Blood Awarded the Rutherford Teaching Challenge

Posted on 12/4/2014 10:16:36 AM

Using Emile Zola’s story “The Ladies’ Paradise” (which highlights one of the first department stores in the late 1870s/early 1880s), faculty were challenged to design and integrate an assignment inspired by the story into one of their Spring 2014 classes.

Janet Blood’s project design was integrated into FSMR 456: Historic Costume. Student groups were charged to design a department store for a specific costume period (such as Egyptian, Roman, Byzantine, etc.) as if they were living in that time period.

Group members then assumed individual roles within their store including Men’s and Women’s Merchandise Buyers, Visual Merchandiser, and Promotions Specialist.

Human Development and Environmental Studies