- At the end of your course of studies, you will be able to read, understand, translate into German, interpret and scientifically classify complex, unknown Arabic-language texts. In practical language exercises, you learn how to deal with different language varieties of Arabic (modern standard Arabic, colloquial language, and dialects) and to, independently, access classic Arabic texts from different epochs.
- In seminars and lectures, you have familiarized yourself with various text genres (historical treatises, classic anecdotes, modern short stories, non-fictional texts, novels, political speeches) and can use suitable methods, concepts, and theories (literary studies, philological text criticism, emotion research, etc.) to classify the various text genres and analyze them historically.
- Owing to your participation in seminars and scientific colloquia, you will be able to research, summarize, critically receive and discuss Arabic literature in English, German and Arabic independently.
- By means of writing seminar papers and the master's thesis, you have proven that you are capable of independently answering a question from an Arabic research field (e.g. literature, culture, politics, society, history, philosophy, didactics) on the basis of Arabic sources while using and justifying scientific techniques and methods (e.g. text analytical methods, philological source criticism, translation).
Competency for Qualified Employment
- In the context of country-specific seminars, you have acquired culture-specific knowledge of various Arab regions and have at command strategies and techniques to familiarize yourself quickly and safely with other, still unknown regions / language varieties / cultural aspects / political constellations.
- In various language-practical formats (conversation, listening, writing, translation), you have deepened your skills to use Arabic as an active language of science and communication.
- Within the scope of seminars and workshops, you have trained the ability to present and discuss scientifically sound knowledge on various topics pertaining to Arabic-speaking regions from the past and the present, both in a scientific and in a non-academic environment.
- After completing the master's degree in Arabic studies, you can engage critically with complex topics and have acquired skills in reasoned argumentation in seminar discussions, presentations and seminar papers.
- You can identify and describe conflicts and develop constructive solutions. By dealing critically with historical representations and research literature, you are able to distance yourself from the subject and from yourself, and can convey what you have learned to individuals outside the field.
- You have learned to prepare yourself independently, to structure, and to work on common goals. For example, you have assumed responsibility in the context of group work and projects and demonstrated communication and teamwork skills.
- You can assess your own skills, develop them together with other plans, and design steps for their implementation.
- Through theoretical knowledge and practical testing for example, on excursions, with international guests, and in workshops with partner universities from the Arab world, you have developed intercultural competence that enables you to understand current social issues from different perspectives, classify them historically, and provide constructive support.
- Within the framework of an internship or involvement during the course of study, you were able to transfer the knowledge and skills acquired during your studies into new areas.