We live in a multicultural world in which the importance of global perspective is emphasized more and more every day.  Language students will hopefully become responsible citizens who are well-prepared not only to contribute to improve our own society, but also that of our entire global community as well.  Students will be better prepared professionally if they obtain good communicative skills in another language.  The main objectives of the course are to acquire communicative skills in French and to create an awareness of and an appreciation for the culture of French-speaking countries.