Course Syllabus: French Culture 101
with CEU Certificate*
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 meeting and 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.
This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.
Lesson 1: Welcome to France! - An Introduction to the Country and its People
Lesson 2: Preparing to Travel to France
Lesson 3: Doing Business in France
Lesson 4: A Brief History of France and it's People
Lesson 5: French Holidays and Dates to Remember
Lesson 6: Dining in France
Lesson 7: Things to Do in France
Lesson 8: Dealing with Transportation
Lesson 9: French Morals and Values
Lesson 10: French Lifestyle
Lesson 11: Interesting Things about France
Lesson 12: Political Landscape of France Today
Lesson 13: Frenchmen (and Women) Who Left Their Mark: Past and Present
Lesson 14: Avoiding Stereotypes
|Lesson 1: Welcome to France! – An Introduction to the Country and its People||9|
|Preparing to Travel||100|
|Lesson 2: Preparing to Travel to France||9|
|Doing Business In France||100|
|Lesson 3: Doing Business in France||8|
|History of France||100|
|Lesson 4: A Brief History of France and it's People||10|
|Lesson 5: French Holidays and Dates to Remember||10|
|Dining in France||100|
|Lesson 6: Dining in France||10|
|Things To Do||100|
|Lesson 7: Things to Do in France||8|
|Lesson 8: Dealing with Transportation||10|
|Lesson 9: French Morals and Values||10|
|Lesson 10: French Lifestyle||10|
|Lesson 11: Interesting Things about France||9|
|Lesson 12: Political Landscape of France Today||9|
|Famous French Women||100|
|Lesson 13: Frenchmen (and Women) Who Left Their Mark: Past and Present||10|
|The Final Assignment||100|
|Lesson 14: Avoiding Stereotypes||10|
|The Final Exam||65|