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MASTER OF ARTS IN ARABIC program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Arabic Language has been taught in the Department of Linguistics and Languages ot the University of Nairobi to undergraduate students for over three decades now. In view of the importance of Arabic as an international language, the Department has found it necessary to develop a Masters programme in Arabic tailored to meet the demand of postgraduate studies. This is in response to the need to provide an opportunity to graduates from local and foreign universities to pursue postgraduate studies in Arabic.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for the above degree to the University of Nairobi


i) The common regulations for the Masters degree in the University of Nairobi shall apply;


ii) Candidates eligible for admission into the Master of Arts in Arabic Language shall have any of the following minimum qualifications:


a) Holders of Bachelors, upper second degree from the University of Nairobi;


b) Holders of Bachelors, second class lower degree from the University of Nairobi with at least five years working experience in one or more relevant fields;


c) Any other equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi.


d) Candidates must have a degree in Arabic Studies from institutions recognized by Senate.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the University of Nairobi in offering this programme are:


i) To train students who will be competent to undertake research in various aspects of Arabic language as well as serve as advisors, consultants, translators and planners in language and related areas.


ii) To enable students to understand and analyze the structure of Arabic;


iii) To enable students to put the knowledge they acquire into practical use through teaching, writing, developing dictionaries and translation as well as in other relevant fields.

Course Program

First Year


Semester I


Arabic Phonology


Research Methods


Arabic Poetry


Electives


Lexicography


Arabic Syntax


Semester II


Arabic Morphology


Theory of Arabic Literature


Arabic Prose


Electives


Contemporary Arabic Lit. & Culture


Arabic Drama


Second Year


Principles and Practice of Translation


Socio-linguistics and Dialectology


Semantics and Pragmatics


Electives


Creative Writing and Writing for Media


Contrastive Linguistics


Arabic Rhetoric and Prosody


Stylistics


Communication


Comparative Literature


Semester II


Research Project

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