Dual Languages

major

The major provides a foundation for graduate work in Foreign Languages and Literatures or allied fields (anthropology, art history, history, linguistics, political science, religion). A Foreign Languages and Literatures major is excellent general preparation for entry to professional schools (business, journalism, law, and medicine) or careers in foreign service, diplomacy, translation, commerce, business, import and export of information and culture, museums and libraries, and tourism.

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About this Program

To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

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.
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 Curriculum

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

Dual Language Specialization

The Dual Language specialization of the Foreign Languages and Literature major offers students the opportunity to specialize in two of the languages offered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC). Students can combine any of the languages offered as specializations and/or they can combine any of these languages with a specialization in Haitian Creole or Vietnamese.

Students who choose this track will develop proficiency in two languages as well as acquire cultural knowledge of more than one language area. Dual language majors will be specially poised to make both broad and deep linguistic and cultural comparisons and to build cross-cultural and cross-linguistic connections, skills that will prepare them to operate and work in multi-lingual and multi-cultural societies as well as across various complex regions of the world. Further, dual language majors will be able to apply the language-learning skills gained in the study of one language of specialization to reinforce their acquisition of a second language of specialization.

In the Dual Language specialization, students will complete two years of study of a principal language of specialization and two years of study of a second language taught in LLC. Students will also complete advanced coursework in the languages, their literatures and cultures, as well as a critical concentration.

There are a number of possibilities inherent in the Dual Language major. The following are some potential paths of study:

  1. Dual Language: Haitian Creole with French and Francophone Studies
  2. Dual Language: Vietnamese with Chinese

Students interested in the dual language specialization should consult with the undergraduate coordinator to determine the best course of study and to discuss practical and intellectually advantageous language pairings.

Coursework for the Major

The Dual Language specialization consists of two years of study of two languages. The 33 credits required includes 6 credits earned at the intermediate level in the second language, 18 credits of study in language, literature, and culture at the 3000 level or higher, and the 9 credit critical concentration. Students select a principal language of specialization and combine it with any of the other languages taught in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Course selections for the 18 credits of advanced electives will reflect the literature and culture of either language of specialization.

All coursework for the major must be completed with minimum grades of C.

Required Foundation Coursework

(not included in the 33 credits for the major)

First Language of Specialization

16-20 credits

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
Select one (Language A): 5
Beginning Akan 1  
Beginning Arabic 1  
Beginning Chinese 1  
Beginning French 1  
Beginning Intensive German 1
or Discover German 1
 
Beginning Haitian Creole 1  
Beginning Modern Hebrew 1  
Beginning Italian 1  
Beginning Japanese 1  
Introduction to Russian Language and Culture 1  
Beginning Swahili 1  
Beginning Vietnamese 1  
Beginning Wolof 1  
Beginning Xhosa 1  
Beginning Yoruba 1  
 Credits5
Semester Two
Select one (Language A): 5
Beginning Akan 2  
Beginning Arabic 2  
Beginning Chinese 2  
Beginning French 2  
Beginning Intensive German 2
or Discover German 2
 
Beginning Haitian Creole 2  
Beginning Modern Hebrew 2  
Beginning Italian 2  
Beginning Japanese 2  
Introduction to Russian Language and Culture 2  
Beginning Swahili 2  
Beginning Vietnamese 2  
Beginning Wolof 2  
Beginning Xhosa 2  
Beginning Yoruba 2  
 Credits5
Semester Three
Select one (Language A): 3-5
Intermediate Akan 1  
Intermediate Arabic 1  
Intermediate Chinese 1  
Intermediate French 1  
Intermediate German 1  
Intermediate Haitian Creole 1  
Intermediate Modern Hebrew 1  
Intermediate Italian 1  
Intermediate Japanese 1  
Intermediate Russian 1  
Intermediate Swahili 1  
Intermediate Vietnamese 1  
Intermediate Wolof 1  
Intermediate Xhosa 1  
Intermediate Yoruba 1  
 Credits3-5
Semester Four
Select one (Language A): 3-5
Intermediate Akan 2  
Intermediate Arabic 2  
Intermediate Chinese 2  
Intermediate French 2  
Intermediate German 2  
Intermediate Haitian Creole 2  
Intermediate Modern Hebrew 2  
Intermediate Italian 2  
Intermediate Japanese 2  
Intermediate Russian 2  
Intermediate Swahili 2  
Intermediate Vietnamese 2  
Intermediate Wolof 2  
Intermediate Xhosa 2  
Intermediate Yoruba 2  
 Credits3-5
 Total Credits16-20
Second Language of Specialization

