Languages, Literatures, & Cultures


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 double majoring) 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 institutions, including Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Kentucky, the University of Virginia, and Indiana University.
    • Participate in service learning and internships with agencies serving the local community.
    • Participate in a summer immersion program in Costa Rica.
    • 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.
    • Participate in undergraduate research (the department works closely with the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office).
    • Faculty receive regional, national, and international recognition and have received prestigious teaching awards from the College of Arts and Sciences and the university.
    • Faculty have received research grants allowing them to pursue literary, cultural, and linguistic study that they share in the classroom.
    • The department helps coordinate the annual Asian Autumn Festival and Tournées French Film Festival as well as other film and lecture series.
    • The department participates in foreign language studies consortia within the University of North Carolina distance education system, as well as interdisciplinary programs throughout the College of Arts and Sciences.
    • The department offers a 15-hour post-baccalaureate certificate in Advanced Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultural Studies.
    • International and Global Studies
    • Women's and Gender Studies
    • International Honors College

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