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To remain ‘on track’ for this major, a student must meet the following critical tracking criteria. Semester 1:
To remain ‘on track’ for this major, a student must meet the following critical tracking criteria.
Note: Several of the courses in the major count for GE-H, I and/or the Writing and Math Requirement.
Arabic and Hebrew
The Major: The department offers an IDS major in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC). Students design a concentration that focuses on either Arabic or Hebrew language or culture. Students acquire knowledge of relationships among language, politics, religion, arts, and economics. The major consists of 33 credit hours and culminates in a senior thesis. It is a two-track major, Arabic and Hebrew, with two core courses required by the two tracks:
The Arabic concentration requires:
Electives: 3-6 credits from courses with the following prefixes:
The Hebrew concentration requires:
The Minor: The minor in Arabic language and literature requires 15 credit hours distributed as follows:
Two other courses from the linguistics or the literature component of the program with the following prefixes: ARA and ABT. It is also possible to complete the requirement with six hours of advanced Arabic (ARA 4400-4401).
Overseas Studies: An intensive summer program in Fez, Morocco, is available for students on all levels, beginning to advanced. The six-week program earns six transferable credits or ten credits for beginners.
Swahili and Yoruba
Courses in beginning and intermediate Swahili and Yoruba, as well as at least one 3000-level course are offered each semester. These courses may receive general education credit for humanities, international and/or diversity.
Overseas Studies: Yearlong exchange programs are available at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania for the study of Swahili, and at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, for the study of Yoruba. Students with a GPA of 2.5 and a background in African studies and/or African languages will be given priority.
The African studies faculty is composed of nearly 90 members campuswide who teach courses with African content.
The Minor: A minor in African studies can be taken in conjunction with a department or interdisciplinary major leading to the bachelor’s degree in the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, Journalism and Communications, and Business Administration. The minor provides a solid foundation for careers in teaching and research as well as in other professional work for which a knowledge of Africa is essential.
The requirements for the minor can be fulfilled by following one of several 15 credit hour tracks. For complete information, please consult the center’s Web site (www.africa.ufl.edu) or the undergraduate coordinator, 427 Grinter Hall, 392-2183.
Overseas Study: The center offers a semester or academic year program at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania (East Africa).
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