Taught in English, this is a General Education course open to all students at all levels of study. It provides an overview of French history, as well as an introduction to key products, perspectives, and practices of contemporary French culture. Topics to be explored include religion, family and other social structures, movies, literature, fashion, sports, art, and the media. This course will also help students develop the critical thinking skills needed for more advanced courses in history and culture. No prior knowledge of French language or culture is required, and there is no pre-requisite. May count toward the culture requirement of the French Minor with advisor approval. Credit, 3 hours. Offered at least once per academic year.