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Mission

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.

Vision

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.


LATEST NEWS

Dates and Events this Week May 11  RSVP for the Commencement Ceremony you plan to attend Looking Ahead Dates and Events May 13-17 May 15 Chair Report from Department Meeting  Meeting Schedule 2024-25 First Week of the Semester: Tuesday August 13, 2024, 10:00 am-1:00 pm Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 1:00-4:00 pm Regular Department Meetings:  Fall 2024 Friday, September 6, 2024, […]

In this Edition: **Chair out of office Wednesday to Friday, Additional Chair Office Hours: Monday 10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00 (Virtual), Election Week: GC** Dear colleagues,  Good Morning on this last full week of classes. I hope you had a great weekend and are getting ready for the end of the semester.  Please note that I will […]

In this Edition: **Conversations about AI Series: “AI in the Language Classroom” by Dr. Bobby Hobgood, Election Week: UCC** April is Earth Month: Celebrate at Charlotte  April is Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Celebrate at Charlotte  Dates and Events this Week April 15 April 16 April 19 Looking Ahead Dates and Events April 23 April […]

In this Edition: **Department Meeting on Friday, Agenda, Election Week: MAC, CHESS Faculty Achievement Celebration Report, Honoring Jane Houston with Inaugural Study Abroad Award this Thursday ** April is Earth Month: Celebrate at Charlotte  April is Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Celebrate at Charlotte  Dates and Events this Week April 9 April 11 April 12 […]

In this Edition: **Research Day moved from Monday to Friday,  Monday Faculty Achievement Recognition Celebration, Monday Inaugural Study Abroad Awards, Election Week: CAPC, CHESS position announcements, Witness in Residence, ** April is Earth Month: Celebrate at Charlotte  Dates and Events this Week Monday, April 1 Tuesday, April 2 Wednesday, April 3 Thursday, April 4 Friday, […]

In this Edition: **Chair Office Hours: T 11:00 am-1:00 pm, W 12:15-1:15 pm, R 12:00-2:00 pm, Election Week: DRC TT and DRC NTT, CHESS Dean Candidate 3 Presentation** Dates and Events this Week March is Women’s History Month. Monday, March 25 Tuesday, March 26,  March 26-29 Wednesday, March 27 Friday, March 29  Looking Ahead Dates […]

In this Edition: **Chair Office Hours Changes: T 11-1, W 1-3 virtual only, R 11-1, Election Week: DRC TT, Middle East on the Move – Consortium Conference, CHESS Dean Candidate 2 Presentation, Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence, Languages in Action Speaker Series ** Dates and Events this Week March is Women’s History Month. Election Week: DRC TT 2024-25 Monday, March […]

The department has made a decision to change course numbering for the elementary Spanish courses. In years prior, we offered 1101, 1102, 1201 and 1202. The difference being that 1201 and 1202 were hybrid format and worth 4 credit hours, while 1101 and 1102 were face to face only and worth 3 credit hours. For […]

I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break with time to rest and relax. We are heading into the second half of the Spring Semester, which means Summer is right around the corner. Dates and Events this Week March is Women’s History Month. March 12 March 13 March 14 March 15 Looking Ahead Dates […]

I hope you all had a great weekend. It’s almost Spring Break. Thank you to those of you who organized, supported and attended the Heritage Language Learning Symposium on Thursday and Friday last week and the Japanese Speech Contest on Friday. Both events were very successful with over 200 faculty, students, and teachers attending the […]

Dates and Events this Week This Month is Black History Month.  February 19 February 20 February 22 February 23 Looking Ahead Dates and Events February 27 March 1 March 2 March 8 March 13 March 15 March 18 March 29 April 2 April 12 April 19 April 30 May 1 May 15 Congratulations & Thank […]