10 credits

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
Select one (Language B): 5
Beginning Akan 1  
Beginning Arabic 1  
Beginning Chinese 1  
Beginning French 1  
Beginning Intensive German 1
or Discover German 1
 
Beginning Haitian Creole 1  
Beginning Modern Hebrew 1  
Beginning Italian 1  
Beginning Japanese 1  
Introduction to Russian Language and Culture 1  
Beginning Swahili 1  
Beginning Vietnamese 1  
Beginning Wolof 1  
Beginning Xhosa 1  
Beginning Yoruba 1  
 Credits5
Semester Two
Select one (Language B): 5
Beginning Akan 2  
Beginning Arabic 2  
Beginning Chinese 2  
Beginning French 2  
Beginning Intensive German 2
or Discover German 2
 
Beginning Haitian Creole 2  
Beginning Modern Hebrew 2  
Beginning Italian 2  
Beginning Japanese 2  
Introduction to Russian Language and Culture 2  
Beginning Swahili 2  
Beginning Vietnamese 2  
Beginning Wolof 2  
Beginning Xhosa 2  
Beginning Yoruba 2  
 Credits5
 Total Credits10

Required Core Coursework

33 credits

Students must complete four upper-division courses in the specialization while in residence at UF. Students should consult with their major advisor to ensure they are meeting this requirement.

Second Language of Specialization, Intermediate Level

6-8 credits (maximum 6 credits apply to the 33 credits required for the major)

Plan of Study Grid
Semester ThreeCredits
Select one (Language B): 3-5
Intermediate Akan 1  
Intermediate Arabic 1  
Intermediate Chinese 1  
Intermediate French 1  
Intermediate German 1  
Intermediate Haitian Creole 1  
Intermediate Modern Hebrew 1  
Intermediate Italian 1  
Intermediate Japanese 1  
Intermediate Russian 1  
Intermediate Swahili 1  
Intermediate Vietnamese 1  
Intermediate Wolof 1  
Intermediate Xhosa 1  
Intermediate Yoruba 1  
 Credits3-5
Semester Four
Select one (Language B): 3-5
Intermediate Akan 2  
Intermediate Arabic 2  
Intermediate Chinese 2  
Intermediate French 2  
Intermediate German 2  
Intermediate Haitian Creole 2  
Intermediate Modern Hebrew 2  
Intermediate Italian 2  
Intermediate Japanese 2  
Intermediate Russian 2  
Intermediate Swahili 2  
Intermediate Vietnamese 2  
Intermediate Wolof 2  
Intermediate Xhosa 2  
Intermediate Yoruba 2  
 Credits3-5
 Total Credits6-10

Advanced Elective Coursework

18 credits of advanced language and culture study with at least 6 credits at the 4000 level

Specific course offerings in this section will depend on the language(s) selected, but these courses should be selected from the advanced elective offerings (3000/4000 level courses) associated with either language of specialization. Selections should include at least two courses at the 4000 level. Students should consult with the undergraduate coordinator to develop the best course of study.

Critical Concentration

9 credits from one of the following concentrations

Although courses may appear in more than one group they may be counted toward only one group

  • Comparative Cultural Studies
  • Film and Visual Culture
  • Intensive Area Studies: Specific course offerings in this section will depend on the languages selected, but these courses should be selected from the advanced elective offerings (3000/4000 level courses) associated with the first and second language of specialization and their broader geographical area of cultural influence.
  • Literary Studies
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies

A maximum of 15 credits non-UF overseas study credit may apply to the major. Students must have all overseas study credit that will transfer to the major approved by their major advisor.

Overseas Study

The department recommends no more than 12-15 credits from overseas study, depending on the requirements of the language specialization and in consultation with the appropriate Undergraduate Coordinator.

Placement

Students with previous training in their language of specialization as well as those with heritage background in that language should consult with the LLC undergraduate coordinator in order to have their level assessed before enrolling in any language course.

Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for progress toward each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

For degree requirements outside of the major, refer to CLAS Degree Requirements: Structure of a CLAS Degree.

Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

Semester 1

  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 2

  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 3

  • Complete Language A: Semester 1 or higher-level Language A course with a minimum grade of C
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 4

  • Complete Language A: Semester 2 or higher-level Language A course with a minimum grade of C and a 2.5 critical-tracking GPA
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 5

  • Complete Language A: Semester 3 or higher-level Language A course and Language B: Semester 1 with a minimum grade of C and a 2.5 critical-tracking GPA
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 6

  • Complete Language A: Semester 4 or a higher-level Language A course
  • Complete Language B: Semester 2 or a higher-level Language B course
  • Complete 2  Advanced elective courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 7

  • Complete Language B: Semester 3 or a higher-level Language B course
  • Complete Advanced elective courses at the 4000 level
  • Complete 2 Critical Concentration courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 8

  • Complete Language B: Semester 4 or a higher-level Language B course
  • Complete 2 Advanced elective courses
  • Complete 1 Critical Concentration course
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Students are expected to complete the writing requirement while in the process of taking the courses below. Students are also expected to complete the general education international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) requirements concurrently with another general education requirement (typically, GE-C, H, or S).

