Arabic Language and Literature


The Arabic language is the key to understanding the culture and history of North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula. Arabic is also the liturgical language of more than a billion Muslims, and it is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

About this Program

Department Information

Home to 15 different language programs, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Italian, Russian to Vietnamese, LLC gives students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever-more internationalized world.


Email | 352.392.2422 (tel) | 352.392.1443 (fax)

P.O. Box 115565


An intensive summer program in Fez, Morocco, is available for students at all levels.

No more than three credits of 4905 (Individual Work) coursework may be applied to the minor. Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework at the 3000/4000 level exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors. 

This minor requires the completion of 10 credit hours of prerequisite coursework: ARA 1130 and ARA 1131.

Required Courses

Select one: 16-8
Intermediate Arabic 1
and Intermediate Arabic 2
Arabic language courses (3000 level or above)
ARA or ABT prefixed courses (3000/4000 level) 19
Total Credits15-17