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!

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!


Upcoming Events

  • Fri

    Café-Causette avec M. Dola

    3:00 pmMHRA 1208
  • Wed

    Ciné-Club*: Va, vis et deviens (2005)

    7:00 pmMHRA 1215

    *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.

  • Sat

    Greensboro Japanese Speech Contest

    1:00 pmCurry Auditorium (225 Curry Bldg.)

    The 2018 GJSC will be held from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, April 7th in UNCG’s Curry Auditorium. Japanese language students from UNCG, Wake Forest University, Guilford College and High Point Central High School will deliver their original speeches in front of a panel of four judges and an audience of friends, family, classmates and faculty in UNCG’s Curry Auditorium.  Free refreshments, free parking and everyone is invited!

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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

Taylor Burton, B.A. French, Art History, Class of 2013

Taylor recently obtained a major in French and Art History at UNCG. She studied abroad in Lyon, France during 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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