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2014 UNCW Internship and Volunteer Fair!

Wednesday, April 16

Chancellor's Walk

  • "She is Beautiful and She Is Laughing?" Smiling of Courtly Women and the Iconography of Virtue and Vice in Medieval Gothic Sculpture"
    Dr. Olga Trokhimenko
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    4-5p.m. in Leutze Hall 136
    All are invited.



  • 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.
  • Dr. Olga Trokhimenko receives Coalition of Women in German Faculty Research Grant.
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  • Dr. Michelle Scatton-Tessier on UNCW TV's "The Hot Seat

  • Dr. Jess Boersma and his team receive grant for Interdisciplinary Global Research (TIGR)

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  • Roza Starodubtseva receives $99,980 grant for Russian language immersion program “Travel Around Russia.”

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  • Yoko Kano was awarded Summer Curriculum Development Initiative Award to create “Accelerated Elementary Japanese with Study Abroad to Japan” Congratulations!

  • Yoko Kano receives $24,497 grant from the Freeman Foundation to continue the outreach program “North Carolina Teaching Asia Network” to educate K-12 teachers about East Asia (NCTAN).
  • FLL 2011-2012 Newsletter
  • Dr. Jess Boersma, Dr. Brian Chandler, and Dr. Amrita Das approved for award of tenure and promotion to associate professor effective August 1st, 2013.

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Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages and LiteraturesWe 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, and Capstone Courses.

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

  • American Sign Language,
  • Chinese,
  • French,
  • German,
  • Japanese,
  • Latin,
  • Portuguese,
  • Spanish, and
  • 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 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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