The Faculty of Arts was established in 1991 along with the ambitious start of Isra University which aims to prepare highly qualified leaders in their fields. It also attempts to achieve the university's goals as stipulated in the Jordanian Private University Legislation i.e. teaching, conducting scientific research, and serving the local community. Ever since, the faculty has been developing at full capacity till it occupies a prestigious position with regard to the majors, staff, and graduates compared with other universities.
Majors and Programs
At present, the faculty offers the following majors: Arabic, English, Translation, and Psychology.
Faculty's councils and committees.
- Faculty's council.
- Department of Arabic Language and Literature.
- Department of English Language and Literature.
- Department of English Language/translation.
- Department of Psychology.
The Faculty of Arts aspires to equip its students with the knowledge and the required skills to compete with other graduates. Mastering the Arabic language, English language, and translation are some of these core skills.
As a matter of fact, the Faculty of Arts generally enjoys a distinguished position compared with other faculties. This is derived from the nature and variety of departments they comprise. The Faculty of Arts, which was established with the inauguration of Isra University in 1991, includes the following departments: Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Department of English Language and Literature, Department of Psychology, Department of English Language/translation, in addition to the Language Centre which offers courses to the university students in general.
Faculty staff works hard to uplift this renowned body to enjoy a leading rank among Jordanian, Arab and international universities. It is highly concerned with religious concepts as well as all the attached ways of thinking, culture, and civilization. As exposure to other cultures is of great importance, the faculty has paid careful attention to the English language due to its international significance. Therefore, the Department of English Language is the largest of all departments of the faculty.
As translation is the proper means of bridging the cultural gaps and fulfilling the faculty's task in terms of establishing the methods of constructive dialogue, the department of translation grants B.A degree to translation major students. This department offers different courses to enable students to grasp both theory and practice. Besides, it offers courses in French and Hebrew. The Language Centre offers compulsory courses in Arabic and English. The center is further equipped with language labs.
Goals of the Faculty of Arts
The First Goal: To Build up a strategic plan that represents the vision, mission, and values of the Faculty of Arts.
The Second Goal: To develop the governance system in the Faculty of Arts by enhancing the principles of institutional work, and spreading the culture of integrity, transparency, equal opportunities, and teamwork.
The Third Goal: To introduce high quality distinguished academic programs in the various Majors of the Faculty of Arts that meet the needs and requirements of the labor market and to use the latest technologies and methods in education.
The Fourth Goal: To develop scientific research in the various Majors of the Faculty of Arts, and to promote academic innovation and entrepreneurship by attracting and developing research competencies, and providing financial and material support for researchers.
The Fifth Goal: To develop the financial resources in the Faculty of Arts and to improve the professional capabilities of the human resources by providing training and qualification opportunities and performance evaluation mechanisms.
The Sixth Goal: To develop the students’ services in the Faculty of Arts and to enable students to keep pace with the requirements of the labor market. In addition, to enhance the role of the Graduates’/ Alumni Follow-up Office in supporting students after graduation, achieving continuous communication, and providing training and employment opportunities for them.
The Seventh Goal: To contribute in fulfilling community aspirations about the Faculty of Arts, and to enhance partnerships with institutions and universities at the local, regional, and global levels.
The Eighth Goal: To obtain the local quality assurance certificate at the level of the Faculty of Arts and all its Majors.
Values of the College of Arts:
- Quality of education and research.