UMAIE Course Number: T4671
SAU Course Equivalency: COMM 203, Interpersonal Communication (four credits)
Instructor: Dr. Debra Petersen and Dr. Kevin Sauter, Associate Professors in the Communication and Journalism department, University of St. Thomas
Dates: January 3 - January 28, 2016
Location: Oahu, Kaua'i
In "Hawai‘i: Multi-cultural Communication in Diverse Organizations," we examine the concepts, theories and realities of the way individuals and groups work and communicate in organizations where culture and multiculturalism play a primary or prominent role. We do so in Hawai‘i because our fiftieth state is a microcosm of multi-ethnic cultures and co-cultures, all interacting in a business, retail, nonprofit and arts environment. Hawai'i provides us with a living laboratory in which we can study and experience multi-cultural communication and organizations. As we examine multi-cultural and organizational communication, we will be challenged to examine our own cultural identities and assumptions, asking ourselves not only about the role that culture plays in the experiences and observations we will make as part of the class, but as they translate to our daily lives and experiences back on the mainland in our careers and personal life.
Application Deadline: April 13, 2015
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Upload the form into your online application or submit it to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
Step 3: Choose an airport and fill out a Deviation Form (pdf).
Step 4: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 5: If your application is approved, follow the next steps for accepted students.