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College of Arts and Letters | Michigan State University


Connects you to past, present, and future social and political issues, using creative and critical approaches

Uses literature, film, history, visual arts, drama, and other media to understand political and social change, similarities and differences between people, diverse values, ethics, and perspectives, changing conditions and their effects on people and societies

Provides a sustained concentration on issues and methods most important to employers in many fields: creative and analytical thinking; group problem solving; global awareness and concern; breadth of knowledge and experience; language fluency

Director's Welcome
GSAH is an exciting, flexible major in the College of Arts and Letters. It makes a great option as a Major, Second Major, Minor, or Cognate. Explore your options here on the website, or contact us for more information!



2014 GSAH Scholarship for Study Abroad

Congratulations to the 2014 GSAH Study Abroad Scholarship recipients:

Bonnie Hardin (Tours, France)

Lauren Ross (London, UK and Paris, France)

Upcoming Events

9/9 - Diana Matar

"Evidence: Photography and Political Disappearance." 7 PM, MSU Main Library, North Conference Room.

11/7 - Joseph A. Buttigieg

"The Subaltern in Gramsci's Writings: Genealogy of a Concept." 

Past Events

Valerie Morignat

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies is hosting the upcoming artist-in-residence events with Valerie Morignat, French digital photographer, filmmaker and professor of digital and film studies at the University of Montpelier III, France.  GSAH is a co-sponsor of the Morignat events.


Symposium: "Innovation and Narratives of Possible Worlds in Digital Humanities and Visual Arts"


Film-Editing Workshop

11/15 - Giorgio Bertellini (Univ. of Michigan) 

"Conveniently Authoritarian:  Valentino, Mussolini, and the Celebrity Culture in 1920s America."  Friday 11/15, 4:00 - 6:00 pm in Wells Hall B-342.

2/6-2/7  - Muslim Studies Presentation

The Lebanese Civil Wars: History, Politics, Memory

Japan Week

For flyer, click here.

3/11 - Translating "3.11: Temporary Shelter" Fifty Tanka on Flight, Vigil, and Impermanence."  4:00 - 5:00 PM in 303 International Center.

3/13 - Raising One Voice at a Time: An Evening of Poetry by japanese Students at MSU.  4:30 - 5:30 PM in Wells Hall B-310.

3/14 - Film and Discussion: Pray for Japan.  4:00 - 5:00 PM in Wells Hall B-310.

3/18 - Sonobe Ball Origami Workshop: Joining Hands Toward Tomorrow.  4:00 - 5:30 PM in Wells Hall

Cyril Payen - Public Talk

3/20/14, 4:00 - 6:00 PM in Big Ten C Meeting Room (Kellogg Center)