Study in America
Good Trouble: Race, Memory & Communication in Montgomery, AL
COMM 3316F Rhetoric, Race, and Memory
COMM 5329N Rhetoric of Diversity
Study in America is going virtual this summer! In this virtual program, you can anticipate mastering the ability to describe critical events that occurred during the civil rights movement.
You will be able to compare similarities and differences in the ways aspects of the past are recalled in the present, interpret and evaluate how communication about the past informs the present and future, develop and use field notes in research projects, and to formulate and justify research projects that use theories associated with public memory, civil rights, and race. Virtual tours will also be offered to give you a taste of the traditional Study in America experience—all while gaining course credit.
Wednesday, June 16: We will connect with Mrs. Varda Ratner of the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio. Mrs. Ratner is a long-time volunteer docent at the museum and the child of two Holocaust survivors. She also recently spearheaded a community-led effort to see that Texas Senate Bill 1828, creating a week of Holocaust education in public schools, was passed into law in Texas.
Friday, June 18: We have the amazing opportunity to talk with Gabriele Daniels, who is the project manager of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). The Eji works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. It is committed to changing the narrative about race in America. EJI recently opened the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice (also known as the Lynching Memorial).
Previous Study Abroad Opportunities
Dr. Steven Beebe regularly hosted students at Oxford University on a month-long study abroad course to learn about the master communicator, C.S. Lewis. This trip was available to both undergraduate and graduate students from all departments and available for Honors credit. It was an incredible opportunity to learn about communication while exploring the beautiful sites of England. Read more about the Summer 2015 trip.