge.
  3. Providing the student with tools for text critical analysis to implement them in solving the language and literature problems.
  4. Enabling students to employ the achievement of manuscripts tools.
  5. Enabling the student to discuss old and new issues and questions that are raised in the literary and linguistic fields.
  6. Enabling students to employ the tools and methods of scientific research in literary and linguistic issues.
  7. Preparing leaders who are able to develop themselves professionally and assume leadership responsibilities in developing the field of Arabic language and literature.
Program Outcomes:

After completing the required courses and preparing the dissertation, the graduate student will be able to:

  1. Extend knowledge comprehensively in the Arabic language and its branches (literature, language, grammar, syntax and rhetoric).
  2. Introduce new concepts in the fields of Arabic language, relying on the various scientific methods adopted in solving linguistic and literary problems.
Skills:
  1. Able to choose the appropriate tools for text analysis and criticism of texts based on scientific standards.
  2. Achieve traditional texts in the language and literature according to the methods of scientific investigation.
  3. Able to discuss issues in an educated manner expressing own opinion.
  4. Prepare specialised scientific researches according to an approved research plan.
  5. Make decisions within the collective work of the scientific research that is related to the Arabic language.
  6. Participates in the development of projects individually and collectively in the field of scientific research is related to the Arabic language and literature.
  7. Analyzes the student’s educational performance, evaluates it and then develops it within his educational ambitions and professional practices in the field of Arabic language and literature.
Admission Requirements:

After reviewing and analysing the competitive and similar academic programs, Ajman University suggests that the applicant must complete the following conditions in the master's program in the Arabic Language and Literature:

First: The applicant must have a bachelor's degree or an academic equivalent from a recognised university in the UAE with a grade point average of not less than (3 out of 4) in the field of specialisation: Arabic Language and Literature.

Majors of study that are close to the major of the Arabic language and literature:

Bachelor's programs that include at least 30 credit hours in Arabic language courses, such as the program of Bachelor of Education degree in the preparation of teachers of Arabic language and Islamic studies.

Second: Students can be accepted for admission on conditional bases for those with a grade point average of less than (3), provided that they register for (3) courses for the first semester (9 credit hours) and obtain a grade point average of (3) or above. Anyone that does not fulfill the two requirements will be dismissed from the program.

Third: Students who have a bachelor’s degree in any specialisation related to the Arabic language and literature can be accepted on conditional bases to fulfill their registration into the master's program in the Arabic language and literature providing that they enter into the qualifying program after being admitted to the program and before taking any master's courses and according to the following conditions:

  1. To obtain a grade point average of at least (3) out of (4) in the Arabic language courses he took.
  2. Registration of remedial courses that do not exceed (30) credit hours intended to qualify them to obtain the competencies required for registration in the master's program and succeed in it. The student has to register for these courses before he is able to register for master's courses.
Graduation Requirements:

Terms of completion of the program and presentation of the program method for verification:

  • Completion of 36 credit hours successfully with a grade point average of not less than very good (3) point average (courses and dissertation).
  • Completion of nine courses (27) credit hours successfully with a grade point average of not less than very good (3) point average.
  • A Master's dissertation in a field of language or literature with 9 credit hours in the second year and passing the examination discussion with a grade point average of at least (3) out of (4).