Course Syllabus


Course Description

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.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Learning Outcomes

By 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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1: Welcome to France! – An Introduction to the Country and its People 9 points
Preparing to Travel 100 points
Lesson 2: Preparing to Travel to France 9 points
Doing Business In France 100 points
Lesson 3: Doing Business in France 8 points
History of France 100 points
Lesson 4: A Brief History of France and it's People 10 points
Holidays 100 points
Lesson 5: French Holidays and Dates to Remember 10 points
Dining in France 100 points
Lesson 6: Dining in France 10 points
Things To Do 100 points
Lesson 7: Things to Do in France 8 points
Transportation 100 points
Lesson 8: Dealing with Transportation 10 points
Lesson 9: French Morals and Values 10 points
Diversity 100 points
Lesson 10: French Lifestyle 10 points
Interesting Facts 100 points
Lesson 11: Interesting Things about France 9 points
Political Landscape 100 points
Lesson 12: Political Landscape of France Today 9 points
Famous French Women 100 points
Lesson 13: Frenchmen (and Women) Who Left Their Mark: Past and Present 10 points
The Final Assignment 100 points
Lesson 14: Avoiding Stereotypes 10 points
The Final Exam 65 points
New Things 100 points
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