About this Program
- College: Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Degree: Bachelor of Arts
- Specializations: African Languages | Arabic | Chinese | Dual Languages | French and Francophone Studies | German | Hebrew | Italian | Japanese | Russian
- Credits for Degree: 120
- Additional Information
To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.
The B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures (FLL) provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of a specific language (or languages) and advanced familiarity with the cultural practices and traditions associated with the language(s) of specialization. The major in FLL enhances critical thinking and communication skills and provides students with a cross-cultural understanding of our contemporary world. The program allows students the flexibility to explore a single or dual language specialization as well as the opportunity to study culture through interdisciplinary fields of critical concentration, such as Comparative Cultural Studies, Film and Visual Culture, Intensive Area Studies, Literary Studies, and Medieval and Early Modern Studies. A major in FLL offers an excellent basis for a variety of careers, including graduate study in an area of foreign language and culture and/or in the humanities and social sciences, as well as careers in education, international development, diplomacy and government, national security, communications, law, journalism, arts and culture, publishing, and global business. Participation in UF study-abroad programs or a UF approved program is highly encouraged.
Foreign Languages and Literatures Specializations
The Foreign Languages and Literatures (FLL) major enables students to achieve communicative competence in their language(s) of specialization. Students will become knowledgeable in the culture and literature and/or linguistics associated with their language area(s) such that they will be able to critically analyze and evaluate authentic sources in the target language(s) and formulate independent, critical perspectives in the target language(s). Further, students will learn the intercultural skills and practical know-how necessary to negotiate traveling, studying, and living in the target culture(s).
Before Graduating Students Must
- Satisfy the Florida statutes for the College-Level Academic Skills Requirement.
- Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
- Achieve one or more of the following, as determined by their specialization within the FLL program: an acceptable score on a language proficiency test and/or a satisfactory faculty evaluation of a term paper, final project, or oral presentation completed for a selected advanced course.
Students in the Major Will Learn to
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- Describe and define cultural concepts, literary production, and/or linguistic structure in language(s) of specialization.
- Analyze, interpret, and evaluate texts according to their cultural, literary and/or linguistic content.
- Express critical competence in relation to the culture(s) of specialization through performance of comprehensive analysis in written and oral form.
- Display oral and written proficiency in language(s) of specialization.
I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed
|Courses||SLO 1||SLO 2||SLO 3||SLO 4|
|Category A1||I, R||I||I||I, R, A|
|Category B2||I, R, A||I, R, A||I, R, A|
Courses focus on the acquisition of the language(s) of specialization at the advanced level.
Courses address literary, cultural, cinematic, historical, and/or social questions.
- Proficiency exams
- Term papers or final projects
- Oral presentations