For students with advanced or native French, a gateway to the French major focusing on global humanities in French. Key French-language humanistic cultural contributions as organized around comparative themes, regions, and eras. From Montesquieu’s Enlightenment Les Lettres persanes to Satrapi’s franco-Iranian graphic memoir Persepolis, the French to the Haitian Revolution, and African philosophy to French existentialism. Cultural objects including novels, films, poems, and paintings, as well as critical and historical writing—in digestible bites. Frequent, diverse writing assignments and group work. A foundation for lifelong cultural navigation/enrichment in French. Recommended prerequisite: native speaker status, AP French exam score of 5, or other advanced French preparation in secondary schooling.