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CommArts Offers Two Summer Abroad Courses  

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View of Granada, Nicaragua. Students will tour Granada as part of COMM 3130, Communication and Religion.

This summer, the College of Communication of the Arts is offering two study-abroad opportunities to Nicaragua and the Netherlands within undergraduate and graduate programs respectively. Over the course of 10 days, students will experience traditions, cultures and uniquely learn about their interests while earning credits toward their degrees.

Presented by the College's Communication program, Communication and Religion in Nicaragua invites students to explore the intersection between religion and politics at the heart of Nicaraguan identity. This will be the first study-abroad course offered by the Department of Communication, Journalism and Public Relations.

The M.A. in Museum Professions program is offering Museums in Holland, the Land of Rembrandt and Van Gogh, which allows students to visit numerous museums and historic sites, offering a "behind the scenes" look at collections, operations and the challenges of museums abroad. Last summer, Museum Professions students were exposed to the history of Berlin's museum landscape and Germany's cultural history and impact in a course titled, Berlin: Reinventing the Cultural Capital.

Detailed descriptions, timelines and contact information is available below.

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View of Granada, Nicaragua, one of the oldest and most influential cities in the country.

COMM/CORE 3130: Communication and Religion in Nicaragua Managua and Granada, Nicaragua / May 24-31, 2018 / 3 credits

  • Nicaragua is home to many beautiful Cathedrals from the colonial period. During the modern period, the Liberation Theology movement took an additional step and placed the intersection between religion and politics at the heart of Nicaraguan identity.
  • Engage the world by traveling to Managua and Granada for a wide range of activities including a service project, working with an inter-cultural study buddy from the American University of Managua, Cathedral tours and a visit to the Solentiname archipelago.

If you are a student interested in studying abroad in Nicaragua, please contact Department of Communication, Journalism and Public Relations Chair Dr. Jon Radwan at jon.radwan@shu.edu.

ARMS 6610: Museums in Holland, the Land of Rembrandt and Van Gogh Amsterdam, Netherland / May 23-31, 2018 / 3 credits

  • Students in this seminar will visit museums in Holland and learn about their histories, collections, operations, and past and future challenges.
  • Among the museums to be visited are the newly restored Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam; the Teyler Museum in Haarlem, one of the oldest museums in Europe; the Municipal Museum and the Mesdag Panorama in The Hague; the Kröller-Muller Museum in Hoge Veluwe; and many other museums of art, history, science, and living history.

If you are a Museum Professions graduate student interested in studying in the Netherlands, please contact Dr. Petra Chu at petra.chu@shu.edu.

Categories: Arts and Culture

For more information, please contact:

  • Danielle Clements
  • (973) 275-4831
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