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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

Drop-in Advising Hours Schedule


12:30-1:00 Spanish major declaration
1:00-4:00 General drop-in advising

8:00-10:30 General drop-in advising

11:00-11:30 Spanish major declaration
11:30-2:00 General drop-in advising

9:00-9:30 Spanish major declaration
9:30-12:00 General drop-in advising


Advising Office: Room 213, Friendly Hall

Advising is done on a drop-in basis only.  No appointment needed!


Director of Undergraduate Studies
Cecilia Enjuto Rangel
417 Friendly Hall

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