Join the Spanish-speaking community on the UO campus and in the Eugene/Springfield area. You will form relationships with other freshman as you get to know our campus and our local community, all while developing and enriching your skills in Spanish. We will celebrate Día de los Muertos festivities, attend talks and presentations together, dine out at a local Mexican restaurant and much more. The sessions will be conducted in English, Spanglish and Spanish.
Students explore the intersection of topics by taking the following course package*:
*Courses in the FIG package may be subject to change
SPAN 199 College Connections - FIG Seminar, 1-credit
This College Connections seminar is scheduled as remote, but will likely have in-person components in fall.
SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 5-credits
Emphasis on the development of speaking, reading, and writing skills; introduction to Hispanic culture. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish.
This FIG consist of only one co-enrolled core education course. A secondary 4 credit course is encouraged. Student may enroll in the below course in addition to SPAN 101:
LING 199 How to Learn Languages - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits
In this course we will discover how to be more successful language learners (in particular), but also better learners in general. The skills taught in this class will be transferable to any learning endeavor you might take on. We will explore how to establish personal learning goals, how to learn collaboratively as a community how to discover individual weaknesses and strengths as learners, and how to think critically and creatively about how we draw upon strengths and address weaknesses when faced with any new learning challenge. We will set individual language-learning goals and explore empirically validated learning strategies that will help reach those goals.