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2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies

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



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

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

Meling Wu (Modern Languages and Literatures), Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton

Associate Professors

Elkin 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


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 eighteen to nineteen (18-19) units in International Studies, Culture and Society, Geography, Economics, Political Science, and Humanities, plus a foreign language requirement. The upper division requirements include a methods course, a twentieth century History course, and two INTS courses (a senior seminar and an international field experience). The student will complete the major with twelve to sixteen (12-16) units of international coursework with a particular emphasis.

About the Program

Use our university website link to learn more about what Global Studies has to offer.


    Bachelor of Arts



      International Studies