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Fall 2012 New Courses

SIS 628.002 Applied Public Diplomacy

Applied Public Diplomacy provides a case-based introduction to the practice of public diplomacy and strategic communication. The course will demonstrate key concepts and themes in public diplomacy studies as evident in programs and initiatives from state and non-state actors. The course explores the intersection of disciplinary and practical perspectives, in order to examine the implications of technology, culture, and politics in the design and implementation of public diplomacy-related programs. Students will be engaged in program design, evaluation, and collaborative exercises that tests the application of public diplomacy concepts across a variety of communication and political contexts.

Prof. Hayden             T:       5:30 – 8:00

SIS 628.001 Global Innovation without Borders

Description: This course focuses on European perspectives on global innovation, the knowledge-based economy, and new strategic competition from emerging markets. The dynamic European innovation economy is compared with the United States in terms of innovation approaches, policies and business environments. Through class preparations students design a research strategy for investigation of distinctive national/regional paths to innovation and technology transfer in sectors such as: information and communication technologies, new media and digital media technologies, aerospace, defense technologies, biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, and nuclear energy.

Prof. Venturelli                      M:      5:30 – 8:00

SIS 628.005 Theory and Practice of International Student Advising

Description: This course focuses on the theory and practice of international student advising. Topics to be covered are roles and responsibilities of the international student advisor; cross-cultural counseling and advising; immigration regulations governing student and exchange visitor programs; intercultural programming; crisis management and ethics. This course provides a multi-dimensional framework for conceptualizing and understanding the complex nature of the international student advising profession and the competencies and skills needed to perform effectively in a rapidly changing international education landscape. The course will meet over three full weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and will draw from an extensive body of literature as well as case studies, critical incidents from the fields of immigration regulations, cross-cultural communication, student development theories, multicultural counseling, and international education.

Prof. Aw                    S-Su:   9-5 pm            (9/8, 9/9, 9/29, 9/30, 10/20, 10/21)


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Cotelco, the Collaboration Laboratory

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COTELCO specializes in research, development, and education in globally distributed cross-cultural collaboration.

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The Institute on Disability and Public Policy

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The IDPP, led by COTELCO, promotes an inclusive and barrier-free global society. It offers a Master's in Disability Policy, AU's first all-online degree.

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