What will you learn?
Describe the nature of a sojourn and its circumstances
Identify specific communicative processes in sojourning
Demonstrate the role of intercultural communications in sojourning
Identify obstacles to intercultural communication and strategies for dealing with them
Demonstrate the role of travel narrative in the traveler's imagination
Identify the role of media representations on sojourners expectations
Employ specific media (travel writing, cultural film, music) to prepare for international travel
Identify and utilize digital tools related to international sojourning
get out and explore
Course Description: The course uses ideas developed by communication scholars to explore challenges in preparing for an international sojourn, living in a different culture, and returning home. International sojourning is informed by two main traditions in communication scholarship: interpersonal communication and media studies. The course is grounded in communication research, but also uses popular media – such as travel writing, fiction, narrative and non-fiction film, music, and online media -- as a means of understanding ourselves and the ‘other.’ This course also investigates practical issues for the modern traveler, including review and practice with mobile digital applications
Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.
For questions about registering for Capstone, please reach out to Dr. Nicholas.