In this Edition: **Chair Office Hours changed T, and virtual only on R, SEACS Program, AI Presentation, Mini Grants, Inclusive Excellence Grants, ** I hope you all had a restful weekend. Chair Office Hours this week:  Tuesday (changed hours) 8:30-10:30 am Mebane Hall 435, Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 pm Mebane Hall 435, Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm Virtual Only […]

I hope you all had a restorative weekend. Our external reviewers are here today and tomorrow, and I would like to thank you all for participating in this process. I also look forward to seeing you on Friday for our Department Meeting and will give you an update on the search and other initiatives then. […]

Happy Monday! Dates and Events this Week January 29,  January 30 January 31 February 1 February 2 Looking Ahead Dates and Events February 5 Neurodiverse Workforce Video application deadline, Apply Here February 5-6 February 8 February 9 February 16 February 17 February 19 February 22-23 February 27 March 2 March 15 March 29 April 12 […]

Two of our wonderful Spanish alums have been recognized for their success and for contributing to their communities. Please congratulate Emily Francis and Hannah Javidi! Read the full article here.

In this Edition: << New Department Name, External Reviewers Itinerary, “Ai and Ethics” Presentation-This Week Friday, Due Date for Annual Evaluation Forms-This Week Friday, Poetry Slam>> I hope you had a good weekend. Thank you for your contributions to the Department Meeting last Friday. The name you chose for our department is Department of Languages, Cultures and […]

Event Date: February 8, 2024 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Cone Center: After Hours The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is proud to announce its 7th Multi-language Poetry Slam on February 8, 2024 at 7 pm in Cone Center After Hours. All students and faculty with a passion for poetry and spoken […]

I hope you had a good long weekend and are ready for week 2 of the Spring semester. Dates and Events this Week This week is Niner Nation King Week Wednesday, January 17  Thursday, January 18  Friday, January 19 Looking Ahead Dates and Events January 22 January 23 January 24  January 25 January 26, January […]

We are excited to host the Southeastern Association of Cultural Studies Conference this year at UNC Charlotte. Registration is still open to attend. Many of our own faculty and students will be presenting on topics ranging from film to literature, to translation and AI. Please visit the SEACS website for registration and details.

In this Edition: **Chair Office Hours Spring 2024, Department Meeting Agenda, Self-Study External Reviewer Itineraries, Small Grants Program, January Events: Conversations about Ai – Matteo Di Michele Presentation** Dear colleagues,  Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring 2024 semester. Note: If you see a link at the bottom of this email which says “Read Full […]

Dates and Events this Week  December 3 December 4-6 December 7 December 8 Looking Ahead Dates and Events December 15 December 19 January 12, 2024 January 26, 2024 February 16, 2024 February 17, 2024 February 22-23, 2024 March 29, 2024 April 19, 2024 Congratulations Congratulations to Allison Stedman for submitting an NEH Scholarly Editions and […]

This year, the CUSA club hosted an activity in the recent International Education Week. On November 16, 2023 from 4:30-6:30, CUSA held an event to introduce Chinese Leisure activities, including Chinese games, tea tasting, and Tai Chi to the campus community.  The participants learned  about Chinese leisure activities and enjoyed a relaxed evening. 

Welcome to this short work week. It is almost Thanksgiving and we are getting close to the end of the semester. I hope you are all looking forward to the holidays this week and get to spend them with friends and family and wonderful food. Dates and Events this Week  November 20,  November 22, November […]

Please join our students and many of our faculty members as they celebrate International Education Week with many events throughout the week. Dates and Events this Week  November 13-17,  Monday, November 13, Tuesday, November 14,  Thursday, November 16,  Friday, November 17,  Looking Ahead November 20,  November 27,  November 28 December 1, December 7,  December 8, […]

Good morning on this first Monday in November. We have another week with exciting events ahead. Dates and Events this Week  November 6, November 7,  November 8 November 9, November 10, Looking Ahead November 13, November 13-17,  November 14,  November 16,  November 17,  November 27,  December 7,  December 15,  December 19, January 12, 2024 January 26, […]