Professor Hasan Khamis Elmalkh , Ph.D
Dean, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Phone number: 02-6297000 Ext. 2250
Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities which is unique in its combination of languages, humanities, and historical sciences into one faculty- a structure that maximizes opportunities for students and faculty to explore, across a broad array of disciplines, what it means to human.
Vision and Mission
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities seeks to enhance and develop programs of excellence in both languages and humanities that are recognized for their academic quality, creative output and economic impact in our community.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities embodies the heritage of human learning and is committed to advancing and disseminating knowledge in languages and the humanities. The Faculty welcomes the excitement of new knowledge in the area of technology, diversity, and interdisciplinary studies. These areas afford the Faculty of Arts and Humanities a unique opportunity to create partnerships with the surrounding metropolitan area.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities cultivates the examined life. We provide the foundation, knowledge, and skills for individuals to act thoughtfully and ethically, in both public and private roles. We nourish respect for the rich artistic and humanistic contributions of all cultures through language departments. This respect is tempered and enhanced by the critical reflection and evaluative skills nurtured in our Faculty. We prepare students to solve the problems of our society by fostering broad knowledge, precise expertise, critical and creative thinking, and communicative skills which are utilized effectively. Our central goal is to help students develop their talents to pursue a lifetime of learning.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities readies students to be intellectually agile and decisive in a society that demands problem-solving and flexibility. We lay the foundation for professional skills and encourage students to combine these skills with public service and an appreciation for diversity, freedom of expression, and open-mindedness. We seek to enrich the lives of our students and the life of our community.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is composed of dedicated scholars and researches, all committed to the freedom of expression and the flow of ideas and information that is the foundation of critical thinking and scholarly inquiry. It has been said that wisdom is well- used knowledge. We believe that society cannot live without wisdom, and so we encourage young people to become not only knowledgeable but also wise. We contribute to furthering knowledge that benefits our community. At the same time, we challenge conventional wisdom through our inquisitiveness, good communication, and good citizenship. We engage in small and great debates that promote scholarship, constructive social and aesthetic criticism, and the excitement of learning.
The Faculty provides a positive context for study, preparing students through academic challenges, innovative ideas, and practical applications for the demands and opportunities facing them in this century. We seek to create initiatives to bring together faculty and students from a variety of disciplines to discuss and work on issues of importance to the region to exchange ideas, dream dreams, learn new ways to express themselves and to further the whole idea that arts and humanities are a necessity in a happy, everyday life. The Faculty strives to make the desert of Al-Mafraq region an oasis of science and research and bring the resources of the Faculty to the citizens of Jordan.
We are optimistic that in preparing people for a life of education and learning, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is fulfilling the goal of all education: to produce persons ready to take on the challenges of the future. In order to reach this goal, we recognize the need to use pedagogical methods, appropriate for each discipline.