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Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary program that  consists of a core of Ethnic Studies courses and support courses in other departments in the university. The curriculum is multidisciplinary as well as interdisciplinary. The major helps the student qualify for graduate work in social sciences, law, and humanities, and for work in municipal, state, and federal government. Of equal importance are the advantages the major provides to work in community service organizations concerned with opportunities and problems of various ethnic and racial groups.

The online BA in Ethnic Studies degree offers two options:

  • Asian American Studies:  The Asian American Studies option consists of 20 units of elective courses, chosen from a list which focuses on one of the major ethnic groups in the United States and its developing relationship to the larger society. (Will be removed after Fall Semester 2018)
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies . (Will be added after Fall Semester 2018)
  • Genders and Sexualities in Communities of Color:  The Genders and Sexualities in Communities of Color option consists of 20 units of elective courses, chosen from a list which focuses on the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality through a variety of expressive and rhetorical modes.

Contact Information

Department of Ethnic Studies
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
California State University, East Bay
Meiklejohn Hall 4006
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542-3095
Tel: 510.885.3851
Dr. Carlos Salomon, Department Chair
Contact: Dr. Luz Calvo, Professor & Ethnic Studies Online Majors Advisor
E-mail: luz.calvo@csueastbay.edu

Human Development is an interdisciplinary program that:

  • integrates theory and methodology from disciplines such as anthropology, biology, linguistics, psychology, and sociology
  • explores the processes and mechanisms underlying developmental change and stability across the lifespan, and the socio-cultural and historical contexts in which development takes place

The online BA in Human Development degree offers three options:

  • Adult Development and Gerontology
    The Adult Development and Gerontology option consists of 20 units of required and elective courses that focus on early, middle, and late adulthood. By choosing from the elective courses, students may decide to focus on adulthood, or aging, or both.
  • Women’s Development
    The Women’s Development option consists of 20 units of required and elective courses, which focus on women’s social, psychological, cultural, and biological development.
  • Early Childhood Development
    The Early Childhood Development option consists of 20 units of required and elective courses that focus on the years from birth to age five.

Contact Information

Department of Human Development
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
California State University, East Bay
Meiklejohn Hall 3069
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542-3095
Keri O'Neal, Department Chair
Contact: Danielle Lowen, Admin Support Coordinator
Tel: 510.885.3076
Fax: 510.885.3071
E-mail: danielle.lowen@csueastbay.edu

The Business Administration degree completion program is structured around a set of core courses enabling students to develop general business perspective and skills. Students are required to choose an area of specialization (option) corresponding to their desired career path. In addition, the program allows students flexibility to customize their program by choosing business elective courses. These electives may be chosen to further strengthen their preparation in their chosen option or to explore other subjects. The program is designed to encourage students to actively participate in shaping their program to fit their individual needs. 

Contact Information

Student Service Center
College of Business and Economics
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542
Tel: 510.885.3376
Claire Abshire, Student Service Professional
e-mail: claire.abshire@csueastbay.edu

The B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism program focuses on the people skills, problem solving skills and creativity needed to be an excellent hospitality professional. Understanding why people are seeking “the good life” is critical to delivering superior services that bring the guest back for return visits. We want to instill that “can do attitude” that employers are seeking.

Students graduating with a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism from Cal State East Bay will learn the following skills:

  • know the structure, function and complexity of the hospitality and tourism industry including the economic, cultural and environmental impacts, and how professional services can improve the lives of the people they serve.
  • demonstrate significant knowledge of innovative and creative leadership, management, and evaluation of service quality and consumer needs.
  • be able to clearly articulate (speak and write), ethical, philosophical, historical, current best practices and administrative foundations of our profession.
  • be able to conduct a simple research study in the profession, including a literature review, data collection and analysis, conclusions based on evidence, and providing accurate referencing for all sources.
  • be able to treat all people with dignity and respect while promoting and encouraging individuals, communities and organizations to achieve the highest quality of life.
  • demonstrate awareness of technological advancements and their incorporation in the field of hospitality.

Contact Information

Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
College of Education and Allied Studies
California State University, East Bay
Art and Education Bldg. 246
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542-3095
Tel: 510.885.3043
Dr. Christopher Chamberlain, Department Chair
E-mail: hrt@csueastbay.edu

The Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism prepares students to become leaders in the leisure and hospitality sectors where they work to create opportunities for people to experience the highest quality of life possible. The purpose of the curriculum is to develop understanding of the importance of leisure in today's fast paced world and how as professionals they can have a positive impact on people, programs and communities. Students are provided educational opportunities, which will develop their ability to organize, plan, and manage leisure, hospitality, and community service resources in diverse communities.

Leisure is the second largest income-producing sector in the world's economy and is the world's largest employer. Students are professionals upon graduation gaining positions where responsibilities are varied and opportunities are endless.

