Academies of modern critical curricula in the Faculties of Arts


Professor of Literature and Criticism at the College of Arts at King Faisal University in Al-Ahsa, Dr. Amer Al-Halawani, called for the necessity of launching academies (schools) specializing in modern critical curricula in Faculties of Arts, similar to the College of Arts at King Faisal University, as an interactive step with the “Kingdom’s Vision 2030” in relying on Young male and female researchers. These academies are based on an epistemological fact that proves that the modern critical curricula is an important asset in thinking about meaning and the struggle over its ownership and questioning the text.

theory of knowledge

“Al-Halawani”, who was speaking yesterday in a hypothetical seminar entitled “Modern Critical Curricula,” organized by the Al-Ahsa Literary Club, moderated by Dr. Mujib Al-Adwani, and with the coordination of Dr. Saghir Al-Ajami, indicated that knowledge, and modern critical curricula an important part of it, is universal and global knowledge At the same time, it is built by accumulation and epistemological fusion, and does not recognize epistemological parts (epistemology), explaining that literary, creative, linguistic, philosophical, cultural and cultural codes are in the view of modern critical curricula from general human literature regardless of its insistence and age, and that modern curricula reject final and definite exclusionary rulings And the fixed issues that do not care about reviewing their origins, and do not care about criticism of themselves and their axioms.

Standard readings

Al-Halawani stated that the message in these academies is to seek to update their curricula and to renew the mechanisms of reading in them, by avoiding standard, impressionistic, subjective and even ideological readings that repeat fixed judgments that do not meet our Arabic texts and do not lead to the realization of their narrative meanings, which is what modern critical curricula bet on It is rectified by developing wide-fenced reading tools to develop critical practice in the direction of deepening the methodological problem in development, the boundaries of the curriculum are presented from the window of the question.

Big gap

The professor of literature and criticism explained that there is a big gap between modern curricula and the curricula applied in universities, and the reason for this gap is the absence of specialists in teaching modern critical curricula, as it is a rigorous and rare specialization, and that it calls for good knowledge of other languages ​​in order to return to it in its textual luminosity, and because this specialization imposes The specialist in it must be a holder of a degree in linguistics, as “the mother of modern sciences and curricula”, and this really explains the gap between modern curricula and the traditional approaches applied in Arabic language departments.

But it is striking that there is a clear openness today to these modern critical curricula in most of the kingdom’s universities, convinced of their usefulness in raising the research level in these departments.

English and French

Al-Halawani assured those wishing to study the specializations of modern critical curricula that this requires familiarity with languages, most notably English and French, so that the researcher does not fall into the problem of the large number of translated terms, and from them he may get lost in the midst of the multiplicity of terms, indicating that it is a common mistake in universities considering the curriculum The descriptive method, as there is no descriptive method, but rather the description is a procedural mechanism for reading.

Modern Studies

In turn, the president of Al-Ahsa Literary Club, Dean of the Faculty of Arts at King Faisal University in Al-Ahsa (formerly), Dr. Dhafer Al-Shehri, said during his intervention in the symposium: For the scientific trust, and for 7 years I spent with Dr. Al-Halawani in the Faculty of Arts, I testify that he is about studying in the language department Arabic (postgraduate studies) from a dry traditional study to a modern study, which opens up to modern curricula.

Advantages of modern critical curricula academies in universities:

1- Focusing on the applied aspects that stimulate the texts, including the old texts.

2- Exploring new secrets in the old Arab street.

3- Modern critical curricula represent a global cognitive richness.

4- Reading the text is a sophisticated reading, removing the reader from fixed and rigid laws.

5- The text is open to all knowledge, connotations and interpretations, and does not depend on a closed final judgment.

6- The application of reason and logical thinking that deals with the curricula.

7 – Adopting language as a part of art, not just a part of speech, but rather a part of thinking that can be analyzed and interpreted.

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