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 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.
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.
February 12, 2016, 5:00 PM: Deadline to submit application to the 2016-2017 Julian Samora Endowment Scholarship. MSU internal scholarship through the Julian Samora Research Institute for Latino-based (applicant doesn’t have to be of Chicano/Latino decent) research which applicants must have specific ties to Latino scholarly subjects, such as immigrant issues, diversity, agriculture as it relates to migrant workers.
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Teaching Abroad Panel Discussion
Interested in learning about Teaching at an International School abroad after receiving Teacher Certification?
Considering Teaching English abroad?
This information session is designed for students from ALL MAJORS who are interested in teaching abroad. You will hear from panelists who have participated in a variety of teaching abroad experiences. Organizations will also be available to answer questions about their programs. The event will take place on Friday, Feb 12th @ 1:00 in Wells B122. See attached Flyer for more details.
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Deadline to submit applications for (1) Summer Support Fellowships and (2) Special College Research Abroad Monies (SCRAM) to RCS main office (email@example.com). See call for applications sent by DGS on 11/30/2015.RCS Main Office - Leann false YYYY/MM/DD
Deadline to submit faculty proposals for 2016-2017 Tech-Graduate Assistantship to RCS main office (firstname.lastname@example.org). See call for applications sent by DGS on 11/30/2015.RCS Main Office - Leann false YYYY/MM/DD
February 15, 2016, 5:00 PM: Deadline to submit application to the 2016-2017 King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship (FFF) Program at MSU. The goal of the fellowship is to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented doctoral degree graduates who enter academic careers in postsecondary education. For more information, instructions and contact: http://grad.msu.edu/fellowships/kcp.aspx or call the Graduate School at: 517-353-3220.
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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