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Options and Opportunities in Language and Culture

The Department of World Languages and Cultures 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

Department introduces New Name

Exciting new developments are underway in UNC’s Department of Modern Languages, to prepare UNC students for new and growing demands in business, government, and international NGOs for advanced language and intercultural competence. The first major change includes a fresh department name – starting in Fall 2018 – to the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

Stepping Outside the Classroom

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