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Summer in Siena: Communication in a Global Context

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Siena, Italy
Course # SA 10321
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2014 06/23/14 to 07/18/14

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Program Leader

Name Jeong-Nam Kim

Program Description

Classes will be taught by Purdue Faculty from the Krannert School of Management (Carol Jacobson) and the College of Liberal Arts (Jeong-Nam Kim). Students will earn a total of 6 credit hours for the program. Students may choose two classes from the following three options: (1) MGMT 390: Global Insights Using Scenario Planning (3 credits) will equip students with skills in adapting to changing circumstances by learning and applying some basic exercises in scenario planning. Through the tool of scenario planning, students will grapple with the implications of developing trends such as resource scarcity, technological changes, climate change, and population growth, and propose solutions to sustainability issues. (2) COM 253: Introduction to Public Relations (3 credits) will cover an analysis of public relations theory and practice from their origins to the present. From a communication perspective, this course excmines public relations environments, audiences, and message strategies. (3) COM 325: Interviewing Principles and Practice (3 credits) will cover the theory and practive of methods used in selected interview settings, including informational, emplyment and focus groups. This applied class is designed to help students develop real-world skills as both an interviewee and an interveiwer. For more information about our program, please check out our page on Krannert's website( or our facebook page ( Students participating in the program will be eligible for the $1,000 travel grant from the Study Abroad Office (if they apply for the grant by the deadline). Travel grant information can be found on

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