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Next New Zealand/Australia Program: Summer 2015
Welcome to the website for the New Zealand and Australia Study Abroad trip sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University. The travel portion of the course takes place between approximately June 1st and July 5th. For more information, please use the navigation links below
The countries of New Zealand and Australia offer a unique opportunity to study differences in how a native culture and a modern culture co-exist. In the case of New Zealand the cultures appear to co-exist as essentially equals and have essentially merged to form a co-culture. Australia, on the other hand, spent years attempting to marginalize the aboriginal culture, and it has only been in the last few years that there has been a recognition of the importance of the native culture to Australia.
The program also provides students with the opportunity to study how their academic specialization is lived in another culture. The social, cultural, and legal rules that govern relationships, organizations, values, and one's place are sufficiently different as to provide the ability to develop insights into intercultural, interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication as well as public relations contexts.
This program will provide students with six semester hours credit. choose from among three undergraduate classes or two graduate classes.
The undergraduate classes are:
- CMN 3710 Intercultural Communication
- CMN 4000 Independent Study
- CMN 4100 Myth, Culture, and Society (Senior Seminar)
The graduate classes are:
- CMN 5530 Intercultural Communication
- CMN 5990 Independent Study
More information later