Welcome to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

We invite you to enter our world. Sample or dive deep into our languages, literature and cultural offerings. Enter and appreciate the diversity of world views and expressions available. Experience our commitment to our students to foster greater interpersonal and global understanding through language acquisition and exposure to world literatures and cultures.

Department Mission Statement

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, in consonance with the University's mission, offers a variety of courses that enhance students' understanding and appreciation of other cultures and languages as well as their own.

In addition to the broad knowledge base acquired through these courses, students will understand that language and culture are inseparable. Upon fulfilling the Department's requirements for undergraduate or graduate programs, students will be adequately prepared for lifelong learning in a multicultural world.

Spotlights

Lindsey Chandler in Spain
Lindsey Chandler traveled to Spain from May 21 to June 21, 2014. In her story, One Summer, Countless Memories, she shares her best souvenirs, memories that will last a lifetime. In May of 2014, I...
Carmen Scoggins
Carmen Scoggins earned her BS and her MA in Spanish education from Appalachian State University in 1994 and 1998, respectively. She has now been teaching Spanish for twenty two years. She chairs the...
Brandon Cortino
Brandon Cortino traveled to Novgorod, Russia from June 22 to July 13, 2014. In his story, Trip to Novgorod and back, he shares what he learned about Russia and his experience there. I have been a...