Welcome to Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University! Our department fosters knowledge of the human experience as expressed historically and globally in the Romance and Classical languages. Together, students and faculty study French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish and the cultures throughout the world where they are spoken and written, as well as the classical languages and cultural heritage of Greece and Rome. We enable students to become proficient in these languages, literatures and cultures, and to think critically about their world.
Our department offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and Spanish; undergraduate minors in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and in Classical and Ancient Mediterranean Studies; and Teacher Certifications in French, Italian, Latin and Spanish. Graduate study leads to Master of Arts degrees in French Studies, Hispanic Literatures and Spanish as a Second or Bilingual Language, as well as to Doctoral degrees in French Studies and Hispanic Cultural Studies. Our students develop and apply their knowledge and skills through the extracurricular activities and study abroad opportunities in Europe and Latin America.
Congratulations to Bill VanPatten, Professor of Spanish and Second Language Studies and Language Program Director, for receiving the 2015 Robert G. Mead Distinguished Leadership Award, from The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. This award distinguished Professor VanPatten as an outstanding leader in effective language instruction and scholar in the field of second language acquisition.
She will be recognized by Provost Youatt and President Simon in a formal dinner and ceremony on November 17, 2015.
Interim Chairperson, Dr. Douglas A. Noverr, recently published his book on the history of MSU The Rise of a Research University and the New Millennium, 1970-2005. In the 1960s and ’70s, Michigan State College transformed into the major research institution known today as Michigan State University, a true “megaversity.” Michigan State University, the final volume of this trilogy, explores the history of that transformation and the growing pains the school endured as it became a part of the American Association of Universities.
L to R: Brian Dunbar (MA Spanish), Andisheh Ghaderi (MA French), Wendy Hedstrom (MA French), Irene Momanyi (MA French), Ross Smith (MA Spanish), Giovanni Salazar (PhD Spanish), and Charles Moulding (MA Spanish), Not Present: Virginie Jubeau (MA French).
Exhibit: December 14th - January 21st in the MSU Main Library
Grad Class SS16: "The Marquis de Sade: from Materialism to Popular Culture and Feminist Theory"
Guest Lectures" Dr. Grey (Philosophy) on French materialist philosophy, Dr. Steinberg (History) on terror and violence in 18th century France
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Premiere of "Hmong Memory at the Crossroads" 2/15/16 at 7:00PM. Event free and open to the public.
Kellogg Center Auditorium
219 South Harrison Road, East Lansing MI 48823
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CeLTA B-135 Wells Hall
Romance and Classical Studies
619 Red Cedar Road
Wells Hall B-331
East Lansing, MI 48824
P: (517) 355-8350
F: (517) 432-2736