Bachelor of Arabic Language and Literature – Literature

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Study Plan:
First: University Requirements – (39) credit hours
Course No.Course NameCredit HoursPre-requisiteStudy System
01011108Arabic Morphology and Syntax (1)03Physical Attendance
01011017English Language (1)03Physical Attendance
01013029Introduction to Humanities03Physical Attendance
01014043UAE Society and National Identity03Remote Learning
01014052Islamic Philosophy03Remote Learning
02021001Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (E)039Remote Learning
01011013As-Seerah An-Nabawiyyah – The Prophetic Biography03Physical Attendance
01014056Research Methods and Innovation03Remote Learning
02021002Fundamentals of Information System & Technologies (E)03Physical Attendance
02021003Data Analysis (E)0302021002Physical Attendance
01012019Natural Sciences03Physical Attendance
02021004Artificial Intelligence (E)0302021002Remote Learning
01012024Islamic Thought and Civilization03Physical Attendance
Second: Program Compulsory Requirements – (48) credit hours
01011109Arabic Morphology and Syntax (2)0301011108Physical Attendance
02013110Introduction to Linguistics03Remote Learning
02013210Arabic literature before Prophet’s Messengership and at the beginning of Islam03Remote Learning
02013310Rhetoric: Meanings and Metaphors03Physical Attendance
01012016Arabic Morphology and Syntax (3)0301011109Physical Attendance
02013320New Rhetoric and Argumentation0302013310Physical Attendance
02014026Semantics0302013110Physical Attendance
01024013Philology0301012016Physical Attendance
02013330Miraculous Eloquence and Rhetoric0302013310Physical Attendance
02013220Umayyad and Abbasid Literature0302013210Remote Learning
02014021Emirati Literature0302013220Remote Learning
02011002Arabic Prosody and Rhyme03Physical Attendance
01012023Arabic Morphology and Syntax (4)0301012016Physical Attendance
02013013Andalusian Literature and Successive States0302013220Remote Learning
02024018Graduation Project06Passing no less than 96 academic hours successfullyRemote Learning
Third: Optional Requirements – (06) credit hours
02012200Learning Theories and their Educational Applications03Remote Learning
02012007Linguistic and Literary Library03Remote Learning
02012010Writing and Expression Skills0301011109Remote Learning
02012011Research Methods in Language and Literature0301014056Physical Attendance
01011012English Language (2)0301011017Physical Attendance
Fourth: Specialization Compulsory Requirements – (27) credit hours
02014410Ancient Literary Criticism03Physical Attendance
02014420Comparative Literature03Remote Learning
02015100Modern Arabic Poetry0302013220Physical Attendance
02014023Modern Arabic Narration03Remote Learning
02012009Literary Studies Curriculum03Physical Attendance
02014022Literary Text Analysis03Physical Attendance
02014025Modern Literary Criticism03Physical Attendance
01014049Field Training06Physical Attendance
Head of Department: DR. AYSHA JUMA AL SHAMSI
Program Information:
  • Program Name: Bachelor of Arabic Language and Literature – Specialization: Literature
  • Program Code:
  • Program Initial Approval Date: 15 April 2021
  • Program Providing Entity: College of Arts and Humanities
  • Program Duration: (8) Eight Semesters
  • Program Hours: (120) Credit Hours
  • Total Number of Modules: (38) Modules
Bachelors Degree Program Admission Requirements:
  • The applicant shall achieve a minimum average of:
    • 80% in the general secondary certificate for the General Stream
    • 75% in the general secondary certificate for the Advanced Stream
    • 70% in the general secondary certificate for the Elite Stream
  • The student shall pass the personal interview, which includes an oral test and a placement test.

The student shall meet the following requirements to be admitted at the end of the first semester:

