Nice (in) France : Regional Identities

ILC 2000.W1/ISTL 2250: Nice (in) France : Regional Identities

Online Course Dates: February 2 - March 25, 2015
International Travel Dates: March 7 - 15, 2015 (Spring Break)
Credit Hours: 3

This six-week program aims to help participants develop an understanding of French identities through the comparison of the various regions of France, with an understanding of the centrality of gastronomy across the centuries.

The program will start with an intensive immersion in the French traditions : a five-week Canvas online preparation in which the course will be introduced and developed with activities based on the textbook “A table: the gourmet culture of France” by Becky Brown which articulates literary texts for cultural content, and a grammatical review. The course will also integrate various films (“Vatel”, “Marius”, “Les Ch'tis”) and artworks (“Le déjeuner sur l'herbe”). The approach will therefore be an interdisciplinary one.

The program will be followed by a 10-day trip to Nice during the Spring break of 2015. Intensive grammar courses will be taught at the EF's school, and professor Dominique Macaire will organize cultural activities related to regional differences (history of Nice, the market, relationship with Italy, and current topics). The course is open to all, regardless of major or training. There is a prerequisite of FREN 1090.

The contact established with the city and during the stay in French families will provide case studies for the students who will present a final project after their return to St. Louis.

Tuition - Spring 2015 Online Undergraduate Tuition
Study Abroad Fee (non-refundable after deadline; due with application) - $150
Program Fee - $1,265 (see Course Information for details)
Deadline (for application and deposit) - December 15, 2014
Instructors - Dominique Macaire dmacaire@webster.edu or 314-968-6924,