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Master’s in Linguistics

Department of Arabic, Faculty of Languages, Sana’a University

General Information about the Program

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Program Title and Final Award

Linguistics

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Awarding Body/ Institution

Faculty of Languages

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Teaching Institution/ Responsible Department

Department of Arabic, Faculty of Languages

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Other departments involved in teaching the program

N/A

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Medium of Instruction

Arabic

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Program Start Year (for Newly Specified Programs)

2020–2021

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Study Mode

Regular (minimum attendance 70%)

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Type of Master’s Program:

Courses & Thesis

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Place of Study

Faculty of Languages

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Study System

Semesters

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Duration of the Program

(2–3) years (2 semesters + thesis)

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Possible Future Career Options for Graduates:

University lecturer, researcher (in a research center), teacher, journalist, broadcaster or proofreader

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Levels of Award/ Final Award

Preliminary Master’s Degree

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Prerequisite Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Language or its equivalent

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Required GPA/ Average Grade for Admission

Minimum attendance 70%

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Other Requirements

Entrance Exam

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Program Coordinator

Dr. Khaled Abdul-Haleem Hashem Alabsi

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Date of Program Specification/


Latest Accreditation:

 

Program Aims

  • Achieving an advanced level of scientific knowledge in both the Arab linguistic heritage and modern linguistic fields.
  • Introducing modern linguistic theories and methods, including their intellectual underpinnings and characteristics.
  • Providing students with research skills, empowering them to undertake specialized research according to academic standards.
  • Laying the foundation for cumulative academic progress and promote the scholarly research process.

Program Mission

To produce researchers proficient in conducting scholarly research and studies to serve the Arabic language, benefit society, expand human knowledge, and uphold the values of scientific inquiry by equipping them with specialized knowledge and skills.

Program Structure:

Curriculum Organization:

Given the program aims to prepare graduates with diverse qualifications, including In-depth knowledge, research work, and language teaching, the components of the Arabic Language Program are outlined as follows:

  1. Cultural Component: It focuses on fostering an understanding of community culture and cultivating general skills, such as communication and proficiency in information technology.
  2. Language Skills Component: It includes the cognitive abilities fundamental to specialized knowledge in language, encompassing both traditional and modern perspectives.
  3. Vocational Component: It lies emphasis on equipping students with comprehensive professional knowledge and skills relevant to language analysis and teaching practices within their field of specialization.

The program structure comprises the following requirements and courses:

Requirements

No. of Courses

Credit Hours

Weight (%)

Remedial Courses

Compulsory Courses

10

30

83

Elective Courses

Thesis

6

17

Total

  

100%

The program structure courses and requirements are detailed as follows:

First: Program Remedial Courses:

Applicants without appropriate academic language backgrounds are required to pass introductory courses, which may include any of the following courses (subject to the Admission Committee’s decision):

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

Theoretical

Practical

Tutorial/ Seminar

Total C.H

1

      

2

      

3

      

4

      

Total credit hours

     

Second: Compulsory Courses:

Course Title

Code/no.

Credit Hours

Number of Study Days

Total credit hours

Prerequisites

Theoretical

Practical

Tutorial/ Seminar

Total C.H

1

Arabic Linguistic Thinking through Texts

LNG 5111

3

  

3

1

  

2

Arabic Grammatical Theory

LNG 5112

3

  

3

1

  

3

Arabic Phonetic and Morphological Studies

LNG 5113

3

  

3

1

  

4

Issues in Grammar Renewal

LNG 5114

3

  

3

1

  

5

Research Methods and Text Investigation

LNG 5115

3

  

3

1

  

6

Applied Linguistics

LNG 5121

3

  

3

1

  

7

Sociolinguistics

LNG 5122

3

  

3

1

  

8

Semantics and Lexicology

LNG 5123

3

  

3

1

  

9

Modern Trends in Linguistic Studies

LNG 5124

3

  

3

1

  

10

Modern Phonetic and Morphological Studies

LNG 5125

3

  

3

1

  

Total credit hours

30

 

 

3

 

30

 

Third: Elective Courses:

N/A

Fourth: Master’s Thesis:

A student is required to prepare and defend a thesis, which carries a weight of (6) credit hours.

Study System and Mode:

  • Program Study Plan Regular
  • Study Mode Interactive lectures
  • Duration of the Program 2–3 years
  • Total Credit Hours Required for Program Completion: 36 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements for the Program:

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with a minimum average grade of 70%.
  • Applicants are required to fulfill the application and admission requirements endorsed by the Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at Sana’a University.
  • Applicants must successfully pass an entrance exam with a minimum score of 65%.

Graduation Requirements:

Graduation requirements should be specified accurately and clearly, and the following guidelines can be utilized:

  • Total credit hours required for graduation
  • Minimum marks to pass in each of the program courses
  • Total number of marks or grades required for graduation

Graduate Attributes:

  • Well-versed in their specialization and able to engage in creative work and development.
  • Able to engage in discussions on diverse issues and questions arising in literary or linguistic studies, spanning both ancient and modern contexts.
  • Able to differentiate between linguistic and literary approaches, employing scholarly research methods and manuscript analysis in their academic pursuits.
  • Charismatic inclined towards self-development, continuous improvement, and generation of knowledge relevant to the national identity and cultural heritage.

Program Study Plan

First Semester

Course Title

Code / No

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

Theoretical

Practical

Tutorial/ Seminar

Total credit hours

1

Arabic Linguistic Thinking through Texts

LNG 5111

3

  

3

 

2

Arabic Grammatical Theory

LNG 5112

3

  

3

 

3

Arabic Phonetic and Morphological Studies

LNG 5113

3

  

3

 

4

Issues in Grammar

LNG 5114

3

  

3

 

5

Research Methods and Texts Investigation

LNG 5115

3

  

3

 
 

Total Credit Hours

   

15

 

 Second Semester

 

Course Title

 

Code / No

Credit Hours

 

Prerequisites

Theoretical

Practical

Tutorial/ Seminar

Total C.H

1

Applied Linguistics

LNG 5121

3

  

3

 

2

Sociolinguistics

LNG 5122

3

  

3

 

3

Semantics and Lexicology

LNG 5123

3

  

3

 

4

Modern Trends in Linguistic Studies

LNG 5124

3

  

3

 

5

Modern Phonetic and Morphological Studies

LNG 5125

3

  

3

 
 

Total Credit Hours

   

15