French Advising

French Advising

French: Enrollment and Advising


Students interested in majoring or minoring in French should meet with a French advisor early in their study career. Together the student and advisor will complete a major or minor slip, listing the required courses as well as the number and type of elective courses needed by the student to complete a French major or minor. Be cautioned that requirements for the major or minor may change with each new WMU Undergraduate Catalog. The requirements applicable to each student are usually determined by the catalog year under which that student begins his/her study at WMU. Transfer students from Michigan community college are often eligible to apply the WMU catalog in effect at the time they began their studies at the 2-year institution. Your French advisor can help you determine which requirements apply to you...another good reason for meeting with your advisor as soon as possible.

How to Enroll

Students who wish to study French for the first time should enroll in FREN 1000 - Basic French I. Those students who have already studied French or had other relevant experience should take the Online Placement Exam and register according to their test results. Native speakers of French should meet with an advisor to determine an appropriate beginning course for their world language studies at WMU.

French Advisors

Vincent Desroches

Viviane Ruellot

Cynthia Running-Johnson

Vivan Steemers




Department of World Languages and Literatures
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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
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