Since the foundation of University of Sharjah in 1997, the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social sciences has offered numerous successful academic programs and courses. Our programs aim at enhancing students' linguistic, literary, critical and rhetorical skills. For example, our B.A. Arabic Language and Literature aims to prepare students to become qualified specialists who can be employed in the fields of teaching, language consultation and other areas of Arabic sciences in the Emirate of Sharjah and the country.
Since 2002-2003, the department has also been offering an M.A. program, which aims at promoting well-established conventions of scientific study and research and at creating an academic atmosphere, which boosts creativity among faculty and students. This program attracts students from the different emirates and offers them the opportunity and support to complete high-quality theses in the various fields of Arabic studies. Additionally, the department will offer a Ph.D. and an Arabic- communication programs in cooperation with the College of Communication.
The department, represented by its faculty members, plays an active part in serving the community through public lectures, cultural events and language consultation throughout the Emirate of Sharjah, in particular, and the country in general.
Prof. Ben Issa Bettaher
Head of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature