In the Master’s program in Arabic Studies, you will learn to scientifically examine Arabic sources and understand the various manifestations of Arabic language, literature and culture in their respective context. A variety of seminars and lectures give you in-depth insights into the history of Arabic literature. The term of literature, in this sense, broadly interprets in and includes anecdotes, novels and poems as well as historical reports, political speeches and philosophical treatises.

You will practice textual criticism, i.e. you receive and discuss Arabic texts in its original language and in translation, as well as research literature in German, English and Arabic. Furthermore, you can access both historical textual testimonies and current media formats through various methodological approaches.

Exercises with a focus on written and oral language practice ensure strengthening the active language competence, in addition to understanding sophisticated texts. Moreover, you have the opportunity to acquire competencies in the field of Arabic didactics and to engage with the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language in theory and practice.

Internships and study visits to Arab countries (e.g. at partner universities in Morocco and Algeria) can contribute to the course of studies. The electives area, also, offers the possibility of taking courses in neighboring Master’s programs (e.g. Iranian or Turkish Studies). Further examples of neighboring programs can be found on the homepage of the Institute for Oriental Studies.