The Department Office is located in the Student & Faculty Support (SF) building, Room 442
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dept. Phone: (510) 885-3211
Monique Manopoulos, Ph.D. University of Iowa
Amy June Rowley, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Meiling Wu (Chair), Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton
Marcelo Paz, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
Jesús Díaz-Caballero, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
Faculty Area Coordinators
- American Sign Language Coordinator - Amy June Rowley
- Chinese & Japanese Coordinator - Meiling Wu
- French Coordinator - Monique Manopoulos
- Spanish Coordinator - Marcelo Paz
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.
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.
About the Department
Use our university website link to learn more about what the Modern Languages and Literatures Department has to offer.
- Beyond the Classroom
- And more…
ProgramsBachelor of Arts
CoursesModern Languages and LiteraturesModern Languages and Literatures: American Sign LanguageModern Languages and Literatures: ChineseModern Languages and Literatures: FrenchModern Languages and Literatures: JapaneseModern Languages and Literatures: SpanishModern Languages and Literatures: Spanish-American Literature and CultureModern Languages and Literatures: Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture