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Additional Concentrations


Global Health Communication

Culturally responsive health communication requires an understanding of theoretical perspectives coupled with strategy and creativity to convey an effective health message that resonates with the target audience. This concentration focuses on determinants and distribution of health messages in international contexts from different disciplinary perspectives, including: demography, economics, culture, and sociology. With a culture-centered approach to health communication, students in this concentration learn to analyze the values underlying health communication interventions, implement theoretical frameworks for developing and evaluating interventions, and design effective and culturally tailored health communication campaigns.

Global Social Media, Technology and Policy

In this concentration, students examine the sources, operations and effects of new communication and information technologies. Students learn the social and technical dynamics of innovation in information and communication technologies (ICTS) and the implications of these developments for international affairs. Students learn how to apply communications and international relations concepts to the analysis of public policy issues in ICTs.


The IC program allows the flexibility for students to work closely with the faculty to design their own concentrations. Students may create concentrations that bring together two concentrations in the field. For example, students may work to design a course of study that brings together the field of Intercultural Relations and Public diplomacy.