Romance Languages Advising & Global Connections–Tykeson Advising

Romance Languages Advising

The Department of Romance Languages highly encourages RL majors and minors to work closely with their Assigned RL Advisor to assure they stay on track to graduate, and get the most out of their experience with us.  Think of your Assigned RL Advisor as your departmental mentor.  An RL advisor will be assigned to you once you declare a major or minor.

Declare a major or minor in French, Italian, Spanish or Romance Languages (including Portuguese) by starting a Chat with the Global Connections Flight Path team of Tykeson to make an appointment:

The following Self-Advising Checklists also contain information on degree requirements including eligible classes:

MINOR– Fr, Ital, SpanItalian Major– Lang & CultureSpan Major– Lit & Culture
French MajorItalian Major– Italian StudiesSpan Major- Lang & Society
Romance Languages Major [Span Experiential Learning Req.]*

*NOTE–The Experiential Learning Requirement for Spanish majors has been WAIVED for AY 22-23 following the pandemic and as it is being re-imagined within the new GSL. (The linked doc above is for past reference purposes only.)

Who is my Assigned RL Advisor?

  • Find your assigned advisor at the top of your Degree Guide in Duckweb
  • Find your assigned advisor in the Navigate Student app (go to Resources > People)
  • Find your assigned advisor in the Navigate site (Your Success Team box)

What assistance can my Assigned RL Advisor provide me?

Please Contact your Assigned RL Advisor for assistance with course selection, schedule planning, prerequisites, RL degree questions, integrating study abroad with your major or minor, making sure you are on track to graduate, and any other questions related to your major or minor within the Department of Romance Languages.

What types of questions can the Global Connections Flight Path team answer?

Alternatively, the Global Connections Flight Path team of Tykeson can also answer quick questions about course selection, schedule planning, prerequisites and RL degree requirements; as well as general UO requirements.

How do I declare a major or minor in French, Italian, Spanish, or Romance Languages?

To declare a major or minor – or to ask questions about RL classes – please schedule an appointment with the Global Connections Flight Path team of Tykeson College and Career Advising. [See Chat below]. 

The Global Connections Advising Team in Tykeson works closely with the Department of Romance Languages to ensure students have a clear understanding of major and minor requirements. 

During your appointment, the Global Connections advisor – Courtney Garcia, Adam HinkleyBethany Runsten or Alyssa Hernon – will provide an overview of RL major/minor requirements, assist in course selection, cover basic study abroad possibilities, and officially send your major or minor declaration to the Registrar.

The Department of Romance Languages will then assign you an RL Advisor, whose name will appear at the top of your Degree Guide (on Duckweb), and with whom you can consult in the future.

How do I schedule a remote appointment with a Global Connections Advisor?


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If you’re exploring the full range of majors that might match your interests and strengths, we encourage you to connect with the Tykeson College and Career Advising Team.

Click here to chat with Tykeson's Front Desk about appointments or drop-in advising
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Tykeson Academic and Career Advisors will help you clarify your interests, meet academic requirements, discuss career possibilities with Career Readiness Coaches, and put you in touch with the many resources available to help you succeed.

The Tykeson College and Career Advising team can also help with introductory advising on majors/minors in Romance Languages, and help you integrate activities to help with career preparation, answer your questions about core education and university policies and procedures, and connect you with other resources for student success.

The Global Connections Flight Path team of Tykeson also now handles all Declarations of Romance Languages Majors and Minors (French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Romance Languages).