Languages, Literatures, & Cultures (LLC) majors engage in cross-cultural scholarship, teaching, and service within diverse local and global connections. The degree emphasizes an understanding of languages, literatures, and cultures within the context of a liberal arts education; and connecting with individuals and communities locally and abroad to foster a culture of meaningful intellectual inquiry and engaged lifelong learning that promotes respect for all.
- Students receive excellent preparation for careers and graduate school, especially when combined with studies (or even dual majors) in art history, business, health sciences, geography, history, philosophy, sociology, music, and international and global studies.
- Graduates pursue many different career paths, including education, translation and interpretation, telecommunications, and law.
- Graduates earn advanced degrees at prestigious institutions, including Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Kentucky, the University of Virginia, and Indiana University.
The Student Experience
- Engage in service-learning opportunities that engage students with diverse local language communities, enhance academic learning, and develop civic leadership.
- Participate in study abroad worldwide, including summer immersion programs in Costa Rica and Spain.
- During the first year, live, learn, and have fun with fellow students interested in diverse languages and world cultures as members of the Global Village, recognized as a national leader in global engagement.
- Participate in undergraduate research (the department works closely with the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office).
Accolades & Accomplishments
- Faculty receive regional, national, and international recognition and have received prestigious, nation-wide teaching awards.
- Faculty have received research grants allowing them to pursue literary, cultural, and linguistic study that they share in the classroom.
- The department offers a wide variety of cultural events that promote global awareness.
- The department participates in foreign language studies consortia within the University of North Carolina distance education system, UNC Online and the Language Exchange, as well as interdisciplinary programs throughout the College of Arts and Sciences.
Accreditations & Affiliations
- International and Global Studies
- Women’s and Gender Studies
- International Honors College
Languages, Literatures & Cultures (BA)
- Applied Languages: K–12 French (LIC)
- Applied Languages: K–12 Spanish (LIC)
- French & Francophone Studies
- German Studies
- Global Languages & Communities
Assistant to the Department Head