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.
As part of its vision, Romance and Classical Studies aims to become recognized as a national leader in innovative research and teaching while preserving the values of the core curriculum. To this end, we will:
Congratulations to Anne Violin-Wigent, Associate Professor of French, for receiving the 2015 Barbara Ort-Smith from the Michigan World Languages Association. This award is the most prestigious award a professional in the field of world languages can receive in the State of Michigan and honors those who show a strong commitment to the profession, and the promotion of excellence in world language education.
José A. Badillo & Osvaldo Sandoval, PhD students in Hispanic Cultural Studies, are featured presenters along with Lansing mayor Virg Bernero at the 6th Annual César E. Chávez Commemorative Celebration on Friday, April 1, at MSU Kellogg Center. The event is organized by the MSU César E. Chávez Commemorative Celebration Planning Committee, Lansing's Human Relations and Community Services Department, and the LCC LUCERO Program http://www.cal.msu.edu/chavezevent/. Their graduate experiences were also featured in the State News: http://statenews.com/article/2016/02/dreamers-seek-education
Join us in celebrating the accomplishment by Doctoral students Julio C Paredes, Judit Fuente Cuesta, and Fatou Faye. Julio and Judit passed successfully their doctoral comprehensive examinations in the fall of 2015. Their dissertation proposals, on nineteenth-century Austral American masculinities and women’s power and affectivity in Spanish media respectively, were also approved and now Julio and Judit are ABDs (All But Dissertation) and PhD candidates in Hispanic Cultural Studies. Also, last December, Fatou defended successfully her doctoral dissertation "Femme, religion et littérature: La place de l'Islam dans l'écriture féminine sénégalaise francophone" under the direction of professor S. Babana-Hampton. Fatou is now the recipient of a PhD in French Language and Literature from Michigan State University.
May 11, 2016, 5:00 PM: Deadline for electronic submissions of Master’s thesis and Doctoral dissertations (defended in spring 2016) to ProQuest /Graduate School for final approval. More information: http://grad.msu.edu/events/events.aspx?id=258 and http://grad.msu.edu/etd/Graduate School false YYYY/MM/DD
Date: 5:00 PM, 6 July 2016
Where/whom: Ethan Watrall, Associate Director, MATRIX : email@example.com
Applications for the 2016-2017 Cultural Heritage Informatics Grad Fellowship program are now open. Completed application packages for
2016-2017 must be received by 5pm (EST) on July 6th, 2016. For information on the Cultural Heritage Informatics Grad Fellowship program, please review attached call for applicants or visit http://chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships. For further information, please contact Ethan Watrall (firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>)
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Wednesdays 11:30-12:30pm & 1:45-2:45pm
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