General News

Our Department Recognized with National Ranking

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 […]

UNC Charlotte Confucius Institute Closes

Effective December 31, 2020, the UNC Charlotte Confucius Institute housed in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies has closed. To view the archived website, please see here.


The Department of Languages and Culture Studies denounces the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We recognize as well that these now familiar names hide countless others. We condemn unequivocally systemic police violence directed against Black people, and the failure of so many institutions both to prevent it and to hold […]

Japanese Studies Program hosted Annual Speech Contest on Wednesday, 2/19

What better way to demonstrate your ability to speak Japanese than to participate in the annual Japanese Speech Contest! This year’s contest included 33 contestants (14 in level 1, 10 in level 2, 6 in level 3, and 3 in level 4: Speech in English) from diverse backgrounds. This event was sponsored by the Office […]

Alexandra Potter receives scholarships to study Arabic in Morroco

Like many students, UNC Charlotte Senior Alexandra Potter majoring in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Arabic Studies, always thought that studying abroad was too expensive. Fortunately, she discovered the many scholarship opportunities available for those who seek to study Arabic and other critical languages. Potter will spend the Spring 2020 semester […]