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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

10/21 - Natan Dvir

"Getting Closer: Understanding the 'Other.'" 7 PM, MSU Main Library, W-449. 

10/23 - Natan Dvir

"Ethics, Documentary Photography and Photojournalism." 3:00 - 4:30 PM, 145 Communication Arts.

11/12 - Fred Kuwornu 

Film showings, "18 IUS SOLI" and "Inside Buffalo."  7:00 - 10:00 PM, C-640 Wells Hall.

11/14 - Joseph A. Buttigieg

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

Past Events

9/9 - Diana Matar

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

9/29 - Sayed Kashu

"Being a Palestinian Israeli." 4 PM, 208 IM West.

10/15 - Terrence Wiley

"Considerations for Linguistic Landscape Analysis in the Midwest with a Few Lessons Learned from the Southwest." 4 PM, Wells B-342.