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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, winner of the Board of Regents 2002 Award for Most Internationalized Academic Unit in the Georgia University System.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures educates students to become better global citizens through instruction in foreign language, literature, film and culture. Through this study, students gain further knowledge of their own language and culture and are able to make informed cultural comparisons.

We offer language, literature, film and culture courses in French, German, and Spanish.

Our Vision:

Our aim is to become a top destination for students in the state of Georgia and beyond who are passionate about foreign languages and cultures, and who seek to engage critically with questions of diversity, multiculturalism, and globalization as they manifest themselves in a variety of countries, languages, and cultural artifacts. We endeavor to make contact between and among cultures a daily reality for the general community at the University of West Georgia and to thus enhance multicultural and global awareness and sensitivity.

Get Involved

Weekly Conversation Sessions:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Pause-café
French Conversation
1:00-3:00
Cobb Hall Lobby
NONE Kaffeestunde
German Conversation
12:15-1:30
Cobb Hall Lobby
NONE Tertulia
Spanish Conversation
12:00-2:00
Upstairs UCC

Special Events:

Luso-Hispanic Day

Come and Celebrate Luso-Hispanic Day with the

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Monday, October 13th 2014

 

09:00

CC 108.1

Short film: "La Cabina" (Spain)

10:00

CC 108.2

Samba! with instructor Mirian Silva of Sweaty, Sexy, Samba Fitness

11:00

CC 108.1

Panel Discussion: Returned Peace Corps volunteers share their experiences in former Spanish colonies. Fields represented include Public Health, Business, and Education.

12:00

CC 108.1

Keynote address: Lillian Rodríguez Lopez, Vice President for Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, Cola Cola. Ms. Rodríguez was named one of the 25 most powerful Hispanic women in the U.S. by People en Español in 2010.

01:00

CC 108.1

Latino Cultural Society presentation

02:00

Hum 301

UWG Concert Choir performance

03:00

CC 108.1

Careers Panel Discussion 1: Spanish and the Law. Panelists will include an attorney, a court interpreter, and a police officer

04:00

CC 108.1

Careers Panel Discussion 2: Spanish and the Education Sector. Panelists include a high school teacher, speech language pathologist, university admissions representative, and school-parent liaison coordinator.

07:00

CC 108.1

"Hispanic: A Legacy of History, a Present of Action and a Future of Success." Presentation by Monica Maldonado (President, Interprint Communications, Inc.) and Veronica Maldonado (Program Director, Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection). Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Film Series:

Words and Worlds Film Series
Spanish Film Series
All films will be shown at 6:00pm in TLC 1200
September 15 October 20 November 19

Memorias de subdesarollo/Memories of Underdevelopment
(Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1967) with commentary by Dr. Gael Guzman-Medrano

Sin Nombre/Nameless
(Cary Fukunaga, 2009) with commentary by Dr. Betsy Dahms

Biutiful
(Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2010) with commentary by Dr. Julia Farmer
German Film Series
October 8, 7:00pm in Humanities 134 November 15, 1:30 pm in Cobb Hall 130

Auf der Anderen Seite/The Edge of Heaven
(Fatih Akin, 2009)

Almanya: Wilkommen in Deutschland/ Almanya: Welcome to Germany
(Yasemin Samderelei, 2011)

Come eat!

Stammtisch: Dinner gathering in German Panzón at La Salsa: Dinner gathering in Spanish
September 16, 7:00pm at La Salsa
October 20, 7:00pm at The Corner
November 20, 7:00pm at The Alley Cat
September 10
October 15
November 12