French Advising

French Open House: Wed, October 27, 7PM Information on Pre-Registration & Study Abroad!

Join French Faculty for Info on the French Major & Certificate, Spring 2022 Courses, and Study Abroad in France & the Francophone World! To receive the Zoom invitation, you must first enroll in the French Special Interest Group on Glowby Wed, Oct 27, at 5PM. It’s fast and easy!

General Questions about French Courses 

We have a wonderful program of courses in French Language (RLFR 101-106) and Francophone Literature, Cinema, and Culture (RLFR 200-450). For a full list of courses in 2021-22, see the Course Catalog. For questions on individual courses, email the French Professor and find out more! If you are a First-Year or Sophomore, you can also contact your First-Year & Sophomore Advisor for help.

French Advising: For French Major & Certificate

During their first 2 years at Williams, students meet with their First-Year and Sophomore Advisors for guidance on courses choices and academic life. In the spring of their sophomore year, students declare their majors, concentrations, and certificates. During their final 2 years at Williams, students meet with faculty advisors in their majors and concentrations. In the Williams French Program, our majors and certificate students meet with the designated French Advisors. Here are the French Advisors for 2021-22:

How to Declare the French Major or French Certificate

If you are a rising Junior or Senior and want to declare the French Major or Certificate: Bravo & Bienvenue à la spécialisation en Études françaises et francophones!

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Look at the requirements for the French Majors & French Certificate.
  2. Complete and submit the French Program’s online French Major & Certificate Declaration Form. If you cannot get to the form with the link, copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://forms.gle/r9RipsGnTmHk4X2B9
  3. Email one of the French Advisors (Professors Martin, Pieprzak, & Saint-Just in 2021-22) and make an appointment to discuss the courses in your French Major & Certificate Declaration Form.
  4. Once your French Advisor approves the study plan on your French Major & Certificate Declaration Form, you should then complete and submit the Registrar’s (different but similar) Major or Certificate (Concentration) Declaration Form. You have now officially declared the French Major or Certificate!