Culture and Communication in Post-Apartheid South Africa
This course will explore the roots of apartheid and the transition the country experienced in the move to a democratic government in the 1990s. We will also look at the cultural dimensions of several of the prominent ethnic groups in South Africa and examine the role that communication strategies and practices play in maintaining civic stability and enhancing interpersonal relationships in the post-apartheid era.
The course is taught by Dr. Kevin Sauter and Emily Sauter.
Visual Communication in Italy
Visual Communication is a liberal arts style course designed to help COJO students to link together multiple aspects of their education, including history, politics, economics, sociology and culture through the media of visual culture. Students will study formal, technical and stylistic aspects of fine art, typography, printing, photography, advertising and film, but always in the broader context of their creation. We are interested in looking at how art and media are utilized to communicate meanings, which can reify and create social cohesion but can also contribute to revolution and social change.
The course is taught by Dr. Bob Craig.
For more information about these courses visit the Study Abroad website.