This course is intended to expand a student's knowledge of the culture, literature, and history of France and its connection to the Francophone World. Through a range of texts, paintings, songs, dishes, and films hailing from France and a variety of Francophone countries, we will explore the unique social culture of the Francophone world. Students will explore French architecture, painting, the theater and cinema, music, sport, and tourism. Students will be encouraged to go beyond the stereotypes in order to gain a more in-depth and sophisticated understanding of  French culture. We will review grammar, vocabulary, and spelling concepts via bimonthly projects and presentations. Enthusiasm for speaking and writing French is essential!