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European Languages & Cultures B.A. 

While cultural affinities and shared interests shaped the history of Europe and the United States, new realities call into question many assumptions about our common trajectory. The new BA program in European Languages and Cultures cultivates an appreciation for Europe’s rich history and culture, while preparing students to engage Europeans in the 21st Century.  In addition to becoming proficient in one or more European languages, students will learn about the traditions and transformations that are redefining Europe’s relationship with the rest of the world. This can open doors for travel, study and work in Europe as part of one’s college experience and future career.

Degree Options

Choose one language and culture to emphasize in:

  • European Languages and Cultures B.A. French
  • European Languages and Cultures B.A. German
  • European Languages and Cultures B.A. Spanish

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Your Future European Languages and Cultures Studies

Stand out above the rest with a detailed and intimate knowledge of other countries and cultures. The European Languages and Cultures degree opens doors for you that lead to success in communicating with others around the world.

Consider UNC's B.A. in European Languages and Cultures if you want to:

  • Learn French, German or Spanish
  • Travel in Europe, whether for university study or work and internship opportunities
  • Tailor your studies to an international career that you have chosen

You’ll learn:

  • An in-depth knowledge of one or more European nations and their language(s)
  • An appreciation for European perspectives on critical issues from their origins to modern times
  • Critical thinking skills that will strengthen your ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse groups, internationally or domestically.

Sample courses:

  • Personal and Public Revolutions
  • The Individual in the System
  • Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
  • French, German or Spanish Phonetics and Oral Proficiency

Where can your degree take you?

  • Teaching English overseas
  • Translator
  • Government services
  • Immigration services
  • Multinational business
  • Intercultural communication skills

Beyond the Classroom

  • UNC’s French and German clubs are great places for you to meet others with similar ideas and passions
  • Studying abroad is a highly recommended experience for hands-on learning in a European culture. Many different colleges in France, Spain and Germany foster programs for our students to study at their schools. UNC’s Center for International Education is dedicated to help you get there.

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