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Undergraduate Program

Advisors

Program advisors for the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC) have the ability to advise students about majors, minors, transfer credit, and cluster exceptions within MLC. Advisors are also are authorized to sign off on forms to declare majors and minors, and to approve transfer credit toward a major or minor.

If you are looking to receive transfer credit for the first two years of study for a language, you need approval from an advisor of that language. All other transfer courses can be approved by anyone listed below or on the authorized signature list.

Undergraduate advisors are organized by the following areas:


Chinese

Elizabeth Weber
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese, Chinese Program Advisor
Lattimore 402
(585) 275-4251
e.e.weber@rochester.edu
Office hours for Fall 2019: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., or by appointment

Ping Pian
Associate Professor of Instruction in Chinese, Chinese Program Advisor
Lattimore 404
(585) 275-4251
ping.pian@rochester.edu
Office hours for Fall 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays 1-2 p.m., or by appointment

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Comparative Literature

Robert Doran
Program Head and Undergraduate Advisor
Lattimore 414
(585) 275-4251
robert.doran@rochester.edu
Office hours for Fall 2019: Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., or by appointment

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French

Robert Doran
Program Head and Undergraduate Advisor
Lattimore 414
(585) 275-4251
robert.doran@rochester.edu
Office hours for Fall 2019: Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., or by appointment

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German

Susan Gustafson
Program Head and Undergraduate Advisor
Lattimore 425
(585) 275-4251
susangustafson@rochester.edu
Office hours for Fall 2019: by appointment only

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Italian

Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio
Program Head and Undergraduate Advisor
Lattimore 405
(585) 275-4251
donatella.stocchi-perucchio@rochester.edu
Office hours for Fall 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m., or by appointment

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Japanese

David Holloway
Undergraduate Advisor
Lattimore 412
(585) 275-4251
david.holloway@rochester.edu
Office hours for Fall 2019: On Leave, by appointment only

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Latin American Studies

Beth Jörgensen
Undergraduate Advisor
Lattimore 422
(585) 275-4265
beth.jorgensen@rochester.edu
Office hours for spring 2019: Mondays 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 p.m., or by appointment

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Portuguese

Teresa Valdez
Program Head and Undergraduate Advisor
Douglass 305E
(585) 275-5156,
tvaldez@ur.rochester.edu
Office hours for spring 2019: by appointment only

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Russian and Russian Studies

John Givens
Program Head and Undergraduate Advisor
Lattimore 408A
(585) 276-5856
johngivens@rochester.edu
Office hours for Fall 2019: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3 p.m., or by appointment

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Spanish

Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández
Program Head (clusters, study abroad credit for clusters, Take-Five, placement appeals)
Lattimore 420
(585) 275-4257
raul.rodriguez-hernandez@rochester.edu
Office hours for spring 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 -1:50 p.m., or by appointment

Ryan Prendergast
Undergraduate Advisor (majors and minors N–Z, transfers and study abroad credit)
Lattimore 430
(585) 275-4113
ryan.prendergast@rochester.edu
Office hours for Fall 2019: On Leave, by appointment

Claudia Schaefer
Undergraduate Advisor (majors and minors A-M, transfers and study abroad credit)
Lattimore 418
(585) 275-5569
claudia.schaefer@rochester.edu
Office hours for spring 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., or by appointment

Kurt Komachi
Placement
Lattimore 427
kkomocki@ur.rochester.edu
Office hours for Fall 2019:  Tuesdays, 10:30 -11:30 a.m., Fridays, 10-11 a.m., or by appointment

 

 

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General Inquires

John Givens
Department Chair
Lattimore 408A
(585) 276-5856
johngivens@rochester.edu

Joanna Drexel
Department Manager
Lattimore 408
(585) 275-4253
joanna.drexel@rochester.edu

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