Bachelor in Arabic Language and Literature

  • Type : Undergraduate
  • Credit Hours : 126hrs
  • Language : Arabic
  • Campuses: Al Ain & Abu Dhabi


About the Program

The College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences offers a bachelor's program (Arabic Language and Literature), where the university decided to start opening this program in response to market requirements and the local community’s need for it, and through which the college aspires to contribute effectively to the development of the UAE society by preparing qualified cadres that employ the Arabic language, literature and technologies and absorb the heritage of the nation, and is open to the curricula and visions of others, in line with the framework of the national qualifications system for the United Arab Emirates.



The BA program (Arabic Language and Literature) at Al Ain University aspires to be a leading educational center in disseminating literary, linguistic and critical knowledge and preparing professional cadres specialized in literary and linguistic studies according to the educational system of the United Arab Emirates.


Spreading literary, linguistic and critical knowledge within an educational system characterized by integration, development and openness, and preparing specialists in literary and linguistic studies, equipped with adequate communication skills, and qualified to apply this knowledge and experiences in research fields, and in all fields of work that require the employment of Arabic, its literature and techniques, absorbing the heritage of the nation, and open to curricula and perspectives of others, affirming the values of belonging, developing critical thinking, self-learning and teamwork.



  • Preserving and enhancing the place of the Arabic language in Arab and international societies, in general, and Emirati society, in particular.
  • Highlighting the importance of Arabic grammar and literary methods, as it is the solid foundation for understanding the texts of the Qur’an, the Prophet’s hadith, and the Arabic linguistic heritage of poetry, prose, and others.
  • Achieving quality in teaching Arabic language and literature to students specialized in various career fields.
  • Developing students’ language skills through an effective communication process and developing their literary and critical skills in a scientific, technical environment based on self-learning and collaboration.
  • Contributing to serving the local community through implementing developmental programs for language skills and literary methods among employees, writers, and the like.
  • Enabling students to practice scientific research related to Arabic language sciences and literature, in accordance with quality assurance standards.


Learning Outcomes


#Program Learning Outcomes Level 7 Specifications (Concise)

demonstrate specialized knowledge and motivation to innovation, self-learning and cooperative learning in the study of the Arabic language and its literature and related concepts, principles, theories, skills, directions, rules and relevant standards.



employ the Arabic grammar in morphology, grammar and rhetoric to enhance its effective communication skills: reading, writing and speaking, and improving his understanding of the various religious and traditional texts.


choose appropriate research, critical and technical means and methodologies to distinguish between the ages of Arabic Literature, ancient and modern, their multiple artistic trends, their literary and linguistic schools, and their theories and applications.


employ reflective thinking, critical analysis and self-evaluation skills in developing knowledge, skills and values related to the Arabic language and literature.


develop the linguistic and literary skills acquired with its research, technical and leadership dimensions, which contribute to maintaining the Arabic language and its literature, and solving problems related to its use in daily life in the areas of social communication, scientific publishing and technical development in innovative ways.


appreciate the role of scientific, research and technological developments in uncovering the theoretical and material historical cradle of the relationship of Arab culture with other human cultures, and enhancing its immediate and future role in advancing humanity.


shoulder his responsibilities towards spreading the Arabic language and its literature, establishing affiliation with it, wanting to learn and teach it, understanding the various religious and heritage texts and following its morals.


Aligning the learning outcomes of the Bachelor program (Arabic Language and Literature) with the concise National Qualifications System / Level Seven 7.


Job Opportunities

  • It should be noted that this program is one of the sciences needed by all state educational, educational, cultural and media institutions, and training departments in different ministries and institutions.

Admission Requirements

  • UAE Secondary School Certificate (Science/advance or Arts/general) or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum average of 60% or Technical Certificate with a minimum average of 60% approved by the Ministry of Education.
  • Achieve a score of (1000) in the EmSAT Arabic Language test.
  • To pass the entrance exams determined by the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, or the personal interview, or both.
  • The student has to devote himself to study in the semester in which he is registered for the academic courses.
  • The student be able to learn in English in the courses that require this.

Graduation Requirements

  • The student completes (126) credit hours of the courses of the study plan.
  • The student completes the program requirements in a period of no less than (6) semesters and no more than (14) semesters.
  • The student obtains a GPA of no less than (2.00) on the scale (4)

Study Plan

Course No Course Title CR.H. Prerequisite
Category: University General Requirements
Group: Compulsory (27 CHs)
0102120 Computer Skills 3  
0201111A Science and Life 3  
0401120 English 1 3  
0401121 English 2 3 0401120
0405100 Arabic Language 3  
0406110 Islamic Culture 3  
0408100A Introduction to Psychology 3  
0501170A Fund. of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3  
0508203A Scientific Research Methodology 3  
Society and Civilization
Elective Courses (3 CHs)
0406100 Arabs & Muslims’ Contributions to Arts and Sciences 3  
0408101A Physical Education and Health    
0409100A Ethical Awareness 3  
0409101 Arab Society 3  
0409102A Environmental Awareness 3  
Administrative Skills
Elective Courses (3 CHs)
0303100 Law and Society 3  
0408103A Thinking Skills 3  
0408104A Self-Assessment 3  
0501100A Introduction to Time Management 3  
0501150A Leadership and Teamwork 3  
College Requirements
Compulsory College Requirements (15 CHs)
0403101A Teaching Diverse Students 3  
0404200A Instructional Technology 3 0102120
0405205A Curriculum and Instruction 3  
0405206A Foundations of Education 3  
0408102A Educational Psychology 3 0408100A
Specialization Requirements
Compulsory Courses (66 CHs)
0405111 The art of writing and composition 3  
0405112 Literary Appreciation 3  
0405201 Syntax 1 3  
0405210 Arabic Rhetoric 1 3  
0405211 Pre-Islamic Literature 3  
0405212 Prosody 3  
0405222 Morphology 1 3  
0405312 Literary Criticism 3 0405211
0405323 Early Islamic and Umayyad Literature 3 0405211
0405325 Abbasid Literature 3 0405211
0405401 Syntax 2 3 0405201
0405402 Linguistics 3  
0405403 The Qur’anic Eloquence 3 0405210
0405405 Syntax 3 3 0405401
0405406 Syntax 4 3 0405405
0405411 Andalusian Literature 3 0405325
0405420 Modern Arabic Literature 3 0405411
0405421 Arabic Rhetoric 2 3 0405210
0405422 Arabic Lexicology 3  
0405423 Introduction to Linguistics 3  
0405425 Morphology 2 3 0405222
0405426 Phonetics 3  
Free Courses
Free Courses: (3 CHs)
Specialization Requirements
Elective Courses (9 CHs)
0405122 Teaching Arabic to non-native Speakers 3  
0405213 Literature in the Arabian Gulf 3 0405420
0405311 Children’s Literature 3 0405420
0405324 The Syntax of the Holy Qur’an 3 0405406
0405332 An Ancient Book in Language or Literature 3  
0405429 Arabic for the Media 3  
0405432 Scientific Research Methodologies in Linguistic and Literary Studies 3 0508203A


Guidance Plan

Course Description

Contact us

Director of Arabic Language and Literature

College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences 
Al Ain University

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

Phone No: +971 3 7024888
Fax No: +971 3 7024777

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