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Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Department of Languages and Culture Studies

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies offers 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.  In addition to the Majors and Minors in French, German, Japanese and Spanish, the department offers Minors in Arabic Studies, Chinese, Classical Studies, Francophone Studies, Italian, and Russian.  It also offers undergraduate certificates in Translating,  Business Language in several languages, as well as German for Engineering and Hispanic Literary Studies.  Languages not taught at UNC Charlotte can be studied through the NC Language Exchange.

Students interested in foreign language study are encouraged to explore the following options:

  • A single major in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish, based on the standard liberal arts model, with or without teaching licensure
  • A double major in a foreign language and another discipline or in two languages
  • A foreign language minor in Arabic, Chinese, Classical Studies, Francophone Studies, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish
  • A concentration in one or more languages to complement a major in another academic area
  • A concentration of courses leading to a certificate

Study Abroad, Scholarships, Awards

The department strongly encourages all students to participate in a study abroad program and sponsors exchange programs with universities across Europe, Asia, Central and South America. The department offers various scholarships and awards to support study abroad and reward academic excellence. For detailed information on these opportunities, consult the website of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.


For a listing of all Foreign Language courses, click here .




    Honors Programs

    Undergraduate Certificates

    Early Entry Programs