The French Language Program offers teachers the opportunity to improve their skills, earn credit for professional development or continuing education, or qualify for a three-year MAT degree program. Teachers interested in joining the MAT program in French may apply after successful completion of two French courses in the World Languages Institute. The MAT program, which requires thirty credits of course work in French methodology, language, culture, or literature, is designed primarily for individuals already teaching French. These courses may be accepted for state certification. Details of the MAT program are available at the Department of French or its web site at http://french.rutgers.edu.
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HYBRID; 7/9 - 7/20; M-F, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM; AB-3100
ON-CAMPUS DATES: 7/9, 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/16, 7/17
ONLINE DATES: 7/13, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20
CHRISTELLE PALPACUER LEE
LET'S GO SHOPPING! REPRESENTATIONS OF CONSUMPTION IN FRANCE FROM THE FIRST DEPARTMENT STORE TO THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION (CR. 3.)
HYBRID; 8/2 - 8/15; M-F, 1:30 PM-5:45 PM; AB-2200
ON-CAMPUS DATES: 8/2, 8/3, 8/7, 8/8, 8/10, 8/13
ONLINE DATES: 8/6, 8/9, 8/14, 8/15
Fiction and consumption as we experience them today are two “products” dating back to the Industrial Revolution and are, in many ways, closely related to one another. From the 19th century on fiction has been turned into a commodity as an increasing number of authors have relied on the copyright to make a living. In a parallel fashion, consumption has been fictionalized, becoming a major theme of the French novel. In this course students will explore some of the unprecedented historical, cultural, and social developments of both fiction and consumption during the past 150 years, through various literary texts and their cinematic adaptations. Special attention will also be paid to the phenomenon of advertising as it has, after all, invaded our modern fictional world. Readings include novels by Zola, Perec, Beigbeder, a sample of discursive and visual ads, and some theoretical writings. Online sessions will include Internet research and regular pedagogical hands-on activities that will lead to the design of a full-fledged module to be used in K-12 classes. Conducted in French.