Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Overview of the Department

- 2020/02/12

An Overview of the Department of Arabic Language, Jamoum University College

The Department of Arabic Language, previously known as the Teachers' College, has been one of the largest departments of the University College since its inception. Arabic language is the language of the Qur'an, and is one of the living languages that appeared on the Earth and performed its message to the fullest. It has never faded away in its past or present, nor has it lagged behind at any time. Arabic is distinguished from other languages by its rich vocabulary of words, diversified structures, resilience of expressions, and other advantages that qualified it to be the language of the Holy Qur'an.

At the beginning of the establishment of the college, a Diploma of Education and Arabic Language used to be offered to its students after they had studied two academic years. After starting the bachelor's program in 1409 A.H., a bachelor’s degree in Arabic Language was offered after four years of study. During that period, the students acquire various linguistic, literary and rhetorical knowledge that elevate their scientific level to a high degree of culture and knowledge.

In the year 1427 A.H., the department started applying the "Arabic Language Stream" program, through which the students are granted a bachelor’s degree in Arabic language to teach middle school students.