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Business and the Humanities, a Talk by Dr. Colbey Reid
Sigma Delta Pi The National Hispanic Honor Society & The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Presents "Business and the Humanities" A talk by Dr. Colbey Reid Director, Consumer Innovation Consortium Poole College of Management Dr. Reid will also be talking about opportunities available to advanced Spanish students in industry partnerships Wednesday, September 2, 12:30-1:30 Withers Hall, Room 331 [...]
Students Recognized for Service, Leadership
NC State's Alumni Association pays special attention to students who emerge as campus leaders, knowing the special traits these undergraduates hone here will serve them – and the wider world – once they graduate. [...]
A Welcome Letter from our Department Head
Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at NC State. Using our website, you can browse through our department, meet our faculty and staff, learn about our courses and study abroad opportunities, review the degree requirements for our undergraduate and graduate programs, and much more! [...]
Sixteen(!) Tenure-Track Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences in Fall 2015
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 16 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from public budgeting and finance to adolescent mental health, creative writing, and strategic management. [...]

Our FLL Major Concentrations

  • French

    Asian Language

  • French


  • German

    German Studies

  • Spanish


Our Languages & Minors

  • Arabic


  • Chinese Studies

    Chinese Studies

  • Classical Studies

    Classical Studies

  • English as a Second Language


  • Hindi-Urdu


  • Italian

    Italian Studies

  • Japan Langage and Japanese Studies


  • Persian


  • Portuguese


  • Russian Studies

    Russian Studies

  • World Literatures

    World Literature

  • Other Programs

    Other Programs

Welcome to our corner of the world

As a student in NC State’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, your education isn’t confined to a classroom. It spans every corner of the globe. And that’s a good thing, because once you earn your degree you’ll be prepared for an exciting career that could take you anywhere. 

Our students don’t just learn to recite foreign phrases or conjugate verbs. They learn how to communicate. How to adapt to new cultures and interact with different people. In other words, they learn skills that are priceless in today’s global marketplace — and they become productive citizens in their own communities as well as around the world. So no matter where your career takes you  from the classroom to the corporate boardroom  you’ll stand out among your peers.

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Where do you want to go?

We teach courses in 15 different languages and offer a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and Literatures with concentrations in Asian Language, French, German Studies and Spanish — plus an MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures and minors in 12 languages. In other words, we put the world at your fingertips. Keep browsing and you will find out much much more!