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Student Researches Electronic Music Subcultures, Immigrant Treatment
The subculture of electronic dance music. How immigrants are represented in national media. Undergraduate Shelby Coury (sociology and anthropology) says the research she's conducted in these disparate areas has been challenging, eye-opening, and hugely beneficial. [...]
In the Spotlight: Susan Navey-Davis, 2014-2015 Faculty Advisor Award Winner
Foreign Languages and Literatures' Director of Undergraduate Advising Susan Navey-Davis was among five NC State academic advisers who were recently recognized by the Office of Academic Advising Services with the 2014-2015 Undergraduate Advising Awards. [...]
Spring 2015 Brownbag/Research Talks
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites the NC State community to attend our Spring 2015 Brownbag/Research Talks Series. Since its inception in 1907, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is committed to the teaching of modern and classical languages, literatures, and cultures as an indispensable part of the University's mission. [...]
French Minor Uses Her Study Abroad Experiences to Better Prepare for a Future Medical Career
For Laila Knio ‘17, a Park Scholar and French minor, the summer of 2014 was a very busy year. In May, she traveled to France as part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures' Paris, Normandy, and Lille Study Abroad Program. [...]
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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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We teach courses in 15 different languages and offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in French, German Studies and Spanish — plus an MA in Foreign Languages 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!