In the name of Allah, All praise to Allah, and peace
and blessings be upon His Messenger
Since its establishment Taif University has sought
to meet the needs of the Kingdom for academic and scientific competencies that
are interested in human beings and maintain the Islamic heritage and Arabic
language and consolidate the firm concepts of Islam, and pushing forward the
place and the human wheel of development. The College of Arts was one of the
important pillars, including the departments, the Department of Arabic
Language, Department of History, and the Department of Foreign Languages, which
recently witnessed significant development, in the study plans, goals,
strategies, or learning outcomes. The college includes a group of faculty who
belong to prominent universities, which in turn leads to the diversity of
cultures and critical and research trends lead to one main stream of
development and innovation that combines the long history and authenticity of
heritage, and the achievements of modern science and technology.
Today, the college offers many academic programs
that serve the community and the needs of Saudi society where its outputs meet
the needs of the most specific specialties needed in the region, and comes on
top of these programs, Tourism and Antiquities Department program, the Mass
Media and Communication Department, and Librarianship and Documents Department program.
The college grants the bachelor's degree in all
programs, in addition to a master's degree in Arabic and English Language and
Syntax, Literature and Criticism, and Rhetoric. The college is in the process
of running a doctoral program in this particular discipline, and a master's
program in History; thus moving forward towards leadership and innovation in
the programs and outputs.
Finally, I have to thank those who support us
achieving these goals, specifically the university administration, represented
by His Excellency the University Rector and Vice Rectors, my colleagues at the
faculty, administrators, students and faculty members, asking God to help us
for the good of our country.