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2017-2018 CSU East Bay Catalog 
2017-2018 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies Program

Hayward Hills Campus MapThe Department Office is located on the 2nd Floor of the Robinson Hall building, Room 220
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dept Phone: (510) 885-3193


Professor Emerita

Laurie Price (Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies), Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 


Michael D. Lee (Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies), Ph.D. London School of Economics (England)

Associate Professors

Ekin Alakent (Management), Ph.D. University of Texas at Dallas

Vahid Fozdar (History), Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Maria C. Ortuoste (Political Science), Ph.D. Arizona State University

Marcelo Paz (Modern Languages and Literatures), Ph.D. University of Cincinnati

Andrew Wong (Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies), Ph.D. Stanford University

Assistant Professor

Sukari Ivester (Sociology and Social Services), Ph.D. University of Chicago

Interim Director:

Andrew D. Wong

Program Statement

The International Studies major consists of an integrated group of courses reflecting international aspects of various disciplines. It is designed to provide the student with a broad base of understanding of the interrelationship of the world community, while at the same time providing the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest. A minor in International Studies is also offered.

The International Studies major consists of a lower division requirement of twelve (12) units in Economics and Geography/Environmental Studies and, optionally, Anthropology, plus a foreign language requirement. The upper division requirements include a methods course, a twentieth century History course, and three INTS courses (an introductory upper division course, a senior seminar, and an international field experience). The student will complete the major with sixteen (16) units of international coursework with a particular emphasis and twelve (12) units selected from a list of electives.

Study Abroad

and Internships




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