Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) is dedicated to preparing students to engage in cross-cultural research, teaching, and service with diverse local and global connections. We offer a rich co-curriculum along with 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 second majors—in Art History, Business, Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies, Public Health Education, Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Music, and International and Global Studies.

We offer nine languages (American Sign Languages, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish), culminating in two Bachelor of Arts degrees (B.A.) in Spanish and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (with major concentrations in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Global Languages and Communities, and Applied Language/K-12 Teaching Licensure for French or Spanish). We also offer a Master of Arts degree (M.A.), Master of Education degrees (MEd in Teacher Education with a concentration in French Education or Spanish Education), and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees (MAT with a concentration in French or Spanish). In addition, the Department offers a 15-hour Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Advanced Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultural Studies. The Department actively participates in foreign language studies consortia within the UNC Language Exchange, as well as interdisciplinary programs throughout the College of Arts and Sciences, particularly the International and Global Studies Program, Women’s and Gender Studies, and African American and African Diaspora Studies. Online courses, including four-semester language sequences for French, German, and Spanish, and an Online German Minor program are available to distance-learning students across the globe. Click here to view LLC’s mission statement!

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

**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!

 

Student Spotlights

Alexandra Ayala, B.A., French, B.A., Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies, Spanish Minor, Class of 2020

My love for languages and travel began early in my life. My father has travelled around the world for his […]

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Faculty Bookshelf

Signs of Power in Habsburg Spain and the New World

Signs of Power in Habsburg Spain and the New World explores the representation of political, economic, military, religious, and juridical power […]

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