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
Language A: Semester 1 (Critical Tracking) 5
State Core Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences 3
State Core Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement 3
State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits14
Semester Two
Language A: Semester 2 (Critical Tracking) 5
Quest 1 (Gen Ed Humanities) 3
Science laboratory (Gen Ed Physical or Behavioral Sciences) 1
State Core Gen Ed Mathematics 3
Gen Ed Physical Sciences 3
 Credits15
Semester Three
Language A: Semester 3 (Critical Tracking) 3-4
State Core Gen Ed Humanities 3
Gen Ed Mathematics 3
Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences (area not taken in semester one) 1 3
Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 1 3
 Credits15-16
Semester Four
Language A: Semester 4 3-4
Advanced elective (3000 level or above, in the major) 3
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits15-16
Semester Five
Language B: Semester 1 (Critical Tracking) 5
Critical concentration course 3
Gen Ed Biological Sciences 3
Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement 3
Advanced elective 3
 Credits17
Semester Six
Language B: Semester 2 (Critical Tracking) 5
Advanced electives (in the major) 6
Elective (3000 level or above; not in major) 3
 Credits14
Semester Seven
Language B: Semester 3 (Critical Tracking) 3-4
Critical concentration course (Critical Tracking) 3
Advanced elective (Critical Tracking; 4000 level or above; in the major) 3
Elective (3000 level or above, not in major) 3
Elective or senior thesis option 3
 Credits15-16
Semester Eight
Language B: Semester 4 (Critical Tracking) 3
Critical concentration course (Critical Tracking) 3
Advanced elective (Critical Tracking; 4000 level or above; in the major) 3
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

CRITICAL CONCENTRATION COURSES | 9 CREDITS FROM ONE CONCENTRATION

Although courses may appear in more than one group they may be counted toward only one group

Comparative Cultural Studies

ABT 3500Arabic Culture3
ABT 4131The Qur'an as Literature3
ARA 3510The Arab Woman3
CHI 3403Chinese Calligraphy3
CHT 3500Chinese Culture3
CHT 3513Taoism and Chinese Culture3
CZT 3564Modern Czech Culture and Society3
FRT 3004Monuments and Masterpieces of France3
FRT 3561Women in French Literature and/or Cinema3-4
GET 3003German Culture and Civilization 13
GET 3004Modern German Culture and Civilization3
GET 3930Variable Topics in German Studies (German Fairy Tales)3
HAI 3930Haitian Culture and Society3
HAT 3564Haitian Culture and Society3
ITT 3431Italy and Pilgrimages3
ITT 3443Dante's Inferno (English)3
ITT 3540Murder Italian Style: Crime Fiction and Film in Italy3
ITT 3541Gangsters and Godfathers: Italian Mafia Movies3
ITT 3700The Demolition of Man: Italian Perspectives on the Jewish Holocaust3
ITT 3930Special Topics in Italian Literature and Culture3
JMT 3500Jamaican Creole, Reggae, and Rastafari3
JPT 3500Japanese Culture3
JPT 3521Monsters and Horror in Japan3
JPT 3702Japanese Visual Culture3
JPT 4502Japanese Folklore3
RUT 3443War and Peace3
RUT 3500Russian Cultural Heritage3
RUT 3501Contemporary Russian Culture and Society3
RUT 3503Violence and Terror in the Russian Experience3
RUT 3504Russia Today3
RUT 3506Creative Lives: Writers, Artists, and Extraordinary People3
RUT 3514Russian Fairy Tales3
RUT 3524Russia through Film3
RUT 3530Russia's Struggle with Nature: Legacies of Destruction and Preservation3
RUT 3600The Twentieth Century through Slavic Eyes3
RUT 4450Russian Modernism3
VTT 3500Vietnamese Culture3
YOT 3500Yoruba Diaspora in the New World3