  • A minimum average of (2) in the semester average.
  • A minimum score of (1250) points in the Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) in Arabic language, and a minimum score of (1000) in English or its equivalent in other standardized tests (IETLS, TOEFL …).
  • A minimum score of (700) points in the Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) in mathematics.
Bachelors Degree Program Admission Adopted Standards:
  • Knowledge of the Islamic religion basics
  • Knowledge of Arabic language basics
  • Correct pronunciation and correct reading
  • General knowledge
  • Knowledge of English language basics
  • General Personal Features
Study System
  • The study system of the program is the credit hours system, and teaching will be during the academic week days only, i.e., from Monday to Friday.
  • The program is presented in the blended study system in accordance with the academic accreditation standards of the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates.         
Program Objectives:
  1. Developing the student’s linguistic and literary knowledge, and developing his abilities in basic skills of the Arabic language and 21st Century Skills.
  2. Enabling the student to think properly, analyze, criticize, create and interact with the Arab and human heritage.
  3. Providing the student with basic communication skills. writing and speaking, to use the same efficiently and fluently.
  4. Providing the student with the rules and skills of scientific research.
  5. Strengthening the spirit of belonging to the religion and the homeland by deepening the love of the Arabic language and its literature.
  6. Encouraging students for continuous self-learning and creativity.
  7. Consolidating the values of patriotism and moderation, engaging in contemporary human civilization and openness to the other.
Programme Outcomes
  1. Know literary, critical and rhetorical topics from the original sources thereof.
  2. Distinguish the rules of literary criticism in different literary genres according to the foundations of modern and contemporary literary and critical schools.
  3. Analyze literary evidence and texts using literary analysis and criticism tools.
  4. Use scientific research tools in the preparation of research.
  5. Discuss issues of literature, criticism and rhetoric in creative manners.
  6. Use basic communication skills in Arabic language in research and problem-solving processes.
  7. Use the means of modern technology to develop his literary, critical and rhetorical knowledge and skills.
  8. Adhere to the ethics of his literary profession and bear the resulting liability.
  9. Participate in the management of individual and team work depending on a spirit of leadership.
  10. Employ self-learning skills in his literary area of specialization.
  11. Develop creative literary skills in public speaking and persuasion to build moderate personality in terms of thinking and behavior.
The program outcomes (specialization: Literature) have been aligned with the National Qualification System (NQS) of the United Arab Emirates as the following:
  Strand StatementProgramme Learning Outcomes
KnowledgeSpecialized knowledge of facts and theories and understanding of the limits of the specialization, as well as a broad and coherent knowledge and concepts, in addition to an extent of going deeper into basic principles and theoretical concepts*
Understanding the knowledge and theories related to the areas of specialization and knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and standards**
Understanding the criticism and analysis methodology required to prepare a coherent structure of knowledge and concepts acquired from a range of sources.*
A comprehensive understanding of the principle of critical analysis, research systems and methods, and evaluation methods of problem-solving.*
Specialized knowledge of facts and theories and understanding of the limits of the specialization, as well as a broad and coherent knowledge and concepts, in addition to an extent of going deeper into basic principles and theoretical concepts*
SkillsCreative and analytical skills suitable for solving a wide range of specialized problems using procedural and indicative processes that include preparing and developing logical evidence within familiar or unfamiliar contexts of a specialization.****
Evaluate, select and apply appropriate methodologies and procedures to conduct a research and reach the desired solutions.***
Evaluate and implement appropriate research tools and strategies relevant to the area of work and specialization**
Use advanced Information and communications technology (ICT) skills to present, explain or analyze complex and unexpected issues*
Autonomy and ResponsibilityAbility to assume responsibility for developing innovative and advanced methods to assess and manage complex and unexpected resources, processes, and procedures associated with the work and learning areas.**
Ability to manage supervisory or design processes under the specialization in unexpected and unfamiliar contexts*
Ability to work individually or collectively in a creative and effective manner, as well as the ability to manage technical or professional activities in different contexts**
Express a personal point of view while accepting the responsibility before society and social and cultural relations***
Integration into the ContextWork independently in multiple groups and take on semi-professional roles under little direction***
Ability to assume responsibility for setting, developing and achieving the desired outcomes of the individual and the group, and for managing and directing the work of others*
Ability to participate in peer relationships with qualified individuals and in leading multiple groups*
Ability to assume the responsibility for managing the career development process and direct monitoring for the performance of individuals and groups*
Self-developmentEvaluate private learning and assume responsibility for contributing in the development of work and professional practices*
Ability to manage learning-related tasks independently and professionally in complex and unfamiliar learning contexts occasionally.*
Contribute to the maintenance and observance of ethical standards**
Employment Opportunities

The public and private sectors always need Arabic language graduates, and the Ministry of Education’s need for Arabic language teachers is uninterrupted. This program is designed to address the problem of scientific competence among graduates of Arabic language departments, and to provide employers with qualified students.

A graduate of the Bachelor of Arabic Language and Literature, with its two specializations (Literature – Language and Linguistics) is qualified to work in various fields at the following institutions: