Department News

"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

Radio Goethe:

"On the Way to Sustainability: Germany’s Energiewende"

Wednesday, October 19,SSU Ballroom B/C, Student Center 1:00-1:50 p.m, Patrick Heinz, Consulate General of Germany, will talk about Germany’s energy transformation, known as "Energiewende," and examine its implementation. He will also explain the challenges that arise on Germany’s way to sustainability. There will be time for discussion after the presentation.

Capstone Seminar in Spanish Literature

Thursday, May 12, Salazar Hall 1051, 1:00-2:50 p.m., "La literatura hispana y las tecnologías de la información y comunicación." Senior research projects presented by Sonoma State students of Spanish. Open to the public. Presentations will be in Spanish.

French Senior Seminar

Thursday, May 12, Stevenson Hall 1028, 1:00-2:50 p.m., . Senior research projects presented by Sonoma State students of French. Open to the public. Presentations will be in French.

SYRCE Symposium Spring 2016

Tuesday, May 17, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Student presentations from the Arts & Humanities Second Year Research and Creative Experience courses.

German FLTA Presents "The EU in World Politics"

Tuesday, May 3, Bennett Valley Room, Student Center, 7:00 p.m., "The EU in World Politics." German Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Jonas Richter of the University of Wuppertal in Germany will present his final talk at SSU. The presentation and discussion are open to the entire campus. For more information on the Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant program and Jonas Richter, visit

Call for Phi Beta Delta Nominations

SSU’s honor society for international scholars, is seeking nominations for its 2016 new members. Deadline is April 21, 2016. Contact Michaela Grobbel, for details.

Tutoring times and locations (as updated)

Currently enrolled students can check here for the availability of their assigned class tutor.

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, 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