Welcome to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at USC
The Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of South Carolina is currently Recruiting for Four Tenure-Track Positions.
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is proud to be home to the tenth ranked public PhD in Comparative Literature in the nation (NRC 2010) and to a new PhD in Spanish. We are also home to internationally known scholars in language acquisition, children's literature, Chinese, Classics, French, German, Russian, and Arabic. The department provides instruction in 12 languages and offers undergraduate majors in 6 different programs, teacher certification in 4 language programs, and Masters degrees in Comparative Literature, French, German, and Spanish. It also works as an active partner with the PhD in Linguistics. Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is a campus leader in the study and use of instructional technology, and the home of innovative programs that move learning beyond the traditional classroom.
On the graduate level, students take courses with MA and PhD students from around the world. On the undergraduate level, students learn from native speakers, benefit from innovative web based programs where they interact directly with their peers in other countries, and study with the professors who have written the books they use in courses from beginning Spanish to Contemporary French Culture, to upper level Latin and Greek. With active exchange programs in France, Germany, Russia and China, students and faculty are regularly exposed to the broadest range of languages, literatures, and cultures and are encouraged to think in new and innovative ways from a global perspective. The department has numerous study abroad programs, stretching from China to Costa Rica to Russia, and it is the home of the Confucius Institute, a center for the study and teaching of Chinese language and culture affiliated with the Beijing Language Cultural University. In the new global economy, the Department is the hub of the university's commitment to the internationalization of the curriculum.