Fairleigh Dickinson U Study Abroad: International Communication (UK)

Study International Communication in England, Summer 2017

MCOM 7002 / COMM 4070 International Corporate Communication and Culture offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College located in Oxfordshire, England, May 28 – June 9, 2017.

The course consists of invited speakers, case studies, site visits, and trips to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford. The main objective of the course is make students familiar with the cultural, historical, and political contexts in which international business transactions take place. Students will also attend a day of seminars at the Harris-Manchester College of Oxford University ending with High Dinner with the Oxford students.

Wroxton College is the British campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, situated in the ancestral home of Lord North in Oxfordshire. The main College building is Wroxton Abbey, a fully modernized Jacobean mansion on 56 acres of its own lawns, lakes and woodlands. Originally constructed as an Augustinian priory in 1215, Wroxton Abbey has accommodated several British monarchs and statespeople such as Theodore Roosevelt. It now houses the College’s classrooms and seminar rooms, the library, fully modernized student lodging facilities, and computer laboratories.

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, participating students are drawn from the MA in Communication, the MA in Organizational Behavior, and selected upper-level undergraduate students.

Students from other universities and colleges are invited to register with permission of the course leader, Gary Radford; contact Dr. Radford for more information.

It is highly recommended interested students complete and submit the Commitment Form on or before April 1st, 2017, to ensure a place on the course.

Study abroad in England

Seminar in Freedom of Speech. COMM 3983/5193.

This special three-week seminar will be offered July 7-July 27, 2013 at the University of Cambridge (ten days) and the University of Oxford (ten days). It is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and other members of the intellectual community. The seminar will focus on the history and philosophy of freedom of expression, examining the arguments about individual liberty and community order in republics from Plato to the present. We will be reading selected works and discussing the ideas of writers such as Plato, Machiavelli, Milton, Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Hume, Burgh, Price, Priestley, Blackstone, Bentham, Mill, Jefferson, Madison, Wortman, Kant, Constant, Tocqueville, Hegel, Grimke, Schofield, Schroeder, Chafee, Meiklejohn, Marcuse, Emerson, Haiman, Gates, MacKinnon and others. Seminar members will receive the reading materials in late May and will have ample opportunity to do additional background reading before leaving for Cambridge.

Students also will be offered an additional course COMM 4903/5903 Special Problems to pursue individual research that can best be investigated while at Oxford and Cambridge on such topics as British Public Address, Rhetoric of Irish Independence, BBC Programming, Foreign Films, British Rhetorical Theory, Legal Communication, International NGOs, and Communication and Culture. The curriculum will be designed with each student before departure to meet their intellectual and educational needs.

Accommodations for students will be in Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Brasenose College, Oxford (private room). There will be two field trips to London, where we will visit the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court, the Tower of London, and Hyde Park Speakers’ Corner, as well as day trips to Ely and to Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon for a Shakespeare Tour.

For further information: see the University of Arkansas study abroad site, or Facebook page. Or contact Professor Stephen Smith: Libertas AT uark.edu