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News & EventS

  • Dr. Emmanuel Harris II published The Trayvon Martin in US: An American Tragedy, co-edited by Antonio D. Tillis. Dr. Harris is a professor of Spanish and Africana Studies. The Upperman African American Cultural Center held a public book talk for his publication on February 25, 2015.
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  • Dr. Amrita Das’s book chapter “Daniel Alarcón’s Lima: Articulation of Transnationalism through a Discursive and Geographical Space” appeared in Negotiating Latinidades, Understanding Identities within Space (2015) edited by Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez.
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  • Dr. Christopher Dennis has been invited to be a guest speaker at the 13th Annual Africana Studies Conference: “Locating and Connecting Latin America and the African Diaspora" at UNCC, April 30-May 2.
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  • FLL hosts FLANC
    Saturday, February, 21, 2015
    Dr. Juall and Dr. Lapaire honored with Discere Awards for excellence in mentoring.
  • Dr. Emmanuel Harris II appears in UNCW Magazine article, "Giving Voice to Diverse Cultures."

  • Dr. John Stevens secures a Charles L. Cahill Award for this research project: Native Speaker Perception of Voicing Assimilation of Spanish/s/

  • Emily Abney (recommended by Dr. Boomershine), a Spanish major is thrilled to share her "We Are UNCW" profile article! .
  • Dr. Boomershine to teach at UNC Chapel Hill spring 2015 semester!
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  • "120 days" Film screening and discussion with Producer Ted Roach
    When: December 2nd
    Where: Lumina Theatre
    Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Spanish Service-Learning Showcase
    When: Tuesday, December 9th
    Where: CIS Building Loby
    Time: 9 - 10:30 a.m.
  • A book talk with Dr. Olga Trokhimenko on "Constructing Virtue and Vice: Femininity and Laughter in Courtly Society"
    Monday, October 20th
    Wrightsville Beach Room, 3 p.m.
  • Dr. Amrita Das to present on Crossing Borders at 2015 Writers Week.
  • Dr. Raymond Burt, Michael Gordon, and Scott Juall received Office of International Programs travel awards.
  • Yoko Kano has received $17,820 to conduct East Asian seminars for K-12 teachers. The program is called North Carolina Teaching Asia Network (NCTAN). Yoko has been working as the director of the program since fall 2012.

  • Marianella Jara of FLL receives UNCW’s Lecturer of the Year award. Felicidades!
  • "Which Way Home" A Documentary film screenign and discussion.
    September 6, 2014
    10-12 noon
    Location: Northeast Library, Military Cutoff Road.
    RSVP: Amanda Boomershine:

  • Global Cinema. Social, Gender & Climate Justice
    September 9, 2014
    7-9 p.m. King Hall Theatre
    Film screenings "The Shift" & "Line 9" with Q&A session with director Joseph Johnson
    Contact: Dr. Maria Cami-Vela for more information
    Joseph Johnson's WHQR radio interview
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  • Check out the current Foreign Languages & Literatures Newsletter for the 2013-2014 academic year!

  • Dr. Derrick MIller receives Office of International Program Grang for faculty-let study abroad in Bremen, Germany!
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  • Spanish graduates Megan Allen (BA '14), Mourghan Mencio (BA '13, MA '14),and Bryan Raymond (BA '14) have been selected to serve as North American Cultural Ambassadors in the Language and Culture Assistants Program through the Spanish

    Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. They will serve in Galicia (Megan and Bryan) and the Balearic Islands (Mourghan) for the 2014 – 2015 academic year.

  • French & Chemistry major, Reem Hakeem, to work at the National Institute for Health in the Molecular Signal Transduction Section of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The primary focus of her research will be  to examine and understand the signaling pathways evoked by G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and the role of specific gene protein pathways in the pathogenesis of asthma and other allergic diseases. A 2014 graduate of UNCW, Reem completed an internship at the Curie Institute, Paris, during her senior year.

  • French Graduate Casey Hastings to teach English at L'Académie de Besançon.
  • French major, Jon Tompkins, awarded prestigious 2014 Pi Delta Phi Yedlicka Scholarship to study abroad at the Institute of American Universities College in Aix-en-Provence, France. Since 2003, UNCW's chapter of Pi Delta Phi, International French Honor Society, has welcomed over 120 worthy students and affiliates. Pi Delta Phi.

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Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

We offer B.A. degrees in Spanish, Spanish with Teacher Licensure, French, French with Teacher Licensure, and German Studies. On the graduate level we offer a Certificate Program in Spanish, a Master of Arts in Spanish, and a 3+2 Bachelor/Master combination. Additionally students can minor in Spanish, French, German, and Russian Studies.

These degree programs are the core of our mission, and yet we contribute a wide array of courses for students to fulfill the University Studies Requirements in the following components:

  • Foreign Language
  • Aesthetic, Interpretive & Literary
  • Living in a Global Society
  • Living in our Diverse Nation
  • Writing Intensive
  • Explorations Beyond the Classroom
  • Transdisciplinary Clusters
  • Capstone Courses

Students can fulfill their foreign language requirement in our department with courses in:

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Recently, in cooperation with NCSU, we have offered Hindi-Urdu and Ancient Greek.

Many of our language programs have active student language clubs, and our faculty members develop and accompany students abroad in Chile, France, Germany, and Spain. We are proud that we successfully meet UNCW's goal of preparing students to become global citizens.

Foreign Languages & Literatures Degree Audit Requirements

Undergraduate students have many questions concerning their foreign language requirement statement on their degree audit. Learn more in-depth details about the FLL Requirements.

Foreign Language Placement Exam

Undergraduate students wanting to continue the study of a language previously studied must take the FLL Placement Exam to be placed into the correct level.

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