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
Gutenberg to Film: Media’s Impact on Western
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.
Studies 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
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
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.