The 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
L. Iliana Holbrook, Ph.D. University of California, Davis
Meiling Wu (Chair), Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton
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
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.
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
School of Global Humanities and Cultural Studies
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsMinorCertificate