Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) is engaged in cross-cultural research, teaching, and service within diverse local and global connections. We offer an exceptional array of study abroad and community-engaged service learning opportunities. The major programs of the department provide excellent preparation for careers and graduate school, especially when combined with studies (or even double majoring) in such disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs as art history, business, health sciences, geography, history, philosophy, sociology, music, or international and global studies.

We offer seven languages (American Sign Languages, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish), culminating in two Bachelor of Arts degrees (B.A.) in Spanish and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (with concentrations in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, K-12 Teaching Licensures (French, Spanish) and Global Languages and Communities, a Master of Arts degree (M.A.), and Master of Education degrees (M.Ed. French, Spanish). The Department also offers a 15- hour Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Advanced Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultural Studies and a French and Francophone Studies Concentration. The Department actively participates in foreign language studies consortia within the UNC distance education system, as well as interdisciplinary programs throughout the College of Arts and Sciences, particularly the International and Global Studies Program. Online courses, including four-semester language sequences (German, Spanish) and an Online German Minor program are available to distance learning students across the globe. Click here to view LLC’s mission statement!

**The LLC Diploma Ceremony will be  Friday, May 10 at 2:15-4:00 in the EUC Auditorium.  Look for an invitation in mid-April.

**Learn more about our new BA in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures!

HELP US HELP OTHERS: **UNCG students are doing their part to make a positive and lasting local impact in Costa Rica. Click here to read a feature highlighting the 2017 Costa Rica Spanish Immersion Program and its pledge to improve conditions in Costa Rica through CEPIA, a local NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). Please help fund a Girls’ Club by making a donation to CEPIA here

**If you are looking for Latin and Ancient Greek, please click here to visit Classical Studies.
**Check out this Wall Street Journal article which highlights yet another reason to earn a major in LLC!

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LLC Series

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures hosts two lecture series: the LLC Works! series and the LLC Speakers series. Find out more here!

Scholarships

Each semester LLC awards scholarships to majors and graduate students in French and Spanish, and to majors and minors in German. Find out more »

Study Abroad

UNCG offers a large variety of study abroad programs located across the globe. Click here to view information about LLC’s Summer in Spain and Costa Rica programs. Click here for general information on UNCG programs abroad, and be sure to explore the many external scholarship opportunities that are also available, including the Freeman Asia Scholarship.  And don’t forget to check out photos of LLC students abroad!

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Student Spotlights

Tom Soth, M.Ed. Spanish, Class of 2010

Thomas Soth, a Spanish teacher at Northwest Guilford High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, was named the 2012 SCOLT Regional […]

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Faculty Achievements

2013 Alumni Teaching Excellence Award Winner

Chiaki Takagi, lecturer of Japanese, received the 2013 Alumni Teaching Excellence Award for her committment to outstanding teaching in the […]

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Faculty Bookshelf

María de Zayas: The Dynamics of Discourse

The essays collected here represent the divergent scholarly interest that has been focused on María de Zayas y Sotomayor, one […]

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