French Advising

General Questions about French Courses 

We have a wonderful program of courses in French Language (RLFR 101-107) and Francophone Literature, Cinema, & Culture (RLFR 200-450). For a full list of courses in 2022-2023, 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 can meet with any of the designated French Advisors for 2023-2024:

How to Declare the French Major or 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:
  3. Email one of the French Advisors (Professors Saint-Just, Leelah, or Martin in 2023-2024) 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 Major or Certificate (Concentration) Declaration Form. You have now officially declared the French Major or Certificate.

Again, you need to complete 2 different forms, in order to declare the French Major or Certificate: the French Program Form & the Registrar Form.