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A Bridge Towards Knowledge

The Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Petra is the proper environment for a distinguished academic, cultural, and social affairs and activities. It is the source of dissemination of knowledge at the local and distant communities.

The department has always been and is still the venue for its graduates’ future success, prosperity and innovation.

Dr. Amani Suleiman, the Head of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Petra underscores the department’s vision for establishing the link between Arabic Language with its diverse fields of specializations and technology. The department graduates who are equipped with the proper linguistic skills, critical thinking and computer skills make their way at ease to the job market as language specialists, editors, and revisers, news reports editors over and above securing employment at the Radio and Television stations as language specialists and translators.

The department constantly seeks to explore in line with its mission, students who show talent, creative thinking which the department promotes and continues to pursue their intellectual growth and critical thinking skills at their early stages leading them to be mature graduates to enter the job market. The department further provides the students in their respective fields of specialization through their programme course offerings that are geared towards that end, namely compulsory and elective courses at the department and college levels.

The department has adopted the vision for linking the university institutions with the local community. This is not just a venue for knowledge but also an opportunity for awareness raising through a series of events such as literary contests in poetry, short story and literary essays writing to all schools of the kingdom.

Within its commitment to continue interaction with the local community, the department hosts other series of events on campus and off campus for cultural events by inviting experts of cultural studies and linguists whereby  interaction between those experts/ scholars  and the department students is achieved. The students will share their literary and academic contributions and success stories with those experts. In addition, the department places adequate emphasis on the development of students’ literacy and reading skills through regular sessions for debates on specific topics with their professors.

The department offers two programmes leading to the BA and MA degrees. The students are taught and instructed by a group of first-rate professors and instructors who book authors and writers. In fact, some of the department professors have won several prizes in literary criticism. Consequently, the university continues to work diligently towards achieving its ultimate goals for critical thinking, excellence in teaching and research through joint research projects or as individual research initiatives.

Department Chair's Message, Dr. Amani Abdullah

Department Chair
The Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Petra is the proper environment for a distinguished academic, cultural, and social affairs and activities. It is ...
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