College of Languages

Department of Arabic


The Arabic language department, as one of the pioneering and oldest departments of the University of Sulaimani, is concerned with the study of the Arabic language and literature and continues to do so at both bachelor’s and higher education levels annually. The department was established in 1993-1994, a year after the reopening of Sulaimani University in 1992-1993; since then students have been studying in the department. Moreover, due to the high demand for the department, it has been expanded to include both morning and evening classes. Thus, about 100 students are awarded bachelor’s degrees annually in Arabic language and literature. Apart from the high-level diplomas, Masters, and PhD degrees that the department offers.

Department Vision:

The department of Arabic Language at Sulaimani University (aka Mother University) is always working to be the leading institution in producing high-level, skilled graduates in the field of Arabic Language and Literature. The department aspires to produce graduates who can serve their country in the best way possible and become the basis for the development of Kurdish society in terms of culture and language, and to make the differences of language and ethnicity the main slogan of coexistence.

Department Mission:

  1. The main goal of the Arabic Language Department is to educate and develop a generation of academics who are experts in the field so that they can become the pioneers of science, knowledge, and teaching in the future.
  2. Trying to make students proficient in Arabic and teaching and developing their speaking and writing skills in Arabic is another principle that is worked on.
  3. Encouraging students to conduct scientific research and become familiar with new and modern sources.
  4. Promote higher education at the levels of higher diplomas, master’s degrees, and doctorates in order to improve the scientific level through conducting new and contemporary research.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing the requirements of the major (Arabic Language and Literature), the student is expected to achieve the following learning outcomes:



General knowledge outputs:

  1. Learn about the levels of the Arabic language system.
  2. Knowledge of grammatical and morphological rules.
  3. Describe critical approaches and literary phenomena.
  4. Introducing the most prominent linguistic and literary works.


Mental (cognitive) skills:

  1. identifying the linguistic and literary problems of the students.
  2. Contemporary reading of linguistic and literary texts.
  3. Text analysis and explanation.
  4. The link between the text and its external environment.


Practical or professional skills:

  1. Reading and writing literary texts according to grammatical and morphological standards.
  2. Analyzing Arabic poetry according to poetic themes in prosody.
  3. Proofreading literary texts and correcting errors.
  4. Expression of self and community issues through creative writing.
  5. Oral expression and the art of recitation in the professional field and public events.
  6. Employing scientific research tools in writing scientific research.
  7. Use of language dictionaries.


Transferable/General skills:

  1. Practice writing and speaking in fluent Arabic.
  2. Writing literary articles in sound language.
  3. Diversifying learning resources and assessment methods.
  4. Facing the problems that students encounter in their professions, and ways to solve them.
  5. Adapting to alternative jobs for the job required by specialization.


Communication and information technology skills:

  1. Communication and communication with others.
  2. Promoting Arabic content on the Web.
  3. E-learning and computer use in education.
  4. Enhancing self-confidence, boldness, and eloquence.
  5. Competition and excellence in the labor market.

Study Methods:

The program teaches literature, grammar, phonetics, semantics, and rhetoric to students of the Arabic language, both theoretically and practically. The students learn about the Arabic language, the correct pronunciations of the language, correct expression, correct reading, and the ability to criticize and analyze.


Arabic language is used in teaching.


4 years

Academic Staff:

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