United Arab Emirates University
United Arab Emirates University

United Arab Emirates University

Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature

The Arabic Department's mission aims at preserving and enriching Arabic Language as a written text and spoken discourse capable of reflecting the diversity and complexity of the Arabic/ Islamic culture and civilization. The Department is also determined to enhance and develop Arabic Language teaching and pedagogy in a sophisticated way in order to reinforce the Arabic / Islamic identity of the nation. Further, the Department aims to academically prepare a generation of graduates, holders of a college degree in Arabic Language and Literature, able to participate in the enrichment of the intellectual, cultural and educational institutions inside and outside UAE. As a center of cultural illumination and scholarship, the Arabic Department at UAEU supports multi-disciplinary activities promoting inter-civilizational dialogue and giving priority to genuine social values and moral traditions. In addition to a deep- rooted interest in Arabic literary heritage, the Department aims to build bridges with other cultures exploring new avenues of cultural diversity and integrating foreign language education in its curriculum.

Program Objectives

  • Developing students' knowledge of language and organizing modern linguistic theories that student studied them.
  • Developing students' knowledge of literature and criticism and deepening understanding of the heritage ,Literature and contemporary literary and critical theories.
  • Giving students the skills that would enable them to exercise good reading, comprehension and expression.
  • Developing methods of scientific research and critical thinking.
  • Developing love and faith to the homeland, nation, language and belief in the human values.


Required Credit Hours: minimum 120 hours