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Undergraduate Studies

Over 1100 University of Oregon students currently major or minor in French, Italian, Spanish, or Romance Languages (a major which combines advanced study in two Romance languages, now including Portuguese!).

Our students explore the languages, literature and cultures of the Romance world, both modern and historical. They work on understanding, speaking, reading and writing the modern language. Our courses focus on the historical roots of these languages and cultures, on cultural production (such as prose, poetry, theater, film, criticism), and linguistic knowledge.

To expose students to the cultures of countries where Romance languages are spoken, we urge students to study in a country where their target language is spoken. Visit the UO Study Abroad page for more information.

Students who intend to pursue graduate work in Romance Languages are advised to begin a second Romance Language early in their studies. Courses in English and other literatures are also highly recommended.

To declare a major or minor in French, Italian, Spanish or Romance Languages, see one of our undergraduate advisors for a drop-in advising session (no appointment necessary).

Undergraduate Advisors

Kelley León-Howarth
Melanie Williams

Undergraduate Advising Office: Friendly 213
Phone: 346-0955

Advising Hours Schedule:

~Summer advising will take place in Friendly 213~

Thursday, June 21st  – 1:00-3:00

Monday, June 25th  – 11:30-1:30

Tuesday, July 3rd  – 9:00-11:00

Wednesday, July 11th  – 9:00-11:00

Friday, July 20th  – 11:00-1:00

Tuesday, July 24th  – 9:00-11:00

Tuesday, July 31st  – 9:00-11:00

Wednesday, August 8th  – 9:00-11:00

Wednesday, August 15th  – 10:00-12:00

Thursday, August 23rd  – 12:00-2:00

Wednesday, August 29th  – 1:00-3:00

Thursday, September 6th  – 12:00-2:00

Tuesday, September 11th  – 11:30-1:30

Declared Students Please Note: if you have a declared Romance Language (FR/SPAN/ITAL/RL) major or minor, you can only meet with your assigned advisor.  Please check your degree guide if you don’t know who that is. If an advisor from RL is not listed on your degree guide, please check with the main RL office in 102 Friendly (541-346-4021). DO NOT make appointments or go to drop in times with anyone other than your assigned advisor. Some advisors will have appointments available, and some will only have drop in times.  If the drop-in times do not work for your schedule, contact your advisor directly.


Spanish Heritage Language (SHL) Advising Hours (Summer 2018)

Drop-in Advising
No appointment necessary!

Monday, July 9 10:00-12:00

Monday, July 16 10:00-11:00

Thursday, July 19 9:00-10:00

Monday, July 23 9:00-11:00

Monday, July 30 10:00-11:00

Thursday, August 2 11:00-12:00

SHL Advising is conducted by Alex Zunterstein in room 7 Friendly Hall (located in the Friendly Hall basement, not the main floor. The basement cannot be accessed from the main floor.)

Please direct all questions about placement and our SHL program to:

Alex Zunterstein


Director of Undergraduate Studies
Gina Herrmann
220 Friendly Hall

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