Welcome to
the Department of Languages and Culture Studies


The Department of Languages and Culture Studies engages in innovative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels to develop students’ language and communication skills, cultural knowledge, intercultural competency, literacy, and critical thinking in order to prepare its graduates for participation in an increasingly global and multilingual society.


The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is committed to research and teaching excellence as manifested in its offerings in translation and interpreting, linguistics, literary and cultural studies, and language for specific purposes.

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.


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has placed the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at UNC Charlotte among the top schools for graduating undergraduate African American students.. Ranked as number two, this recognition is a testament to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As expressed in our Diversity Statement, “we affirm a commitment to […]

The International Education Week at UNC Charlotte will feature movies, painting, food, culture, history and, of course, languages. Please see the following link for a detailed schedule of all the varied events across campus from November 14 through November 18. Read more here

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The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is pleased to announce new offerings for the Language Placement Test. Students of Chinese and Japanese can now register for the Placement Test either in-person or online. Placement is useful for finding out the best next course level for any individual wishing to study a language. It also […]

This presentation is based on Janzen’s recent book Unholy Trinity: State, Church and Film in Mexico, which argues that the sustained use of religious imagery is a way that Mexican films communicate social and political commentary to their audiences in a simple straightforward way. She gives an overview of how films from the Golden Age […]

Prospective applicants are invited to join an online information session to learn more about the following graduate programs: -Master’s Degree in Spanish -Graduate Certificate in Business Language (German, Spanish) -Graduate Certificate in Translating (French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish) -Graduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting Studies (English-Spanish) Graduate Program Director at the Department of Languages and […]