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Foreign Languages and Literatures Major

The B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures (FLL) provides students with a 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 allows students the flexibility to explore a single or dual language track option as well as the opportunity to study culture through interdisciplinary fields of critical concentration, including Intensive Area Studies, Comparative Cultural StudiesFilm and Visual Culture, Literary Studies, and Medieval and Early Modern Studies. We offer specializations in Arabic, Chinese, Dual LanguageFrench & Francophone, German, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Italian, JapaneseRussian, Vietnamese, and African languages (Akan, Amharic, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu). Participation in UF study-abroad programs or a UF approved program is highly encouraged.

The FLL major prepares students to move freely and decisively through a complex and rapidly globalizing world. At home and abroad, FLL graduates are superior researchers, educators, statesmen, entrepreneurs, and contributors to the cultural, economic, business, political, and artistic landscapes they inhabit. This major is an excellent basis for graduate study in an area of foreign language and culture and/or in the humanities and social sciences, and it serves as a key foundation for a variety of careers in such areas as education, international development, diplomacy and government, national security, communications, law, journalism, arts and culture, publishing, and global business.  FLL graduates possess the multilingualism, diverse cultural knowledge, and sophisticated critical thinking, research, and writing skills necessary to engage successfully and meaningfully with the 21st-century world.

FLL Critical Concentration Courses

Want to write an FLL Honors thesis?