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!

**Learn more about our new 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!


Upcoming Events

  • Thu


    7:00 pm1215 MHRA

    Potiche (2010)

    *All Ciné-Club films are free of charge and screened at 7:00 p.m. in 1215 MHRA (Moore Humanities Bldg.) with subtitles in English. For each activity that you attend, remember to sign your name on the sign-up sheet.

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  • Mon

    Bundestagswahl 2017 Post-Election Party

    4:30 pmMHRA 1302 (Social Lounge)
  • Fri

    The German Federal Election 2017: A Conversation with Ms. Barth from the German Embassy

    10:00 amAlexander Room (EUC)

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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!


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 check out photos of LLC students abroad!

global engagement

Student Spotlights

Monica Scovell, MA Class of 2012

The year I spent in Angers will have a lasting impact on me, from the friends I made to my […]

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Faculty Bookshelf

Women of Exile: German-Jewish Autobiographies Since 1933 (Contributions in Women’s Studies)

Twenty-six accounts of Jewish women who fled from Nazi-Germany and the Holocaust, and survived exile in countries across the globe. […]

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