Duke in Montréal, a 4-week summer program in French, gives students hands-on marketing experience in an immersive environment. To maximize face-time and interaction with policy practitioners and marketing executives, we offer an array of meetings and site visits that includes government organizations, NGOs, and top marketing agencies.
FR 328SA Made in Québec: Marketing and Cultural Identity counts for the French minor and major, as well as the MMS Certificate Program. No marketing/business background necessary. Freshmen are encouraged to apply!
Often what we think other people think is not what they think. For example, Michael Barnes and I conducted a study some years ago, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, on the extent to which partners in intimate relationships understood what each other wanted. We computed the correlation between what one partner actually wanted and what the other thought he or she wanted. On a scale of 0 to 1, the correlation was a meager 0.3. In other words, even people in intimate relationships don't know very well what each other wants.
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CWS refugee clients speak a wide variety of world languages– Chin, Arabic, Karenni, Swahili, Tigrinya, Amharic, Karen, Burmese, Sango, Kinyamulenge, Farsi, Kurdi, and Somali. Many of these languages are minority languages so it can be difficult to find local volunteers who speak these clients’ first languages. When we started to receive French-speaking clients from Chad, The Central African Republic, and Democratic Republic of Congo, we knew we had a unique opportunity on our hands.
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Parliamo italiano ogni giovedì!
Events Pavillion 12pm-1pm
Join us Every Thursday at the Event Pavilion during lunch to have conversation in Italian!
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Duke in Madrid
The Department of Romance Studies in collaboration with Duke Global Education Office for Undergraduates (http://borodin.aas.duke.edu/) and hosted by the Universidad Carlos III (UC3M) (http://www.uc3m.es/portal/page/portal/inicio) present an opportunity to study in Madrid, Spain for the 2014 Spring Semester.
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Set in cosmopolitan Montréal-the second largest Francophone city in the world -‐ and in Quebec City, a UNESCO heritage site, this program offers students the unique opportunity to explore how history, language, and immigration have shaped modern day Quebec. Together with government officials, chambers of commerce, and advertising professionals, we examine how globalization impacts cultural identity and how Québec’s markets have adapted to these challenges.
[We] welcomed Duke University students taking part in a summer academic exchange focusing on the French language and Quebec culture. Along with a reprieve from the city’s mid-July heat wave, the students spoke with Vice-Consuls Angela Gjertson and Lawrence Pixa about professional opportunities in the U.S. Foreign Service, and what it is like to work at diplomatic posts around the world. The students were accompanied by Deborah Reisinger, program director for Duke in Montréal, now in its second year. The students are all experienced French speakers. During their stay, they also met with prominent Quebecois leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.
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JOAN CLIFFORD, lecturer in the Spanish Language Program in Romance Studies. She teaches Voices of Global Health and her work includes an oral history archive of Spanish-speaking immigrants in North Carolina, as well as course management systems and foreign language curricula.
DEBORAH RESINGER, assistant director of the French Language Program in Romance Studies. She teaches Voices of Global Health and her research focuses on contemporary culture studies, instructional technologies, and French for business, marketing and global health.
Duke humanities faculty affirm their importance in an era of interdisciplinarity
In 2006, Duke University made an emphatic statement about the central role of the humanities in tackling the world's largest and most complex social issues.
It adopted interdisciplinarity as a centerpiece of its new strategic plan. New ideas for cross-discipline collaboration quickly sprouted. The digital humanities blossomed. A collection of new "humanities labs" took root.
"The (mis)use of the Internet by students to buy term papers or plagiarize others’ writing is a major concern in Higher Education today. In the foreign language classroom, when it comes to the use of the Internet, the “elephant in the room” is the students’ use of websites like Google Translate or apps such as iTranslate to complete their work. This semester, four lecturers in Romance Studies released their findings on the use of these kinds of translation tools by Duke students."
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This semester, Duke students examined how language and culture impact health beliefs and behaviors in French and Spanish-speaking countries around the world. As part of the half-credit course, Voices in Global Health, students explored the links between culture, language and health through case studies, personal narratives, documentaries and interviews recorded in the foreign language.
An experimental forum, brief, and – in keeping with our colleague’s mode of thinking—combative. It will introduce several topics generated by her abiding engagement with debates over world literature. With the Department’s work in French/Francophone, Italian, Spanish/Latin American, as well as other traditions, Romance Studies offers the initial framework. And discussion is open to all those interested in thinking collectively about the functions of fiction, once upon a time, as now.
A four week immersion course in Portuguese language and Brazilian culture, offered only in Duke in Brazil. Elementary language pre-requisite required. Covers the intermediate language curriculum, developing aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills. Provides grammar practice and development of effective strategies for oral communication done in conjunction with intensive cultural program activities and excursions.
The Duke in Brazil Summer Program offers strong and intensive civics, social, cultural, and environmental components. All afternoon activities and excursions