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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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GRAND OPENING FOR THE LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER

   August 22, 2018

Faculty, Staff, and Colleagues from across the University gathered on Wednesday, August 15 to celebrate the Grand Opening of the New Language Resource Center.  This summer, the facilty experience a complete remodelling to better meet the needs of faculty and students.  The event featured a timeline retrospective of the transformation which began in Fall 2014. The event concluded with a...

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Complete Transformation of Language Resource Center Underway

   July 10, 2018

Renovation and transformation are two commonly used words in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.  During the summer of 2017, the Department has experienced significant renovation of physical space, with the addition of the Confucius Institute which opened in Fall 2017, along with the addition of a new classroom and a new conference room. ...

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Spring Break Study Abroad in Paris

   June 29, 2018
Paris is the perfect place to explore 2000+ years of French civilization. In this course you will discover the city's Gallo-Roman past, its medieval history and magnificent cathedrals, and the age of the Sun King at Versailles. You will wander the grand...

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Buchenau and Schreiber Recognized at 24th Annual International Education Celebration

   April 26, 2018
The Department of Languages and Culture Studies continues to expand its global presence through outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  Most recently, two of our "family" were recognized for their contributions to the University of North Carolina...

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UNC Charlotte Student Wins First Place in 31st Annual Duke University Japanese Speech Contest

   April 5, 2018
Vanessa Lee won first place in the Level II category of the 31st Annual Duke Speech Contest held on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 on the campus of Duke University. This is the second time that a UNC Charlotte student has received  First Place in...

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Fourth Annual Multi-language Poetry Slam: Event and Invitation

   February 5, 2018
The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is proud to announce its 4th Multi-language Poetry Slam on February 22nd, 2018 at 7 pm in Cone University Center After Hours. All students and faculty with a passion...

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Logan Lampkins wins Silver Award in National Japanese Competition

   November 30, 2017
Logan Lampkins,a  UNC Charlotte Senior Double Major in Japanese Studies and International Studies, won the Silver Award in Category III (Possesses advanced-mid to advanced-high level speaking proficiency) at J LIVE.TALK 2017 on Sunday, November...

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Scholarship recipient Chance Williams shares his education abroad experience in Milan

   November 9, 2017
It can't be said enough that time spent in an environment where a language is spoken is one of the best strategies, if not the best, for developing proficiency in a language.  Chance Williams knows this essential truth from first-hand experience as...

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Calligraphy Workshop brings Arabic art, culture, language, and history to UNC Charlotte

   October 17, 2017
For centuries, calligraphers have documented civilization while at the same time appealing to our sense of artistic beauty.  This practice continues in languages and cultures worldwide through a small percentage of the world's population who have...

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International Translation Day - A New Department Tradition

   October 11, 2017
The ability to translate is most certainly a skill and art worthy of celebrating.  Such was the case on Friday,  September 29th as the Department celebrated International Translation Day.  This was the second such celebration in the...

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