Communication in Prague
About the Program
Students will choose from engaging coursework in international mass media, video production, and international public relations while studying in Prague, one of Europe’s most vibrant and popular cities. All courses will draw on the context of Central and Eastern Europe, while also teaching overarching principles of the subject. Field trips, guest speakers, and site visits will help familiarize students with Czech culture, as well as provide learning in their subject areas. Tentative activities include visits to a local language newspaper, a film studio, the American Center of the U.S. Embassy, a day trip to Kunta Hora and an overnight excursion to Poland. This is a great opportunity for students to study, live and explore beyond the more familiar mainstream western European countries for an unforgettable experience.
Students are required to enroll in 7 credit hours, but may enroll in 10 credit hours. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor regarding eligibility for courses, pre-reqs, etc. More information regarding courses can be found in the University Bulletin. In addition, we have listed the current CAP status for each course. However, students should consult DegreeWorks for the most accurate information since courses that satisfy CAP requirements may vary by year of admission or according to a student's major. The Degree Audit is specific to each student. Consult your academic advisor for details.
CMM 464: International Public Relations
CAP: Diversity and Social Justice
Examination of effective public relations (PR) practices in international settings. Analysis and evaluation of real cases to investigate effective PR strategies for different countries or organizational settings. Particular emphasis is placed on how non-profits and/or NGOs employ public relations strategies to constructively engage issues of diversity and social justice. Prerequisite(s): CMM 360
CMM 449: Video Production
This class is designed to offer students of all abilities and skill levels an opportunity to learn the basic techniques associated with electronic field production of video and television; in particular, the proper usage of professional quality video cameras. No prior experience with video production equipment is necessary, and those with no experience are encouraged to take the class. Those with prior video production experience will be allowed to participate in advanced video production projects.
CMM 315: International Mass Media
Focus on the mass media of a particular foreign country or region of the world. Topics may include media content, use, societal effects and ownership.
UDI 310 MAXIE: Experience
(1 credit; required)
This courses aims to utilize the city as the classroom where students can make sense of their experience through interactive discussion, group activities, and independent journaling. Through reflection, students internalize their study abroad experience and may undergo changes impacting attitudes and actions in their home country and at UD. Graded mini-course required of all student participants.
Dr. Kelly Vibber
, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication (Site Coordinator)
, Lecturer, Department of Communication
Dr. Chad Painter
, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Students must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.
For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making study abroad a valuable learning experience. All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (5 class meetings plus 2 sessions on concepts of culture and health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings). The schedule for your MAXIE course will be posted by early October.
Classes begin in late February/early March 2019 and last until the end of April.
Cost and Refund Policy
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