Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (MELC): IDS MELC Arabic

The Arabic language is the key to understanding the culture and history of more than 22 nations and over 206 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 over 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. Future graduates would be in great demand for advanced studies in any of these fields.

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Dr. Youssef Haddad
Assistant Professor of Arabic Linguistics
357 Pugh
352-273-2958
yah@ufl.edu

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