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Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Hayward Hills Campus MapThe Department Office is located in the Music and Business building, Room 2599
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dept. Phone: (510) 885-3211


Professor Emerita

L. Iliana Holbrook, Ph.D. University of California, Davis



Meiling Wu (Chair), Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton


Associate Professors

Marcelo Paz, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati

Jesús Díaz-Caballero, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Amy June Rowley, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

Monique Manopoulos, Ph.D. University of Iowa



Juergen Hahn, Ph.D. Duke University

Shiori Hoke-Greller, M.A. San Francisco State University

David Fair, MDiv. Gateway Seminary

Huitzu Lu, Ph.D. University of Arizona

Gaelle Corvaisier, Ph.D. University La Sorbonne, Paris-France

Rie Hannon, M.A. Texas Tech University

Nancy Shuguli, M.A. Sonoma State University

Maria Del Mar Thomas, M.A. New Mexico State University


American Sign Language Coordinator: Amy June Rowley

Chinese & Japanese Coordinator: Meiling Wu

French Coordinator: Monique Manopoulos

Spanish Coordinator: Marcelo Paz


Department Statement

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (MLL) offers diverse courses in language, literature, cinema, culture.  The rich array of courses are in American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish, and in English.  The study leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in French and Spanish; Academic minors are available in American Sign Language, Chinese Language and Cultural Studies, French, Japanese, and Spanish.  Students may utilize all languages and literatures courses offered in the department as part of a special major in various areas of study. The department faculty come from a wide variety of national and academic backgrounds and have traveled extensively in the countries whose languages they are teaching. Professors have lectured and published extensively in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Language Laboratory

Currently, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures does not have a language laboratory; however, the University Library has audio and video tape collections of instructional programs in the languages currently taught, including American Sign Language. This temporary facility is located at Media, Resources and Reserves in the library.


Beyond the Classroom

School of Global Humanities and Cultural Studies


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