Nov 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Main Departmental Office
Language Building, Room 101

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311127
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-565-2581

Web site:

Marijn S. Kaplan, World Languages Chair
Samuel Manickam, Spanish Chair



The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers students instruction that enables them to understand, speak, read and write the language chosen for study. Further, the department helps students to gain, through the use of these tools, a knowledge of the country where the language is spoken and, as a result of this knowledge, to gain an understanding of the people themselves.

The department’s place in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is based on the effective performance of the task of creating a climate of understanding between peoples separated by linguistic and cultural barriers. The department maintains and promotes a strong program of studies in French, German, and Japanese furnishing the appropriate courses in language, literature, culture and pedagogy.

Departmental examination

Prior to enrollment in a foreign language course, a student who has earned high school credit for foreign language or who has acquired language skills will be required to take an examination to determine appropriate enrollment. Based on the results of the examination and if credit is desired, the student will pay a fee for the posting of 3–12 hours of credit corresponding to credit earned in courses 1010–2050. Students will be required to enroll for their first language course at UNT according to the course level indicated by the results of the examination. Any questions should be directed to the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Faculty-led study abroad programs

Students majoring, minoring or just wanting to complete their foreign language requirement abroad can participate in several faculty-led programs offered by the department in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian. Contact the departmental office for additional details.

Bilingual Education concentration

Interested students should consult with the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education for further information.

Unless otherwise noted, all program courses in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures are taught in the specific language of the corresponding program.


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