|QU launches Arabic Language Master's|
Admissions to start in February 2012
3 tracks offered in Language, Literature and Criticism, and Cultural Studies and Comparison
The Department of Arabic Language at College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) unveiled its new Master’s in Arabic Language degree program at a press conference held recently.
CAS Acting Dean Dr Eiman Mustafawi and Department head Dr Ali Al-Kubaisi discussed the program’s objectives, requirements and other relevant details. Admission to the program will start in February 2012.
“This is the College’s third post-graduate program following our recent addition of masters programs in Environmental Sciences and Gulf Studies”, Dr Mustafawi said, adding that the program was initiated as a result of a department survey that revealed that a large number of graduates were interested and hopeful that such a program would be offered at QU.
Dr Al-Kubaisi explained that the program’s courses are qualitative in nature as illustrated by the three tracks being offered – Language, Literature and Criticism, and Cultural Studies and Comparison. The aim of the first track is to build awareness of the Arabic language and heritage; the second, to assess the nature and quality of literary criticism and the third, to investigate comparisons between the diverse arts and cultures.
On completion of all the tracks, the student will be able to master critical analysis of comparative literary phenomenon and link it to philosophical and cultural literary interpretation, he added.