Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, B.A. Global Languages and Communities Concentration


The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers five major-level concentrations:

  • French and Francophone Studies
  • German Studies
  • Global Languages and Communities
  • Applied Languages: French K-12 Teaching Licensure
  • Applied Languages: Spanish K-12 Teaching Licensure

Courses are also available in Arabic and Japanese, as well as minors in American Sign Language. Through classroom study and firsthand experiences, students build cross-cultural connections in Greensboro and around the world. In this program, you will study today’s interconnected world through the lens of global languages and their corresponding literatures and cultures.


  • Faculty receive regional, national, and international recognition and have received prestigious campus- and nation-wide teaching awards.
  • Faculty have received research grants allowing them to pursue literary, cultural, and linguistic study that they share in the classroom.
  • The department offers a wide variety of co-curricular events that promote global awareness and cross-cultural understanding.
  • The department participates in foreign language studies consortia within the University of North Carolina distance education system, UNC Online and the Language Exchange, as well as interdisciplinary programs throughout the College of Arts and Sciences.


  • Opportunities to engage in service-learning and internships that connect with diverse local language communities and the organizations that serve them.
  • Participation in worldwide study abroad opportunities, including summer immersion programs in Costa Rica and Spain.
  • The opportunity to improve language skills and culture knowledge by joining the Global Village living-learning community as a freshman and/or to apply those skills as a Global Village Language Facilitator as an advanced major.
  • Participation in language-focused clubs, where you meet others who are interested in practicing their language skills and learning more about other cultures.
  • Undergraduate research opportunities through department association with UNCG’s Lloyd International Honors College and Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office. 
  • Access to department-based annual scholarships allocated according to academic achievement and need, as well as to awards supporting study abroad.


  • You will receive excellent preparation for careers and graduate school, especially when combined with studies — or even second majors— in art history, business, consumer, apparel & retail studies, public health education, geography, environment and sustainability, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, music, and international and global studies.
  • Graduates pursue many different career paths, including non-profit work, education, translation and interpretation, international business, telecommunications, government and foreign service, law, journalism, and publishing
  • Potential careers include:
    • Translator/Interpreter
    • Study Abroad Program Coordinator
    • Non-profit Organization Intern/Specialist
    • Teacher
    • Education Consultant
    • Diplomat
    • Editor
    • International Business Manager
    • International Trade Specialist
    • Publications Translator
    • Lawyer
  • Competitive grants and fellowships have been given to graduates including Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellowships, Critical Language Scholarships, and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships, and some have been selected to participate in special experiences like the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) and the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.
  • Department graduates have earned advanced degrees at prestigious institutions, including Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Kentucky, University of Virginia, Georgetown University, and Vanderbilt University.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

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Dr. Cybelle H. McFadden
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures