Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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Explore the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is a diverse department that teaches eight world languages -- Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and offers a range of courses in literature, linguistics and culture (most taught in the target language). We work closely with you in small classes, encouraging you to connect professional interests with competencies in languages and cross-cultural communication. Students who study languages position themselves to succeed in today’s global environment in a wide range of careers in a variety of sectors, including business, science, law, medicine, finance, government, non-governmental organizations and education.

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Meet the 2020-21 Faculty Fellows

Meet the 2020-21 Faculty Fellows

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2019 Books in COLA

2019 Books in COLA

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  • Classics and Russian Majors | Owner of Linguistics Company
    What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a dual degree in classics and Russian and a minor in linguistics, I went on to earn my M.A. in translation from the University of Exeter in south England. From there, I worked as a...
    Classics and Russian Majors | Owner of Linguistics Company
    What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a dual degree in classics and Russian and a minor in linguistics, I went on to earn my M.A. in translation from the University of Exeter in south England. From there, I worked as a...
  • German Major | Admissions Counselor Higher Ed
    What are you are currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? I am a military admission counselor at Southern New Hampshire University. I have always loved education, and applied for the admission counselor position to help others further their own. I help students every day to pick...
    German Major | Admissions Counselor Higher Ed
    What are you are currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? I am a military admission counselor at Southern New Hampshire University. I have always loved education, and applied for the admission counselor position to help others further their own. I help students every day to pick...
  • Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spanish)
    Clara Esther Castro-Ponce, lecturer in Spanish, joined the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts in 2018. A native Spanish speaker from Puerto Rico, Castro-Ponce completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico, where she majored in...
    Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spanish)
    Clara Esther Castro-Ponce, lecturer in Spanish, joined the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts in 2018. A native Spanish speaker from Puerto Rico, Castro-Ponce completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico, where she majored in...
  • History and Russian Majors
    There’s often a difference between the things that bring you to UNH as a high schooler and those that keep you here as a Wildcat. Peter Jaarsma, a history and Russian major from Cornish, N.H., demonstrates the point. He chose to come to UNH because he liked the campus, wanted a university that was...
    History and Russian Majors
    There’s often a difference between the things that bring you to UNH as a high schooler and those that keep you here as a Wildcat. Peter Jaarsma, a history and Russian major from Cornish, N.H., demonstrates the point. He chose to come to UNH because he liked the campus, wanted a university that was...
  • Spanish and Theatre Majors | Project Manager, Advertising Agency
    Read more about how Emily Louick is using her Spanish and Theater majors.
    Spanish and Theatre Majors | Project Manager, Advertising Agency
    Read more about how Emily Louick is using her Spanish and Theater majors.