Film and Visual Culture

CHI 4930Special Topics in Chinese Studies3
CHT 3391Chinese Film and Media4
CHT 3523Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the New Global Cinema4
FRT 3520French Cinema4
FRT 3561Women in French Literature and/or Cinema3-4
FRT 4523European Identities, European Cinemas4
GET 3520Early German Cinema to 19454
GET 3580Representations of War in Literature and Visual Media3
GET 4521Women and German Cinema4
GET 4523New Cinema 1945 to the Present4
GET 4930Variable Topics in German Studies3
HBR 4930Special Topics3
ITT 3521Italian Cinema4
ITT 3540Murder Italian Style: Crime Fiction and Film in Italy3
ITT 3541Gangsters and Godfathers: Italian Mafia Movies3
ITT 3930Special Topics in Italian Literature and Culture3
JPN 4930Special Topics in Japanese Studies3
JPT 3702Japanese Visual Culture3
JPT 3391Introduction to Japanese Film4
RUT 3524Russia through Film3
SSA 4930Special Topics in African Studies (African Film)3

Literary Studies

ABT 3130Arabic Literary Heritage 13
ABT 4131The Qur'an as Literature3
CHI 4930Special Topics in Chinese Studies3
CHT 3110Chinese Literary Heritage3
CHT 3123Pre-Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation3
CHT 3124Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation3
CHT 4111Dream of the Red Chamber3
CHT 4122Religious Dimensions of Late Imperial Chinese Literature3
CHT 4603Journey to the West3
FRT 3004Monuments and Masterpieces of France3
FRT 3561Women in French Literature and/or Cinema3-4
GET 3200Medieval Literary Culture3
GET 3501History, Literature and Arts of Berlin3
GET 3580Representations of War in Literature and Visual Media3
GET 3930Variable Topics in German Studies (German Fairy Tales)3
GET 4930Variable Topics in German Studies3
HAT 3503Haitian Culture and Literature in Translation3
HBR 4930Special Topics3
HBT 3223Identity and Dissent in the Hebrew Short Story3
HBT 3233Israeli History and the Contemporary Novel3
HBT 3563Women in Modern Hebrew Fiction3
HBT 3564Motherhood in Modern Hebrew Literature3
ITT 3431Italy and Pilgrimages3
ITT 3443Dante's Inferno (English)3
ITT 3540Murder Italian Style: Crime Fiction and Film in Italy3
ITT 3700The Demolition of Man: Italian Perspectives on the Jewish Holocaust3
ITT 3930Special Topics in Italian Literature and Culture3
JPT 3100Tales of Kyoto3
JPT 3120Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation3
JPT 3121Contemporary Japanese Literature: Postwar to Postmodern3
JPT 3140Modern Women Writers3
JPT 3150Classical Japanese Poetry3
JPT 3300Samurai War Tales3
JPT 3521Monsters and Horror in Japan3
JPT 4130The Tale of Genji3
JPT 4502Japanese Folklore3
PLT 3930Special Topics in Polish Studies3
RUT 3101Russian Masterpieces3
RUT 3441Tolstoy and Dostoevsky3
RUT 3442Themes from Russian Literature3
RUT 3443War and Peace3
RUT 3452Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century3
RUT 3503Violence and Terror in the Russian Experience3
RUT 3506Creative Lives: Writers, Artists, and Extraordinary People3
RUT 3514Russian Fairy Tales3
RUT 3530Russia's Struggle with Nature: Legacies of Destruction and Preservation3
RUT 3600The Twentieth Century through Slavic Eyes3
RUT 3930Variable Topics in Russian Studies3
RUT 4440Pushkin and Gogol3
RUT 4450Russian Modernism3
SST 4502African Oral Literature3
SSW 3303Swahili Oral Literature3
SSW 4713African Women Writers3
VTN 4930Special Topics in Vietnamese Studies3
YOR 4502Yoruba Oral Literature3

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

ARA 3510The Arab Woman3
CHT 3123Pre-Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation3
CHT 3513Taoism and Chinese Culture3
CHT 4111Dream of the Red Chamber3
CHT 4122Religious Dimensions of Late Imperial Chinese Literature3
CHT 4603Journey to the West3
GET 3200Medieval Literary Culture3
ITT 3431Italy and Pilgrimages3
ITT 3443Dante's Inferno (English)3
JPT 3300Samurai War Tales3
JPT 3521Monsters and Horror in Japan3
MEM 3003Introduction to the Medieval World3
MEM 3300Castles and Cloisters: An Introduction to Medieval Communities3
MEM 3301Palaces and Cities: An Introduction to Early Modern Communities3
MEM 3730Studies in the Holy Roman Empire3
MEM 3931Variable Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Studies3

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)

Content

  1. Describe and define cultural concepts, literary production, and/or linguistic structure in language(s) of specialization.

Critical Thinking

  1. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate texts according to their cultural, literary and/or linguistic content.

Communication

  1. Express critical competence in relation to the culture(s) of specialization through performance of comprehensive analysis in written and oral form.
  2. Display oral and written proficiency in language(s) of specialization.

Curriculum Map

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

Assessment Types

  • Proficiency exams
  • Term papers or final projects
  • Oral presentations