This program aims to prepare new qualified professionals in Arabic Language in Palestine, as the program will cover the local community needs of academic and professional levels. This degree aims to achieve the researchers’ desire to develop their academic proficiency and bring in the trained and qualified experts to the different organizations that contribute in publishing deep knowledge. This program will keen to follow the scientific approach in developing Arabic language and supplying national institutions, including educational and media institutions, with professional and academic competencies.
This program aims to empower students to understand the concepts and scientific approaches related to the relation between language and culture, and to stress on the importance of culture in enhancing the patriotic project and building a personality that is able to take initiative in the active civil building. The program will also fill the needs of the Palestinian community of the researches and studies needed to build the culture, such as poetry, drama, fiction and the contemporary Palestinian literature by encouraging researchers of students and professors to register their researches in this field.
This program came as a response to the increasing interest in the languages and heritage fields, and to enhance the intellectual originality, and dynamism and objectivity of linguistic research, which we need most at this critical stage in our history. And so there was a need to start a Master in Arabic Language and Literature because language is the root for thoughts and it is a psychological, intellectual and national foundation for societies. Language encourages the civilized participation in the humanitarian efforts that can contribute to the progress, development and advancement of the human being.
Arabic Language and Media Department in Arab American University is considered one of the richest departments in the university, for its academic staff, extracurricular activities, scientific research and relations with the cultural organizations. During the last years, the department has organized many scientific conferences, symposiums, educational days and poetry evenings.
The idea for the Master in Arabic Language and Literature came from three main points:
The program seeks to achieve the following goals:
The importance of this degree is because the Palestinian labor market suffers from overflowing specialists in BA in Arabic language and literature; however there is a shortage in the numbers of MA degree holders, which is the bridge for students to enter the PhD level that is required in most of the educational and media institutions.
And so, this program fulfills the needs of the labor market of this field.
Graduates of this program can work in many organizations and fields such as: