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Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum in an Age of Globalization

ISBN 9780367217945
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
316 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Globalization and the resulting internationalization of universities is driving change in teaching, learning, and what it means to be educated. This book provides exemplars of how the Communication discipline and curriculum are responding to the demands of globalization and contributing to the internationalization of higher education.

Communication as a discipline provides a strong theoretical and methodological framework for exploring the benefits, challenges and meanings of globalization. The goal of this book, therefore, is to facilitate internationalization of the communication discipline in an era of globalization. Section one discusses the theoretical perspectives of globalism, internationalization, and the current state of the Communication discipline and curriculum. Section two offers a comprehensive understanding of the role, ways, and impact of internationalizing teaching, learning, and research in diverse areas of study in Communication, including travel programs and initiatives to bring internationalization to the classroom. The pieces in this section will include research-based articles, case studies, analytical reviews that exam key questions about the field, and themed pieces for dialogue/debate on current and future teaching and learning issues related to internationalizing the Communication discipline/curriculum. Section three provides an extensive sampling of materials and resources for immediate use in internationalization in communication studies; sample syllabi, activities, examples, and readings will be included. In sum, our book is designed to enable communication curriculum and communication courses in other disciplines to be internationalized and to offer different approaches to enable faculty, students, and administrators to incorporate and experience an internationalized curriculum regardless of time and financial limitations.

This book is notable as a professional development resource for individuals both inside and outside the communication discipline who wish to incorporate a global perspective into their research and classrooms.

Table of Contents

Foreward: Notes on, Confessions About and Hopes for Globalization - Stephen John Hartnett

Part I: Theoretical Perspectives of Globalism, Internationalization, and the Current State of the Communication Discipline and Curriculum

Chapter One: The Relevance of Communication in Internationalization

Paaige K. Turner and Eunkyong Lee Yook

Chapter Two: Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum:State of the Field

Soumia Bardhan

Part II: Internationalizing the Communication Discipline and Curriculum

Chapter Three: Intercultural Communication: A 17-year Analysis of the State of the Discipline

Soumia Bardhan, Janet Colvin, Stephen Croucher, Qingwen Dong, and Moira O’Keeffe

Chapter Four: The Internationalization of a Communication Studies Major: A Global Redesign

Joseph Zompetti, Lance Lippert and John Baldwin

Chapter Five: Integrating the Goals of Global Learning into the Learning Outcomes of the Communication Curriculum

Elizabeth M. Goering

Chapter Six: Internationalizing the Community College Basic Course through Intercultural Competence

Wei Sun, Donna Oti, Andrew Jared Critchfield and Taryn K. Myers

Chapter Seven: Internationalizing the Communication Center

Laura A. Stengrim

Chapter Eight: Internationalizing Rhetorical Studies

Alberto González and Amy N. Heuman

Chapter Nine: The Internationalization of Scientists’ Communication: An Essential Literature Review

Helena Torres-Purroy and Sònia Mas-Alcolea

Chapter Ten: Internationalizing Public Relations

Maureen Taylor

Chapter Eleven: Engaging with Latin America and the Latino Communities in Public Relations and Advertising Courses

Juan Mundel, Eshter Quintero and Maria De Moya

Chapter Twelve: Internationalizing Public Relations from the Global South: ‘Thinking Globally, Acting Locally’

B. Sibango and Morafe Tabane

Chapter Thirteen: Adapting to Different Familial Experiences in Internationalized Classrooms

Seokhoon Ahn

Chapter Fourteen: Examining the Intercultural Outcomes of Internationalized Education in the Arabian Peninsula

Marta Tryzna, Mariam Alkazemi and Fahed Al-Sumait

Chapter Fifteen: Transnational and Postcolonial Turn: Critical Intercultural Communication Pedagogy

Ahmet Atay

Chapter Sixteen: The Value of a Fulbright: Internationalizing Education One Person at a Time

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz

Chapter Seventeen: The Three Pillars of Short Course Abroad Experiences

Ismael Lopez Medel

Part III: Internationalization Promising Practices: Sample Syllabi, Critical Incidents, and Activities

Chapter Eighteen: Connecting Local and Global Communication Contexts in the Classroom: Intercultural Engagements with University and K-12 Students

Eddah Mutua

Chapter Nineteen: Internationalizing the Communication Classroom via Technology and Curricular Strategy: Pedagogical Takeaways from a Three-way Online Collaboration Project

Rita Koris, Sushil K. Oswal and Zsuzsanna B. Palmer

Chapter Twenty: Translating Tasks for International Classroom

Rebecca M. Townsend and Trudy Milburn

Chapter Twenty-One: "Distance Alienates Us, But Media Brings Us Together": Internationalized Activities in a Media Studies Course

Barbara Ruth Burke and Liene Locmele

Chapter Twenty-Two: Internationalizing Organizational Communication

Ann Rogerson and Celeste Rossetto

Chapter Twenty-Three: Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum: Face-to-Face Communication

Tessa van Charldorp, Marije van Braak and Aranka Akkermans

Chapter Twenty-Four: Thriving in the Globalized Communication Environment: Teaching Resilience to Digital Culture Shock

Kate Dunsmore

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Paaige K. Turner (Ph.D. Purdue University) is Dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media at Ball State University. She was the recipient of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region IV 2012 Dorothy Brickman Outstanding New Professional Award and a 2013 Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award to India. For the past six years, she has co-lead the Campus Internationalization Track at the Institute for Campus and Curriculum Internationalization. She has been an external reviewer for the American Council of Education: Center for Internationalization and Globalization Internationalization Laboratory and served as the program coordinator for the AIEA: Association of International Education Administrators Senior Advisor Program.

Soumia Bardhan (Ph.D. University of New Mexico) is Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Denver. Her research interests are informed by Intercultural Communication and Islamic/Religious Studies and her research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and books by leading academic presses. Soumia has directed seven travel study courses in Spain, France, Morocco, and India. She serves on NCA’s Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization Task Force and is Chair of the Intercultural Communication Division of ICA.

Dr. Tracey Quigley Holden is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Academic Director of the Middle East Partnership Initiative Student Leaders Program, and an Affiliate Faculty Member with the Center for Political Communication at the University of Delaware. Dr. Holden earned her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. from San Diego State University, and her B.A. from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Eddah M. Mutua is a professor in the department of communication studies at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. She teaches and researches in the area of intercultural communication with a special interest in intercultural and interethnic conflict, post-conflict peace communication, and African culture and communication. She coordinates an award-wining service-learning project nationally recognized for its efforts to promote internationalization of intercultural communication curriculum. Dr. Mutua earned her Ph.D. from University of Wales, Aberystwyth.


"I can think of no other topic more important to the field of Communication Studies than internationalizing our curriculum. Turner, et al, introduce readers to key issues central to the question of how faculty and administrators can make courses and instruction truly international. This is a much needed volume for all educational levels."

Dr Charles Braithwaite, Academic Director, The Global Classroom, Department of Communication Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"For a field that is built on transcending difference, international education has oddly avoided integrating many valuable lessons from Communication Studies. This volume rectifies this theoretical and practical gap, and does so with fresh ideas and in a provocative, useful, and engaging way. "

Hilary E. Kahn,  Director of the Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University Bloomington