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Major Requirements

Requirements for each major are listed below. We urge students to consult their advisors regularly, both to create balanced programs and avoid mistakes in course selection.

FrenchItalianSpanish, or Romance Languages

All courses for the major must be taught in the target language and address the target cultureReadings in courses taken for the major must be in the target language.  Internship credits (always taken Pass/No Pass) DO NOT apply toward major or minor requirements.

French

Forty-eight graded credits in French (passed with grades of C- or better) are required beyond second-year French, distributed as follows:

 48 credits
Culture et langage: la France contemporaine (FR 301)   4
Culture et langage: Le Monde francophone contemporain (FR 302*/303)   4
Adv. Writing in FR (FR 416) OR FR-ENG Translation (FR 425**)   4
French Surveys (FR 312, 317, 318, 319) or equivalent (NB:students who have taken FR 303 will NOT receive credit for FR 312)  12
12 credits of French Literature, Film, or Translation numbered 330 or above (IN RESIDENCE on the Eugene campus), at least 8 credits of which must be at the 400 level; RL 407 okay if course work is completed in the target language.  12
12 credits of French electives (e.g. courses in literature, linguistics, film, grammar, culture) must be upper division, taught in French, and address the culture(s) of the French-speaking world  12

*FR 302 is a new course and may be used toward electives if student has already taken FR 303
**FR 425 may not be used to satisfy more than one requirement

Italian

Forty-eight graded credits in Italian (passed with grades of C- or better) are required beyond second-year Italian, distributed as follows:

48 credits
Cultura e lingua: L’Italia contemporanea (ITAL 301)
4
Cultura e lingua: società, economia, politica (ITAL 303)
4
Oral Skills (ITAL 307), two terms OR Other 300-level language course
4
Italian Survey (ITAL 317, 318, 319) or equivalent
12
12 credits of Italian Literature beyond the survey courses (IN RESIDENCE on the Eugene campus), at least 8 credits of which must be at the 400 level; RL 407 okay if course work is completed in the target language (NB: ITAL 341 does not count toward the major)
12
12 credits of Italian Electives:
(e.g. courses in literature, linguistics, film, grammar, culture) must be upper division, taught in Italian, and address the culture(s) of the Italian-speaking world
12

Spanish

Forty-eight graded credits in Spanish (passed with grades of C- or better) are required beyond second-year Spanish, distributed as follows:

Concentration I: Literature and Culture

48 credits
Two courses chosen from Cultura y lengua: identidades hispanas (SPAN 301),expresiones artsticas (SPAN 303), cambios sociales (SPAN 305), (NB: SPAN 308 fulfills elective credit only for this concentration)
8
SPAN 311 Advanced Writing in Spanish for 2nd language learners OR
SPAN 312 Spanish in the Media: Advanced Writing for Spanish heritage learners
4
Three courses chosen from Surveys of Hispanic Literatures (SPAN 316 or 341, 317 or 342,  318 or 343, 319 or 344) or equivalent
12
12 credits of Spanish Literature, Film, or Translation
-taught in Spanish
-IN RESIDENCE on the Eugene Campus
-one course numbered 348 or above, two courses
-two courses from 407, 410 (Escritura creativa), 425, 436-490; RL 407 (if course work is completed in the target language) (NB: SPAN 420, 424 and 428 fulfill elective credit only for this concentration)
12
12 credits of Spanish electives (e.g. courses in literature, linguistics, film, grammar, culture) must be upper division, taught in Spanish, and address the culture(s) of the Spanish-speaking world
12
 Experiential Learning: Academic experience that involves using the Spanish language outside the classroom: SPAN 199 immersion in Global Scholars Hall, at least 1 term of study abroad in Spanish, PLE, field work component of existing class. Must involve at least 30 hours of work per term.

 

Concentration II: Language and Society

 48 credits
 SPAN 308 Comunidades bilingües      4
Choose 1 course from:
SPAN 301 Identidades hispanas
SPAN 303 Expresiones artísticas
SPAN 305 Cambio social 
 4
SPAN 311 Advanced Writing (L2 learners)
SPAN 312 Spanish in the Media (heritage learners)
  8
SPAN 320 Intensive Span Grammar Review
SPAN 322 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 324 Spanish Phonetics
 12

12 credits of Spanish Linguistics or translation:
-taught in Spanish
-IN RESIDENCE on the Eugene Campus
-Choose 3 courses from 348, 420, 424, 425, 428

 12
12 credits of Spanish electives:
Courses in literature, linguistics, film, grammar, culture; must be upper division, taught in Spanish, and address the culture(s) of the Spanish-speaking world
 12
 Experiential Learning: Academic experience that involves using the Spanish language outside the classroom: SPAN 199 immersion in Global Scholars Hall, at least 1 term of study abroad in Spanish, PLE, field work component of existing class. Must involve at least 30 hours of work per term.

 

Romance Languages

Forty-eight graded credits in two Romance languages (passed with grades of C- or better) are required beyond the second-year language sequence, distributed as follows:

*NOTE: Romance languages majors must complete a minimum of 12 credits in literature, film, translation, or linguistics courses IN RESIDENCE on the Eugene campus.  At least 8 credits of these 12 must be in courses numbered 407 or higher.

First Romance Language
32 credits
Language courses
12
Literature survey sequence (three from FR 312, 317, 318, 319 or ITAL 317, 318, 319 or three from SPAN 316 or 341, 317 or 342, 318 or 343, 319 or 344)
12
Additional literature, film, translation, or linguistics courses taught in the target language
8
Second Romance Language
16 credits
Language courses
8
Literature, film, translation, or linguistics courses taught in the target language
8

Drop-In Advising for declaration of a Major can be done in the RL Advising Office 213 Friendly Hall
Contact: 346-0955 / rladvise@uoregon.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Karen McPherson
224 Friendly Hall
541-346-4048
ksmcpher@uoregon.edu