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

Dr. Salwa Ben Zahra
Salwa comes to us from Tunisia. She has worked and traveled back and forth between Tunisia and the United States for many years. At the University of Minnesota, she completed her graduate studies in...
Casey Boyatt
Casey Boyatt earned her BA and her MA in Spanish from Appalachian State University in 2011 and 2012, respectively. She taught for the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures from 2012 to...
Dr. Jean-François Fournier
Jean-François joins us at Appalachian State to share with students his interest in Literature and Film as productive of landscapes in which we can dwell and spend time examining the flavor of...