The Department of Arabic was founded as part of the College of Arts following the establishment of TTU in 2006. The department produced its first batch of graduates in 2009. It has 11 faculty members, of whom seven are associate professors, three assistant professors, and one full-time lecturer. They teach different courses on literature, criticism, syntax, morphology, and linguistics based on their areas of specializations. Most of them participate in local, regional, and international conferences, seminars and symposiums. They direct master’s theses and doctoral dissertations in our national private and governmental universities. In the academic year 2014 – 2015, the number of students in the department reached 176. The department plans to start a master’s program on literature and criticism because of the availability of academic ranks, and increasing number of graduates, who are interested in the pursuit of their higher studies.