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Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Website

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

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

Monique Manopoulos, Ph.D. The University of Iowa

Marcelo Paz, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati

Amy June Rowley, M.S. Western Maryland College


Department Statement

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (MLL) offers courses of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in French and Spanish. Academic minors are offered in Chinese Language and Cultural Studies, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, American Sign Language, and Spanish. Elementary courses are offered also in Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, and Tagalog. Students may utilize all languages and literatures 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

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