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Department of Arabic 

Mission Statement/Goals/Objectives

The mission of the department is to prepare a generation that takes pride in its language and culture. This generation exhibits and enjoys several characteristics mainly belonging to their nation: open to other human cultures; able to interact with past, present, and future; capable of solving problems; capable of absorbing and assimilating the different variables of their age; able to benefit from all developments which provide them with the essentials of development; capable of surviving; and able to assist their nation and people to be creative and innovative.

Department Overall Goals:

  1. Goals
    1. Supply the Palestinian society with qualified teachers at different academic levels in addition to translators and journalists;
    2. Equip and qualify graduates with knowledge in scientific research;
    3. Qualify graduates to pursue their higher education; and
    4. Qualify graduates in areas of service to the Palestinian society.
  2. Specific Objectives:
    1. Knowledge:
      1. Strengthen students’ mastery of reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills;
      2. Introduce students to different old and modern genres;
      3. Introduce students to their language characteristics and styles;
      4. Make students aware of aspects of reciprocal impact of and on the Arabic language and literature over the ages; and
      5. Equip students with methods of critical thinking, literary analysis, and poetic taste.
    2. Skills:
      1. Master nonverbal expression in a flawless meaningful language;
      2. Master verbal expression in accordance with rules of syntax and semantics;
      3. Excel in the use of linguistic and literary references;
      4. Prepare scholarly research in accordance with the standard approach of scientific research; and
      5. Excel in the analysis of literary texts in accordance with different analytical approaches.

Department of Arabic

Dr. Moin Halloun
Dr. Said Ayyad
Phone: 2249

Lina Abed Rabbu
Phone: 2264

Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine