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Arabic Studies

About Arabic

The Arabic language is the key to understanding the culture and history of more than 22 nations and more than 280 million speakers.

It is the language of an ancient civilization and today is spoken widely across 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.


The interdisciplinary major in Arabic language and culture allows students to develop an appreciation for the complexity of the many facets of the Arab world: its society, culture, history, arts, religions, and literary heritage. This major is therefore ideal for students considering careers in diplomacy, journalism, consulting, business, foreign service, translation, and academia.

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The minor requires 15 credit hours.

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Gainesville FL 32611-5565
Phone: 352.392.2422
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