The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (World Languages and Cultures, as of August 10, 2015) is a community of scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service to local and global communities. Through innovative and substantive pedagogies, the department seeks to promote student understanding of the linguistic and cultural subject matters it teaches.
The department prepares students to acquire proficiency in world languages at all levels and enhance the students' effective communication, creativity, critical thinking, greater awareness of the world’s peoples, and interpersonal skills, as well as their understanding of their own language.
Scholarship and research are the wellspring that sustains intellectual vitality within the university community and the larger community. The faculty of the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures is dedicated to creating an atmosphere of intellectual exploration and exchange in order to develop students' research interests and abilities.
The Department plays a pivotal role in world language teaching and cultural expertise throughout Southeastern North Carolina. Through teaching, service, and research, the faculty of the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures serves as a bridge connecting local, regional, and international concerns.