UMAIE Course Number: T4471
SAU Course Equivalency: COMM 233, Topics in Communication (4 credit hours)
Instructors: Dr. Kevin Sauter, Communication, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
Dates: Jan. 1-26, 2015. (NOTE: SAU Spring semester begins January 14.)
Location: South Africa (Johannesburg/ Pretoria, Nelspruit, Hluhuwe Game Park, Durban, Cape Town)
Price: $6,505-$6,805 (subject to change)
This course will explore the roots of apartheid and the transition the country experienced in the move to a democratic government in the 1990s.
We will also look at the cultural dimensions of several of the prominent ethnic groups in South Africa and examine the role that communication strategies and practices play in maintaining civic stability and enhancing interpersonal relationships in the post apartheid era.
Students will travel to several sites in South Africa, including Johannesburg/Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and the Hluhluwc Umfolozi game park, and will study the cultural background of Zulu, Africaaner, Indian, British, Xhosha, and "colored" people.
A community-based learning experience will allow students to interact with young people at a school in the Langer Township in Cape Town. Lectures, guest speakers and field trips will expose them to communication strategies in a variety of contexts, such as in business, electronic media, educational institutions, health care, government, etc.
Priority Deadline: April 12, 2014
Step 1: Complete the online application
Step 2: Submit a $500 deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 3: Turn in a completed Liability Form to 300 Ambrose Hall.
Step 4: Pay your remaining balance by November 1. Submit your payment to 300 Ambrose Hall. Make checks payable to St. Ambrose. Or pay online with a credit card.
Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.