An introductory course to French Studies in which students study at least one cultural and historical period and its cultural products including literature and other artistic expressions. Students learn to study this material, to analyze these cultural products and to present those analyses in essays and oral presentations, skills requisite for the major. Students have a formal advanced grammar review to sup- port accuracy of expression needed for the major. This is an integrated course addressing skills in literature, language, and culture in French. FRE 315 is pitched at the B2 CEFR level. Prerequisite: French 212 or equivalent. Fall semester.