Communications Faculty lead
Winter Term Study Abroad

Several faculty members from the School of Communications will lead study abroad programs and student travel during winter term 2007.

Each program provides opportunities for students to learn about the domestic and international media in an interactive setting.

Gutenberg to Film: Media’s Impact on Western Society
Broadcast professors Ray Johnson and Staci Saltz will lead this program about the past and present impact of the mass media on Western Europe. Students will study print and broadcast media, propaganda, and film. Part of the course will also focus on comparing U.S. and British television and radio. Special trips include visits to Radio Free Europe in Prague, film sites such as that of the Sound of Music in Austria, and Berlin and Munich to learn about Nazi propaganda.

descriptionStudies in London
Dr. Connie Book will teach a general studies course for the London program titled “Media & Society: The British Experience.” This course will focus on British media systems. Students will learn about the British press, the history of the British media, and how it is structured and run today. Visits to the public relations firms Weber Shandwick and Manning, Selvage, and Lee are highlights for students, as well as the new Museum of Advertising and Branding. Students will also visit Fleet Street (the traditional home of the British Press), the BBC, and study the contribution of the Beatles to world culture.

Dr. Anthony Hatcher will accompany English professor Dr. Prudence Layne in leading a trip to South Africa. The program will focus on South African culture, literature, and history.

Professor Tom Nelson and Dr. Don Grady will lead “The Culture of the Great War.” Students will travel around Europe learning about significant places and events during World War I and their impact on the post-war world.

The L.A. Experience: The Business of Entertainmentdescription
Professors Gerald Gibson and Peter Kiwitt will travel with Journalism and Communications Fellows to Los Angeles, CA to study the entertainment industry. Fellows will have the opportunity to interact with professionals in the industry’s hotbed. Producers, directors, publicists, and former alumni will meet with JCM fellows to discuss the production, distribution and marketing of entertainment programs. Other features of the program include learning how the industry is funded and structured. The program is open to JCM Fellows.


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