The department's experiential learning philosophy creates experiences where learning content happens while actually creating programs, events, and experiences for the people they want to serve. Helping people achieve a more satisfying quality of life is the job of all leisure professionals. Managers in public leisure services and parks, and recreation therapy are just a few of the fields open to our majors.

The Leadership in Hospitality and Leisure Services department:

  • is student-centered
  • has faculty who are friendly and accessible
  • uses former industry professionals as faculty
  • values students with part-time and full-time jobs
  • is dedicated to graduating students efficiently

The BS in Recreation degree offers two options:

  • Leisure Management
  • Recreation Therapy

Contact Information

Department of Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism
College of Education and Allied Studies
California State University, East Bay
Art and Education Bldg. 246
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542-3095
Tel: 510.885.3043
Dr. Christopher Chamberlain, Department Chair
e-mail: hrt@csueastbay.edu

Through a 10-course, 15-month program, the Masters of Science in Education, Option in Online Teaching and Learning (OTL) meets the needs of professionals by striving to meet the following objectives:

Program Objectives

  • To give graduates a thorough knowledge of the pedagogy of online teaching and learning, from synchronous versus asynchronous learning and instructional design for students with disabilities to the variety of technology tools that can be used
  • To prepare graduates to create complete online courses, all built on up-to-date best practices in OTL, from whatever current teaching or training materials they now use
  • To give graduates the confidence and experience to design, implement, and teach effective online courses
  • To allow educators and trainers, who already design, implement, or teach online courses, to enhance their levels of expertise by updating their skills and knowledge of evolving best practices in online learning.

Contact Information

Online Teaching and Learning Program
College of Education and Allied Studies
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542-3095
Tel: 510.885.4496
Fax: 510.885.4498
Ayellee Adam, Program Manager
E-mail: ayellee.adam@csueastbay.edu

This program has an option for qualified applicants to also earn a preliminary California Administrative Services Credential.

The online-only format makes the program convenient for anyone in the world, not just those who live or work in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Students can look forward to a hands-on, rigorous curriculum in which both the instructors and fellow students provide detailed feedback on each student's work. Students can communicate with their instructors and advisors in a variety of ways: email, telephone, chat room office hours and/or videoconference.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the Online M.S. in Educational Leadership will be able to:

  • Explain major theories of organizational leadership as well as understand management skills related to school law, finance and professional development.
  • Demonstrate skills required of educational leaders including finding and using data to define issues, conducting local research, developing clear oral and written communications, and using effective collaboration strategies.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge and the ability to evaluate the significance and validity of the research and literature in their area of research.

Students are expected to demonstrate these literacy competencies throughout the required coursework for the degree.

Contact Information

Department of Educational Leadership
College of Education and Allied Studies
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542
Tel: 707.363.3035
Nancy Jordan, Program Facilitator 
nancy.jordan@csueastbay.edu

The Online MS in Health Care Administration program has been designed to provide working health care professionals with the knowledge, skill sets, and abilities needed to be effective health care administrators and managers. Health care delivery is undergoing rapid growth and change in the U.S., a change that has accelerated in the 21st century. As a result, the responsibilities of health care administrators and managers are continuously being redefined. In this dynamic environment, organizations must manage for continuous improvement and maintain flexibility to respond to the latest challenges. This underscores the constant need for health care professionals to keep pace with new knowledge and gain new skills.

The Online MS in Health Care Administration program seeks to develop professionals who understand how to manage non-profit, for-profit, and voluntary health care organizations in effective and innovative ways and who can help health care organizations successfully meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment. Students in the MS in Health Care Administration program acquire the analytical skills needed to explore new models of health care delivery and organizational design. They also develop the leadership skills needed to discover and implement creative solutions to problems in the current health care system.

Contact Information

Toni Fogarty, PhD, MPH
Grad Coordinator
toni.fogarty@csueastbay.edu  

Tel: 707.363.3035

In our very diverse world, managing organizations is increasingly more complex. A Master's of Science in Recreation and Tourism will provide an in-depth understanding of the fast moving, increasingly complex challenges in the world of recreation. Through the exploration of literature and theories graduates will be better prepared for the world's legal, personal, and ethical dilemmas presented in their work environments.

This program is offered completely online. It will make full use of interactive, online learning activities designed to challenge and inspire growth. Students “come” to ”class” at times when they are ready to learn—not at a specific time in the evening after working all day. It is not a self-paced program. Discussions happen asynchronously. One might log on at 10 p.m. or find a classmate is awake and doing work online at 4 a.m. after his night shift. This way of learning is different. You are not only the receiver of knowledge—you are actively engaged in your own learning. You will be asked not only to absorb information, but also to discover and create knowledge. The role of the instructor is the designer of these learning challenges. This is much more like what happens in the real world of work.

Contact Information

Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
College of Education and Allied Studies
California State University, East Bay
Art and Education Bldg. 246
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542-3095
Tel: 510.885.3043
Dr. Christopher Chamberlain, Department Chair
e-mail: hrt@csueastbay.edu

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