Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Concentration: Arabic Literature and Criticism

The Ph.D. Program in Arabic Language and Literature aims at preparing students to be scholars and specialists in this field with an open mind and horizon to relative disciplines. The program will focus on scientific research, knowledge and modern new theories in its two tracks:1- language and syntax 2- literature and literary criticism. This will be in accordance with the UAE University’s goal as a scientific research university

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization.
  • Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge.
  • Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution.
  • Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public.
  • Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession.
  • Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 54 hours

Program Requirements:

Part 1: General Requirements (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CHSS700Research Methods and Ethics3.000
CHSS702Critical Reading and Writing3.000

Part 2: Concentration Requirements (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARLT704Trends in Classical Literature 3.000
ARLT706Schools of Comparative Literature3.000
ARLT708Modern Issues in Literary Criticism3.000
ARLT710Seminar in Classical Arabic Criticism3.000

Part 3: Elective Requirements (Any 6 credits of the following courses) (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARAB602Stylistic and Textual Analysis3.000
ARAB604Literature and Language Sources3.000
ARAB606Arabic Rhetoric Issues in the Text of the Holy Quran 3.000
ARAB608Issues in Feminist Literature3.000
ARAB614Modern Trends in Arabic Poetry and Prose3.000
ARAB720Analysis of Literary Discourse3.000
ARAB725Theory of Arabic Syntax3.000
ARAB730Rhythm in Arabic Poetry3.000

Part 4: Qualification Requirements (0.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARLT800Comprehensive Examination0.000
ARLT810Research Proposal0.000

Part 5: Research Requirements (30.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARLT900Dissertation Research  10.000
ARLT910Dissertation Defense0.000
1 : Min CH:0 and Max CH:9