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.
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.
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, […]
I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather and made it well through this very short week. We have exciting events coming up for next week. Dates and Events this Week Monday, October 30, Tuesday, October 31, Wednesday, November 1, Thursday, November 2, Friday November 3, Looking Ahead November 6, November 7, November 8 November 9, […]
I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather this Fall Break. Chair Schedule this Week W-F working remotely (all office hours and meetings virtual) Dates and Events this Week Monday & Tuesday, October 23-24 Tuesday, October 24, Wednesday, October 25, Thursday, October 26, Friday, October, 27, Looking Ahead October 30, October 31, November 1, November 2, […]
I hope you have had a good weekend. Chair Schedule this WeekTraveling Monday and Tuesday Monday -Research Day Tuesday- working remotely office Hours moved to Friday 11:15 am -12:30 pm and 3:00-4:00 pm (f2f and virtual) Dates and Events this Week Monday, October 16, Thursday, October 19 Friday, October 20, October 23-24 October 24, October […]
I hope you have had a good weekend. Welcome to Week 8 of the Fall semester. Dates and Events this Week Monday, October 9, Tuesday, October 10, 10:00-10:45 am (Zoom), CHESS Dean Search ListeningSession with search firm Wednesday, October 11, Friday, October 13, Sunday, October 15, 5:00 pm Inaugural Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, “Selective ForcesShaping […]
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the weather. Dates and Events this Week Monday, October 2, Deadline OEA Spring Affiliate Programs applications Tuesday, October 3, Banner Self-Service Virtual Training 9:00-10:30 am (Zoom link) Wednesday, October 4, Thursday, October 5, Friday, October 6, Looking Ahead October 7, due date Submission of Course […]
Happy Monday, I hope you have had a relaxing weekend. Dates and Events this Week Monday, September 25, 9:00-10:00 am, Getting Started with ChatGPT Register Wednesday, September 27, Friday, September 29, Looking Ahead October 1, Deadline OEA Spring Affiliate Programs applications October 2, Banner Self-Service Virtual Training 9:00-10:30 am (Zoom link) October 4, October 5, […]
Happy Monday, I hope you have had a relaxing weekend. Dates and Events this Week Monday, September 18 Tuesday, September 19 Wednesday, September 20 Friday, September 22 Saturday, September 23 Looking Ahead September 15-October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month September 25, 9:00-10:00 am, Getting Started with ChatGPT Register September 27, due date for application for position […]
Happy Monday, I hope you have had a relaxing weekend. Dates and Events this Week Looking Ahead Brown Bag: Imagining Latinidad: Digital diasporas and community building among Latin American migrants -by David Dalton Congratulations Congratulations to Jeff Killman who was invited for a plenary “Sitios web de franquicias norteamericanas de comida rápida en España: ¿Traducciones […]
It is September, Labor Day has come and gone, and it feels like Fall outside. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. News on College Name- Updated The Dean notified all faculty and staff that the new name will now have the ampersand after Humanities and the word “and” between “Earth” and “Social Sciences.” So […]
Welcome to the second week of the semester. I hope you had a chance to get some rest over the weekend. News on College Name The Dean notified chairs on Friday that of the two remaining approved name choices for our new college he will recommend “College of Humanities, Earth & Social Sciences” to the […]
Welcome to the Fall 2023 Semester! I am excited to begin this academic year with you and look forward to working together as we move forward. I am so pleased to send the inaugural “This Week in LACS”! Please bear with me as this is a very long one, since it is the first. Important […]
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
The Department of Languages and Culture Studies has a Facebook Page. This is a great place to see upcoming events or just check in with the community. Follow now to keep up with the latest news!
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 […]
LACS Professor of Spanish, Dr. Michael Doyle was inducted into the order of Don Quixote, the top International Award of the Hispanic Honors Society Sigma Delta Pi. Read More
More information coming soon! https://languages.charlotte.edu/Event-spotlight/Translation-day
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 […]
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 10:00am – […]