LLC Honors Program

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures maintains an honors program in French and Spanish to provide students with and opportunity for advanced research in a seminar atmosphere.

At the freshman level, the Department participates in the campus wide honors program for eligible new students, offering honors sections of a variety of introductory courses on a rotating basis. Honors courses and honors course contracts are available in the department for students at the sophomore, junior, and senior level. These courses are open to students who have distinguished themselves.

Junior and senior level honors courses carry full credit toward the majors in French and Spanish, or for non-majors full elective credit. In order to remain in the departmental program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in honors work.

To graduate with honors in French, a student must take 9 semester hours of honors courses in the department, including the senior honors thesis, FRE 4510.

To graduate with honors in Spanish, a student must take 9 semester hours of honors courses in the department, including the senior honors thesis, SNH 4510.

Qualified University honors students who are minoring in a language (Chinese, French, German, Spanish, TESL/Applied Linguistics) or minoring in an Area Studies program (e.g. Asian Studies; East European, Russian and Central Asian Studies) may arrange to have a language faculty member as the second reader of the senior thesis, with the approval of the thesis advisor from the major department and approval from the Honors College.

For more information, refer to The Honors College website:

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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.


Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Sanford Hall
225 Locust Street
ASU Box 32063
Boone, NC 28608-2063
(828) 262-3095 (office)
(828) 262-7079 (fax)

DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist 
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
524 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2932

UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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