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Monday, February 13
"Experiencing the Americas on Bike: From Argentina to Alaska." Talk by SSU student Guillermo Federico Aimar @ 2-3 p.m. - 104 International Hall

Guillermo will share his experiences bicycling from Patagonia/Argentina to Alaska. During his four years on the road, seeing the Americas at eye level and bicycle speed, and meeting many people from different cultures, Guillermo discovered the difference between a traveler and a tourist: He decided to step out of the tourist role as a passive observer of other cultures, who does not scratch below the surface, and instead become an interactive participant in other cultures, gaining an understanding of the deep culture of other people and places. Presented by the Zeta Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society for International Scholars at Sonoma State University. For more information about Guillermo's travels, see https://vimeo.com/138365068  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB2m2nka5Us

Tuesday, December 13th, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., SYRCE Symposium Fall 2016. Student presentations from the Arts & Humanities Second Year Research and Creative Experience courses.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6th  Undergraduate Conference on Hispanic Linguistics (UCHL) POSTER session Redwood Lounge (Stevenson 1st floor) 10:00am - Noon

Wednesday, November 16 “Greetings from France & the U.S.” Justine Le Goas PE Building, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

“French Identity under Attack” Justine Le Goas International Hall 106, 3-4 pm.

"Berlin - Symphony of a Great City"
Sunday, November 13, 3:00 p.m.
Live Music played by ALP from Berlin to the classic silent 1927 film

A special fusion of cinema and music, created by Berlin-based band ALP, mixing rock band dynamics, improvisation, and laptop electronics, with this classic silent film from 1927 taking us back in time to a Berlin of a bygone era, giving us shivers, goose bumps and a feeling of the massive energy of a megalopolis!
Where: Green Music Center, Schroeder Hall
Website: http://gmc.sonoma.edu/event/3265305-alp-aggressive-loop-productions

Radio Goethe: http://www.radiogoethe.org/

French Language Certificate for Wine Business

Students interested in pursuing studies in Wine Business might also consider pursuing the French Language Certificate for Wine Business. Contact Prof. Suzanne Toczyski, suzanne.toczyski@sonoma.edu for details.

Global Learning Experience for Freshmen

Our department offers a Freshman Learning Community in Humanities that focuses on International Education. The Global Learning Experience (MLL 161A/B) provides important GE units toward graduation, the ability to learn another language and, if desired, preparation for Study Abroad.

Masters in Spanish

A Master of Arts in Spanish is offered as a summer program through The School of Extended Education. The Priority Application deadline is in March.

Special Major: German Cultural Studies

A new Special Major in German Cultural Studies is being offered through the Interdisciplinary Studies program at SSU.
For more information contact Professor Michaela Grobbel at 664-2637, or michaela.grobbel@sonoma.edu.

The programs and courses of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures make accessible to students the languages, literatures, and cultures of France and the Francophone world, Germany and other German-speaking countries, and Spain and Latin America.


Felicitations! Herzlichen Glückwunsch! ¡Felicidades!

On behalf of the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, I would like to congratulate our students graduating in 2016! We wish you well in all your future endeavors.
- Christine Renaudin, Chair, Modern Languages & Literatures