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Welcome to the Department of Languages & Culture Studies
 

Mission

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies offers graduate and undergraduate programs of study in strategically selected languages, literatures, and film to develop students’ language skills, cultural knowledge, literacy, and critical thinking in order to prepare its graduates for participation and leadership in an increasingly global, multicultural, and multilingual society.

Vision

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies aspires to be known for the strength of its degree offerings, its flexible curriculum that balances tradition with innovation, and its unique programs in translation and interpreting, language for specific purposes, and film studies.

Diversity Statement

The core mission of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies is to prepare our graduates for participation and leadership in an increasingly global, multicultural, and multilingual society. We embrace the promotion, discussion and understanding of diversity through our coursework, scholarship, mentoring, and in our actions and procedures.  In addition, we affirm a commitment to access and equity through inclusive actions around complex ideas and issues pertaining to all races and ethnicities; gender identities; political viewpoints; sexual orientations; special health needs; ages; belief systems; countries of origin; and socio-economic status.

 


LATEST NEWS

Latest News

DEPARTMENT STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY, 6/16

   June 16, 2020

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies denounces the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We recognize as well that these now familiar names hide countless others. We condemn unequivocally systemic police violence directed against Black people, and the failure of so many institutions both to prevent it and to hold the perpetrators accountable. We...

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Japanese Studies Program hosted Annual Speech Contest on Wednesday, 2/19

   February 24, 2020
What better way to demonstrate your ability to speak Japanese than to participate in the annual Japanese Speech Contest! This year's contest included 33 contestants (14 in level 1, 10 in level 2, 6 in level 3, and 3 in level 4: Speech in English) from diverse backgrounds. This event was sponsored by the Office of International Programs and The Japan Foundation. Contestant speeches were evaluated...

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Alexandra Potter receives scholarships to study Arabic in Morroco

   January 15, 2020

Like many students, UNC Charlotte Senior Alexandra Potter majoring in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Arabic Studies, always thought that studying abroad was too expensive. Fortunately, she discovered the many scholarship opportunities available for those who seek to study Arabic and other critical languages.  Potter will spend the Spring 2020 semester travelling to...

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Success Stories: How a double-major in German and Computer Science led to an international internship

   October 30, 2019

We know there are many pathways to success beyond college.  In truth, such planning begins before graduation. For example, you might study business or engineering in hopes of applying for jobs with large companies where such skills are required.  But did you know that your options for employment are dramatically...

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Open House for Graduate Programs and Certificate Programs

   September 11, 2019

Want to know more about UNC Charlotte's Graduate Certificate in Translating?  Interested in Latin American Studies or a Master's in Spanish?  Join us for the Annual Open House hosted by the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. The Open House will be the first of several events hosted by the...

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International Translation Day Celebration

   September 11, 2019

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies will host the 4th annual International Translation Day celebration on Friday, September 27, 2018 from 9:15 AM to 2:15 PM on the UNC Charlotte Main Campus, College of Education, 4th Floor. The event is FREE and light ...

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New Professional Internship Opportunity: LACS 4410

   August 13, 2019

After two years of negotiations, the Department of Languages and Culture Studies has established a Memorandum of Understanding with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools that will allow us to place students with teachers in several of the language immersion programs in the area as well as in other language classes: Independence High School, Waddell Language Academy, Collinswood Language Academy, South...

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A Conversation About Transgender Lives

   April 1, 2019

The impact of transition for a transgender individual extends far beyond the self to their families, friends, colleagues and community. UNC Charlotte’s Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence Initiative will host a community conversation that explores transgender lives in the context of family, friends, and communities. The event will take place that the UNC Charlotte Center City...

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German Studies, Japanese Studies Rank Among Top In Nation

   March 29, 2019

UNC Charlotte’s German Studies and Japanese Studies are number two and four, respectively, in the nation when it comes to awarding undergraduate degrees. See the full article at Exchange Online

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International Film Festival 2019

International Film Festival 2019
   March 18, 2019

For three weeks UNC Charlotte will host the annual International Film Festival.  The event is organized by Professor Michèle Bissière, Professor of French, in collaboration with other faculty from the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.  This year's festival includes 23 films, 28 screenings and 7 special events. Funding for the event comes from numerous sources, including...

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