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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Hayward Hills Campus MapThe 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

Associate Professors

Marcelo Paz, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati


Assistant Professor

Gabriela Diaz-Davalos, Ph.D. Temple 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.

About the Department

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    Bachelor of Arts



      Modern 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