College of Arts and Social Sciences




د. زاهر


Dr. Zaher AlDawoudi
Head the Department

Arabic Language and Literature Department

Promotion of Arabic has been a goal of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, at Sultan Qaboos University, as it is the national language of this nation, the symbol of its unity and identity, and component of its heritage and intellectual product. The importance of Arabic has been reflected in His Majesty’s vision through his instructions to give more attention to teaching, developing and enhancing Arabic language in the University, using modern technology. 
Accordingly, the Department of Arabic Language takes responsibility for serving this language by teaching, researching and enriching it. Since its inception in 1987, the department has been working hard on developing its programs to meet the needs of Omani society and the standards of modern science and knowledge around the world. The Department started by establishing the Bachelor program, followed by the Master’s program and finally the PhD program. It also plans to establish Diploma programs that are required in the market (by utilising the broad range of experience, knowledge and qualifications of departmental staff).
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the updated website of the Department, where you may find information addressing its vision, mission, objectives, programs, staff members and activities.

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Objectives



The department of Arabic and Literatures inspires to be one of the leading departments among the international universities. This can be achieved through designing programs and study plans for Bachelor, Maser’s and PhD levels that contribute effectively in serving the Arab heritage, preserving the Arabic language and introducing it to students in its best form.



The department is keen on instilling the concept of Arabic identity in the students’ minds by urging them to be proud of the Arabic language, and boosting their sense of patriotism. It also seeks to teach Arabic to non-native speakers and qualify specialists in the Arabic language and literature to contribute to the ongoing development of their country.  



By the end of their programme, we expect graduates to have achieved the following objectives.
The programme aims to produce the following:
1. To work constantly on developing the department in terms of its faculty, students and programs following its counterparts in the different Arab and international universities.
2. To contribute effectively in the field of scientific research that concerns Arabic and literary studies and work on creating the atmosphere that helps in achieving this.
3. To train Arabic language teachers to teach in the public and private educational institutions.
4. To teach the Arabic language and its literatures to non-native speakers.
5. To improve the linguistic skills of the students, polish their various literary talents and encourage them to produce work of quality.
6. Qualified for employment in archaeology and management of cultural resources.
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