Options and Opportunities in Language and Culture

The Department of Modern Languages offers courses in Chinese, French, German, and Japanese, building proficient listening, speaking, reading and writing skills while exploring the target language's literature and culture. Students may pursue a B.A. in Foreign Languages in French with either a liberal arts emphasis or a K-12 teaching emphasis. Students may also choose to major or minor in Asian Studies, selecting from a wide variety of courses in Asian history and cultures, and combined with Japanese and/or Chinese language courses. All four languages are also offered as minors.

News & Announcements

Lunar New Year Celebration is Feb. 11

Join the Asian Studies program for a celebration of the Lunar New Year - Year of the Rooster! The event will include a free, family-friendly interactive carnival from 3-5 p.m. followed by traditional and modern music and dance performances by UNC students and authentic Asian cuisine catered by LC Oriental from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Stepping Outside the Classroom

Modern Language students participate in extracurricular activities sponsored by the Chinese Culture Club, the French Club, the German Club and the Japanese Language Club. Students in Modern Languages are encouraged to study abroad to gain immersive experience in the culture and language of their chosen program.