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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

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Translation Day 2021

Department to Celebrate Virtual Translation Day 2021
   March 5, 2021

More information coming soon!

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Heritage Language Learning Symposium: Second Day

   February 25, 2021

The Heritage Language Learning Symposium is taking place for the second day today (February 25th, 2021). Yesterday, an engaging array of speakers provided thought-provoking and inspiring presentations. The department is proud of the work Dr. García León and Dr. Fernández Sánchez have done to bring this engaging symposium to UNC Charlotte. Join us today between 10am and 3pm for more...

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Heritage Language Learning Symposium

   February 24, 2021

The Heritage Language Learning Symposium is a virtual event sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Chancellor's Diversity Grant and the CLAS Alumni Council Fall Faculty Grant.  It is also supported by the Department of Languages and Culture Studies and the Spanish program. 

The entire event will be held virtually on February 24-25, 2021 from...

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Japanese for Professions: Seminar

   February 13, 2021

Japanese for Professions is a virtual seminar, which aims to address “Educating the Educators," teaching cultural fluency and global competence to attain awareness of diversity of thought, and inclusiveness among students and faculty. 

This event will take place on February 13, 2021 at 2:00pm-4:30pm EST (11:00am-1:30pm PST) via Zoom. 

The...

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UNC Charlotte Confucius Institute Closes

   January 4, 2021

Effective December 31, 2020, the UNC Charlotte Confucius Institute housed in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies has closed. To view the archived website, please see here.

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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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