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!

Office Hours

LLC In-person Contact Hours in our main office: 11am – 3pm, Mon – Thurs

Beginning Monday, August 10th, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will have in-person contact hours in our main office from 11am-3pm Monday through Thursday. We will greatly appreciate it if students will make an appointment before coming in. This can be accomplished by emailing and someone will respond right away. Alternatively, you can call our main office at 336-334-5655 to schedule an appointment.

Global Village

Interested in living and learning together in an inclusive educational environment focused on the exploration of global languages, literatures, and cultures? Find out more »


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!

global engagement

Student Spotlights

Hannah Anderson, B.A., German, Class of 2011

Hannah Anderson graduated Summa in May 2011 with a B.A. in German. Hannah studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, during the […]

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Faculty Bookshelf

Critical Essays on Colombian Cinema and Culture: Cinembargo Colombia

Spanning Colombian film productions from the early 1900s through 2011, in particular films resulting from the 2003 law on Filmmaking, […]

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