Language and Literature


The Department of Language and Literature strives to provide CCQ students the skills and knowledge to navigate their studies in the English and Arabic Tracks at the college level and beyond. The Department offers noncredit-level transition courses in Writing and Reading to prepare students for the English Track. Further, the Department Offers credit-level courses in English for the Arabic Track, English for the English Track, and Arabic for all students. Study of language and Literature study is also part of our focus. Currently we offer introductory Spanish courses. Finally, we teach literature, currently for the English track but with plans for more.​​​

Course Name Course # Description Student Learning Outcome
Arabic 1Arabic 1301

This course aims to equip students with the necessary skills to communicate in Arabic (in terms of writing, listening and speaking), with a special focus on writing skills. The course's content relates to the student's needs and to his/her Arab and Islamic culture.

The course also provides an interactive learning environment that focuses on empowering students through critical and creative thinking, equipping them with collaborative and self-learning skills, as well as self-expression and problem-solving skills.

The course employs a variety of assessment tools to measure student learning outcomes.

Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to be able:

  1. To correctly read texts and provide critical analysis.
  2. To analyze the content and linguistics of a printed text or audio file.
  3. To write a functional or creative text, free of grammatical errors.
  4. To identify and comment on patterns and textual evidence.
  5. To apply critical reading skills to analyze and assess arguments in texts.
  6. To speak fluent Arabic in a variety of contexts.
Arabic 2Arabic 1302

This course aims to equip students with Arabic writing and communication skills. The course facilitates scientific and professional exchange in Arabic, by providing insight into linguistic and grammar rules, as well as functional and creative writing; modern and traditional writing; descriptive and analytical writing. The course also encourages self-learning and collaborative development in an environment that fosters creativity, dialogue, discussion and critical thinking, while promoting written expression in both the creative and functional which will help students acquire knowledge and build cultural awareness.

Students' performance will be evaluated using a range of tools to assess their writing skills, and ensure the desired learning outcomes are achieved.

Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to be able:

  1. To utilize both printed and non-printed sources of information in his/her writings.
  2. To write an error-free transcript in a methodical way.
  3. To correct grammatical and linguistic errors in written texts.
  4. To critically analyze audible and printed texts.
  5. To submit, in writing and orally, a descriptive or analytical presentation.
  6. To assess the evolution of his/her writing skills.
Introduction to LiteratureArabic 2301

The course aims to familiarize students with the principles of Arabic literature, in terms of both origin and development, by clearly defining the different literature and art genres.

The course builds on this knowledge to explain and illustrate stylistic characteristics of representative works of literary texts and art including plays, stories, fiction, biography and poetry.

The course enables students to distinguish between works of different genres and analyze critical texts relating to works of fiction, drama and poetry. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of various literary texts.

The course instructor will strengthen the bond between students and their Arab culture by connecting literary texts (narrative, poetry and drama) to the writers who shaped the Arab nations.

The course will also introduce students to Arabic art by instructing them on its elements.

Language and Literature

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