Online Class: French Culture 101
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Welcome to our course on French culture. Throughout this course, we'll offer students a brief introduction to the country and its people. We'll cover necessary issues for your travel preparations to France, including the need for visas or passports. We'll show you ways to stay healthy and safe in France, as well as how to deal with emergencies.
Whether you're traveling to France for business or pleasure, it's important to follow French customs and etiquette. Business travelers should understand how business meetings are approached, and the protocols involved in business negotiations in order to foster positive business relations.
We'll also introduce students to a brief history of France and its people, French holidays and important dates to remember. France is known as the culinary capital of the world, but it's also a very diverse and interesting country, whose regions offer a variety of culinary specialties and dining experiences. In France, visitors can enjoy anything from street food to gourmet delights in every region of the country.
Major cities in France offer a variety of highlights, entertainments and venues, including Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux and Brittany. Whether you want to visit the D-Day beaches of Normandy or spend a few days exploring French cathedrals, you'll find what you're looking for in France. When it comes to transportation, learn the basics, including how to purchase tickets for major train networks or what you need to do to rent a car or ride a bus.
We'll also discuss French lifestyle, including social behavior, common traditions, and French morals and values. We'll also offer students some fun and interesting facts about France, its culture, and geography. Understanding the political landscape of France today is important for business travelers and vacationers, as are highlights of French men and women who have left an indelible mark on the history and culture of France.
We hope this course will help students avoid stereotyping France or its people, and serve to offer tips and suggestions on how to gain the most benefits, memories and experiences from your journey to France.
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Lesson 1: Welcome to France! - An Introduction to the Country and its PeopleWelcome to this introductory course on French culture and behavior. France is a beautiful country, filled with history, art and people from all walks of life.
Lesson 2. Preparing to Travel to FranceBefore traveling anywhere, it's important to know where you're going and how to get there. In this lesson, we'll introduce topics such as the need for visas and passports to France.
Lesson 3. Doing Business in FranceWhen it comes to doing business in France, there are a number of behaviors of which international travelers should be aware.
Lesson 4. A Brief History of France and it's PeopleWe mentioned in an earlier lesson the importance of understanding the culture of countries that you are visiting, whether it is for business or for pleasure.
Lesson 5. French Holidays and Dates to RememberLike many western European countries, France celebrates "traditional" holidays including Christmas, New Year's Day, and All Saints' Day.
Lesson 6. Dining in FranceWhen many people think of French cooking, they automatically picture rich, creamy recipes, heavy on the wine and cream, fancy desserts and pastries, and most of all, the calories!
Lesson 7. Things to Do in FranceWhether you're in France for business or pleasure, try to schedule a little free time for yourself.
Lesson 8. Dealing with TransportationBecause of its location, travelers have the ability to arrive in France by way of a number of transportation venues: air, sea, rail, or car. However, traveling in France also requires a bit of knowledge regarding the transportation systems, including rail
Lesson 9. French Morals and ValuesWhen traveling abroad, don't expect every country to have the same values and morals as you do. Cultures around the world are different. What may not be acceptable in America is perfectly common and acceptable in France or another country, and vice versa.
Lesson 10. French LifestyleAs we've mentioned before, when visiting any country, it's important to understand the lifestyle of its inhabitants.
Lesson 11. Interesting Things about FranceYou can never know everything there is to know about a country without visiting it. However, before you visit France, read up on its history, its geography, and its people.
Lesson 12. Political Landscape of France TodayA study the political history of France could fill textbooks. In this lesson, we merely strive to give you a brief overview of the French legal system and government.
Lesson 13. Frenchmen and Women Who Left Their Mark: Past and PresentLike other countries throughout the world, France has its share of famous individuals, past and present. The French have offered to the world a variety of leaders: military, explorers, monarchs, and inventors.
Lesson 14. Avoiding StereotypesWhile all of us are guilty of stereotyping at one time or another, it's especially important to avoid stereotyping and believing myths about certain cultures or behaviors when traveling abroad.
Lesson 15 Useful PhrasesHere are some useful words and phrases while traveling in France.
Additional Course Information
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Course Title: French Culture 101Course Number: 8900273Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: General EducationCEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsInstructor: Nancy FillipSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00
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Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe preparing to travel to France.
- Describe doing business in France.
- Summarize the history of France and it's people.
- Summarize French holidays and dates to remember.
- Describe dining in France.
- Summarize things to do in France and dealing with transportation.
- Identify French morals and values.
- Describe French lifestyle and the political landscape.
- Summarize French men and women who left their mark: past and present.
- Summarize avoiding stereotypes, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An Introduction Assignment 5 Lesson 1: Welcome to France! – An Introduction to the Country and its People Exam 9 Preparing to Travel Assignment 100 Lesson 2: Preparing to Travel to France Exam 9 Doing Business In France Assignment 100 Lesson 3: Doing Business in France Exam 8 History of France Assignment 100 Lesson 4: A Brief History of France and it's People Exam 10 Holidays Assignment 100 Lesson 5: French Holidays and Dates to Remember Exam 10 Dining in France Assignment 100 Lesson 6: Dining in France Exam 10 Things To Do Assignment 100 Lesson 7: Things to Do in France Exam 8 Transportation Assignment 100 Lesson 8: Dealing with Transportation Exam 10 Lesson 9: French Morals and Values Exam 10 What Do They Mean? Assignment 100 Lesson 10: French Lifestyle Exam 10 Interesting Facts Assignment 100 Lesson 11: Interesting Things about France Exam 9 Politicl Landscape Assignment 100 Lesson 12: Political Landscape of France Today Exam 9 Famous French Women Assignment 100 Lesson 13: Frenchmen (and Women) Who Left Their Mark: Past and Present Exam 10 The Final Assignment Assignment 100 Lesson 14: Avoiding Stereotypes Exam 10 The Final Exam Exam 65 FINAL THOUGHTS Assignment 100 New Things Assignment 100 Total Points: 1602
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