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 cover topics about education, family, Francophonie and language, and everything about gastronomics from the regions of France. We will analyze health issues, political concerns, and environmental topics and their social impacts both regionally and internationally. 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!