Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages!

We are pleased to present our new website.  This site is designed to provide an extensive overview into the work that we are doing in LCL and, in the process, to suggest the many imaginative ways in which LCL is living up to our core mission—reaching out with languages, cultures, and literatures to achieve a deeper engagement with the world.

Languages, Cultures and Translation

This is an exciting time for LCL. In the last few years we have been able to add major and minor programs in Chinese and Hebrew and Judaic Studies to our long-standing programs in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, French, German, Italian, and Spanish Studies. Additional languages taught in LCL include Amharic, Farsi, Hindi, Irish, and Korean, in addition to Arabic, Modern Greek, Japanese, and American Sign Language. After years of teaching all levels of Arabic language, this fall we are happy to welcome a new assistant professor of Arabic, who is working on the creation of a minor and a major program in Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Last year we offered our first courses in Literary Translation. We are in the process of developing an undergraduate minor as well as a graduate certificate in Translation Studies, a project we are developing in collaboration with the English Department and the Creative Writing program. LCL has also been involved in an interdepartmental effort to create the first graduate certificate at UConn in Digital Humanities and Media Studies.

 Global Dual Degree Programs

Another important development is our partnering with different schools and colleges to develop a number of dual-degree programs in professional fields that focus on global and intercultural exchange. The goal of these programs, which include internships abroad, is to prepare students to develop their professional careers in international and intercultural contexts and to enable them to become competent and conscientious global citizens. We currently offer dual degree programs in Chinese and Engineering (AsiaTech), German and Engineering (EuroTech), and Spanish and Engineering (ESP); TechnoPole France, our French and Engineering program, will begin in the fall of 2018. We also host a dual program in Spanish and Business with a study abroad and internship component in Madrid, Spain, as well as a program in Spanish and Pre-Med with a study abroad and full-time internship with seven different rotations at the Hospital de la Inmaculada in Granada, Spain. We are currently working on a new dual-degree program in German and Business (EuroBiz), which we hope to be able to roll out very soon.

 Education Abroad

In addition, the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages in collaboration with the Office of Education Abroad offers multiple opportunities for study abroad in different parts of the world. Our UConn-in-Paris program will be celebrating its 50th anniversary soon, while our UConn-in-Granada program has been running uninterruptedly for over three decades now. We also offer study abroad programs in a variety of cities in Germany as part of the exchange agreement between the State of Connecticut and the German State of Baden-Württemberg. The department offers other study abroad programs in China, Italy, Martinique, and Spain. If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact us directly and/or talk to an advisor in the Office of Education Abroad.

Graduate Programs

Last but not least, we offer MA and PhD programs in Literatures, Cultures, and Languages with over 50 full-time graduate students and teaching assistants. We offer graduate programs in six areas of concentration: Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies; French and Francophone Studies; German Studies; Hebrew and Judaic Studies; Italian Literary and Cultural Studies, and Spanish Studies. We are currently working on a new area of concentration in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies that we hope to add to our MA and PhD programs soon. If you are interested in a world-class graduate education, please visit the graduate studies menu on the top of the home page.

We hope that you will share in our enthusiasm for the range of programs and activities on offer and understand our pride in the accomplishments of the students and faculty who have made LCL such a dynamic department.

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