Summer, MAY 2017

Parliament, Persuasion & People

May 15 – June 5

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Travel with the department of communication studies to London and Scotland and study persuasion and Parliamentary debate while experiencing the amazing British culture. Course visits include behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament as well as one-on-one meetings with sitting members of British Parliament. Class visits include BBC, British Library, British Museum, Scottish Parliament and more! Cultural visits include high tea at The Savoy, excursion to Scotland, dinner at The Witchery, and more!

Course Details: May 15 – 19, 2017. Mandatory on-campus classroom instruction.

May 21 – June 5, 2017. Travel component.

A three-day weekend is built into the program to allow students time for independent exploration and travel.

Students can earn up to six hours of credit by participating in one or both of the following courses:

COMM 30123: Parliamentary Debate: Explore the British origins of contemporary Parliamentary debate and decision-making while observing first-hand debates at the Houses of Parliament and Scottish Parliament. Also, perform live debates at some of the British Isles’ most celebrated and historic locations.

COMM 31223: Persuasion in the Global Community: Study and experience persuasion in a variety of realms, from messages sent between individuals across cultures to the persuasive discourse of global leaders. Students will view live political sessions, visit sites of historical importance, review key historic speech texts, and engage with elected representatives to learn about key global issues.

Faculty: Carrie Moore and Debi Iba


Summer 2016:

Italy: Communication & Culture

May 9 – 30:  Applications through the TCU Study Abroad office

Info Poster_ITALYExperience the communication and culture of Italy—from the legacy of the Roman world to the distinctive life of the modern. From the fascinating Eternal City of Rome to the stunning galleries of Renaissance Florence, we will study the foundation of communication through the rhetoric of Ancient Rome and the visual spectacle found in the early Western world. We will discover the persuasive power of words originating from some of the most celebrated meeting places in all of history and explore modern day nonverbal communication using the unique Italian cultural lens. Enjoy historic and modern Italy in the Roman Colosseum, Pantheon, Sistine Chapel, world famous Uffizi Gallery, and beautiful Tuscany. A culinary class and vineyard tour complete this unique cultural experience. Students can earn up to six hours of credit by participating in one or both classes.

COMM 30Colosseum_1213: Issues in Interpersonal Communication:  Nonverbal Communication Across Cultures
This course examines the theoretical perspectives and applications of human nonverbal communication situated within particular global contexts and cultures. Beginning with a brief survey of the understandings of nonverbal communication typically associated with American culture, this distinct course challenges these understandings by providing the cultural laboratory and lens through which to compare and contrast nonverbal communication and expectations across different social, political, economic, cultural, and historical contexts.

COMM 31213:  Rhetoric – From Ancient Rome to Modern Oratory
Students will examine the major concepts in rhetorical theory. By studying on location, emphasis is placed on understanding the conceptions of rhetoric in antiquity, identifying how these inform historical and contemporary rhetorical acts, and evaluating the persuasive techniques used to compel audiences in social, political, and religious contexts. Readings will promote critical analysis of the rhetorical texts of modern, global issues.

Faculty: Debi IbaCarrie MooreJohny Garner

 

Communication & Debate in the UK
Summer 2015

Applications are now closed

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Travel with the department of Communication Studies to England and Scotland and study the great British orators and Parliamentary debate while experiencing DSC00882the amazing British and Scottish cultures. Visits include: Stonehenge, Canterbury, Hampton Court, Tower of London, British Library, Windsor Castle, Edinburgh, Fort William, Mallaig, The Savoy, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and many more!

Two- and three-day weekends are built into the program to allow students time for independent exploration and travel.

Students can earn up to six hours of credit by participating in one or both of the following courses:

COMM 30123 Parliamentary Debate: Explore the British origins of contemporary Parliamentary debate and decision-making while observing first-hand debates at the Houses of Parliament and Scottish Parliament. Also, perform live debates at some of the British Isles most revered and historic locations.

COMM 30273 Great British Orators:  Travel through time as you discover the persuasive power of words originating from some of the most celebrated meeting places in all of history. Study the speeches of monarchs and elected leaders from Henry VIII to Winston Churchill to Queen Elizabeth II.

Faculty: Carrie Moore and Debi Iba