Contact Us

Department Chair:
Prof. Ori Shachmon 

B.A. Advisor:
Dr. Hoseph Wiztum


M.A. Advisor:
Iyas Nasser

Department Secretary:
Sara Parnassa
Room 4507, Humanities Building
Tel.: 02-5883965


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Programs of Study

The Department of Arabic Language and Literature offers a B.A. program that can be combined with nearly any field in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Students in the program build a firm foundation in grammar and syntax in their first year of study, and study both classical and modern prose. In subsequent years, students deepen their acquaintance with the Qur’an and the hadith, and can choose elective courses treating classical texts of a variety of genres, dialectology, poetry and Judeo-Arabic literature. B.A. students have the opportunity to learn in parallel for a teaching certificate in Arabic by joining the department’s pathbreaking and innovative program in their second or third year of study.

Students enroll in the M.A. program for a taught M.A. of coursework, or a research M.A. including coursework and the writing of a thesis. M.A. students in the research track choose their specialization from among the faculty specialties, and are paired with an advisor in their second and last year of study. The research M.A. often leads into doctoral study, which includes no study requirements and normally lasts four-five years.

All programs of study in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature are taught in Hebrew and Arabic.

Information for overseas students wishing to enroll in degree programs at the Hebrew University may be found here in several languages.