Kurdish Language

. Department of Kurdish language

  • About The Department:

  The aim of the Kurdish department is to promote the study of the Kurdish language and culture through courses in language, and literature. The duration of the study is four years. The student is then granted a bachelor's degree in Kurdish language and literature. The Kurdish language department was established in the Faculty of Arts, University of Duhok in 1993-1994. Today, the English Department has 35 teachers: 7 PhD, and 22 MA holders. It has graduated hundreds of undergraduate students. Graduates from this department are qualified for positions, among others, in teaching Institutions, translation agencies, and journalism.

  • Mission statement:

  The mission of the Department of Kurdish, UoD.  may be summarized as:

-To maintain and develop the means to preserve the classic oriental values of Kurdish literature.

-to provide high-quality, proficiency-oriented Kurdish language instruction, at all            levels, to students of different interests, backgrounds and careers.  

-To promote specialized research in different spheres ofKurdish language and literature.

  • Vision: 

raising students’ adequacy in Kurdish language to meet the local community’s needs and provide it with the competencies through modern education, which is based on integrated education and extracurricular activities.

 

  • Objectives:

   The main objective of this section is to prepare students for linguistic abilities and expand their cultural and literary horizons in the field of Kurdish language and literature in order to continue and develop the study process, activate the scientific movement on academic grounds, and develop the cultural level of students and develop cognitive horizons. Especially in important areas related to Kurdish heritage and culture.

 

  • Programs:
  • ​Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Kurdish Language and Literature

  • ​Graduate Programs

- Master of Arts (M.A.) in Kurdish Language

- Master of Arts (M.A.) in Kurdish Literature

- PhD  in Kurdish Language

   First Year-Semester 1

Credits

Hours

Subject

4

2

Phonetics

6

3

Introduction to language

6

3

Folklore Literature

4

2

English language

4

2

methods of research

4

2

Literary Texts

2

2

Accademic Debate

30

16

Total 

                             

First Year-Semester 2

 

Credits Hours Subject

4

2

phonology

6

3

grammar

6

3

popular Literature

4

2

English language

4

2

Library

4

2

prose

2

2

Computer

30

16

Total

 

 

  

 

Second Year  

                                                

Credits

Hours

Subject

6

3

Rhyme and Rhythm

4

2

Ancient  Literature

4

2

Literary Methods

4

2

Literature Theory

4

2

Morphology

4

2

Lexicology

4

2

Dialectology

4

2

Kurdish Culture

4

2

Arabic

38

19

Total

 

 Third Year

Credits

Hours

Subject

6

3

Modern literature

6

3

Theories of criticism

6

3

Literary Stylistics

6

3

Syntax

4

2

Theortical Linguistics

4

2

Theories of Language

4

2

Persian Language

36

18

Total

 

      ​Fourth Year                          

Credits

Hours

Subject

6

3

Contemporary Literature

6

3

Comparative Literature

6

3

Practical Criticism

6

3

Semantics

6

3

Linguistics

4

2

Persian

4

2

Translation

2

1

Research project

40

20

Total