It was established in 1991 along with the ambitious start of Al-Isra University which aims to create highly qualified leaders in their fields. It also means to achieve the university's goals as stipulated in Jordanian Private University law i.e. teaching, scientific research and serving the local community. Ever since, the faculty has been developing in full swing till it assumed an advanced position with regard to majors, staff and students 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.
- Arabic Dept.
- English Dept.
- Translation Dept.
- Psychology Dept.
- Language center
The faculty of Arts aspires to arm its students with knowledge and the needed skills to compete with other graduates. Mastering the Arabic language, mastering the English language and mastering translation are some of these needed skills.
As a matter of fact, faculties of arts generally enjoy 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 1991, contains the following departments: Dept. of Arabic, Dept. of English, Dept. of Psychology, Dept. of Translation in addition to the Language Centre which offers courses to university students in general. It is self- evident that this faculty gives utmost care to disciplines that are part and parcel of man's basic needs through different ages.
Faculty staff work 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 means of thinking, culture and civilization attached to it. As exposure to other cultures is of great importance, the faculty has paid serious attention to the English language due to its international significance. The Dept. of English 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 meant to enable students in terms of theory and practice. Besides, it offers courses in French and Hebrew.
The language centre offers compulsory courses in Arabic and English.
The Faculty has embarked on a program for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers in order to meet the needs of local as well as foreign students.
The faculty also contains a language club so that students can practice different linguistic exercises. It also has language labs.