Frequently Asked Questions
How do I declare a major?
- Contact Dr. Andrew Spencer (Hagerty Hall, Room 355; 292-8485). He will give you information about the major in French or Italian and help you fill out the appropriate forms.
When should I declare a major?
- Today! We recommend that you declare your major and see your advisor as soon as possible so that you can organize a program of study that will permit you to finish your degree in a timely manner.
When do I fill out the major program form?
- Today! Start now and update it as you progress in your studies.
How do I declare a minor?
- We recommend that you contact the minor advisor for French, Professor Gloria Torrini-Roblin, or Italian, Dr. Andrew Spencer and fill out a minor program form. You will need to see your College advisor for the appropriate forms to fill out for graduation.
Who is my advisor?
- You will be assigned an advisor after declaring the major.
How do I contact my advisor and how often?
- Regular contact with your advisor is essential for staying on track and timely graduation. All advisors' office hours and contact information are available on our Directory and in Hagerty 200. You may call 292-4938 for more information.
How do I complete a major?
- Information about the courses required for a major in French in Language and Literature, Language and Culture, French for the Professions, French Studies, and Francophone Studies or a major in Italian can be found online and in the Undergraduate Handbook. You can obtain a paper copy of the handbook in the main office of the Department of French and Italian in 200 Hagerty Hall.
How do I complete a minor?
- Information about the courses required for a minor in French or Italian can be found online and in the Undergraduate Handbook. You can obtain a paper copy of the handbook in the main office of the Department of French and Italian in 200 Hagerty Hall or download the Undergraduate Handbook [pdf].
If my advisor is on leave this quarter, to whom can I address my questions?
- Contact the Coordinating Advisor in French, Professor Wynne Wong, or in Italian Professor Janice Aski.
How do I find out more about study abroad?
- For information about the programs offered in France or Francophone countries or in Italy, visit French Study Abroad Programs or Italian Study Abroad Programs. For information about costs and financial aid, contact the Office of International Affairs.
Examination Credit/Transfer Credit
How can I find out more about Examination Credit or transfer credit from another institution?
[pdf] - Some links on this page are to .pdf files. If you need these files in a more accessible format, please contact The Department of French and Italian. PDF files require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader software to open them. If you do not have Reader, you may use the following link to Adobe to download it for free at: Adobe Acrobat Reader.