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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Engaged teaching, innovative research, diverse creative activity, and dedicated service

LLC strives to:

Communicate an understanding of languages, literatures, and cultures within the context of a humanistic liberal education;

Connect with individuals and communities within the department, across the campus, the state, the nation, and the world in order to foster a culture of meaningful intellectual inquiry, participatory and life-long learning that promotes respect for all;

Contribute to the University’s strategic goal of internationalizing the campus as we prepare our students to excel in a variety of professions and graduate studies.

Beginning fall 2023: Earn An LLC pre-baccalaureate certificate! Click here to learn more!

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Academic Programs

We offer nine languages, culminating in two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and Spanish. We also offer a Master of Arts degree, Master of Education degrees, and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. In addition, the Department offers a 15-hour Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Advanced Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultural Studies.

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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Global Village

Established in 2012, the UNCG Global Village is a living-learning community offering first-year students the opportunity to live, learn, and have fun with fellow students interested in diverse languages and world cultures. In the Global Village, students choose to study at least one of the following six languages offered through the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.