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Peter Pietrangelo of Sault Ste. Marie presented a research paper at the 2010 John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference and Seminar held during the summer at the State University of New York in Oneonta. The conference, "Old Lessons for a New Millennium: Nature Writing and Environmentalism in the 21st Century," focused on the work of writers who contributed to the early conservation movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the work of contemporary writers who are exerting an influence on the development of early 21st century environmentalism. Read more

Peter Pietrangelo ('10)
Liberal Studies, concentrations in both English and professional communication

College of Social Sciences, Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences

Yevgeny Medvedev
Yevgeny Medvedev, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office: ARTS 261
Phone: (906) 635-2278
Fax: (906) 635-6678


School of English and Language Studies

Department of Language Studies

French Studies

Lake Superior State University’s Bachelor of Arts in French Studies has been designed to provide students with a valuable marketable formation for a variety of careers where language proficiency and cultural awareness are increasingly in demand. As a second major, it will add weight to any specialization in science as well as in the Arts.

A Success Venture

The lack of similar degree in the broad geographic area served by LSSU has led to several requests for such a program, and it is clear that our location on the boarder of bilingual Canada offers an ideal opportunity to attract both American and Canadian students. Contacts taken with various French universities demonstrate the realistic possibility of broadening the scope of LSSU international vocation.

An Expertise in Demand

The need for expertise in French and Francophone Cultural Awareness cannot be overemphasized in the perspective of modern global economic outreach. The B.A. in French Studies offers students a wider range of employment opportunities should they choose to further their education in view of a career in teaching, translation/interpretation, business, government, technology, etc. Furthermore, the uniqueness of this degree lies in its four specific complementary components: language, literature, business and civilization.

Expanding the Outreach

The idea of a BS in French for Business and International Trade was the result of consultation with LSSU Business Department, the main objective of such a degree being to provide students with the competency and the related advantages of two well-balanced, complementary fields of concentration as well as the practical experience of a valuable internship in a multicultural business environment. Such programs have proven to be highly attractive to francophone nationals from Europe and the rest of the world eager to obtain degrees from US universities.

Faculty

  • Yevgeny Medvedev
    BA 1994, University of California; M.A. 1998, Columbia University; M. Phil. 2002, Columbia University; 2009 Ph.D, University of Toronto

Academic Programs (Degree/Minor)

Possible Careers

  • Primary and Secondary Education
  • Translator
  • Communications
  • Travel Industry
  • International Business
  • Diplomacy
  • Law

 

A Great Place...

Gabrielle "Gabby" Castillo

"My favorite thing at LSSU is the diversity of people you can find, despite the fact it's a small campus." [ more ]

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