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Learning Abroad Minor

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College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 12
The minor helps students integrate their study abroad with supporting University coursework from a variety of disciplines. Since some of the required courses must be taken before departure, careful advance planning is essential. A detailed explanation of requirements and guidance concerning course selection is available from the academic advisers at the Learning Abroad Center in 230 Heller Hall. For more information call 612-626-9000 or 888-700-UOFM, email UMabroad@umn.edu, or visit www.UMabroad.umn.edu.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of a language appropriate to country of study.
Minor Courses
COMM 3451 must be taken before departure to study abroad, and COMM 3452 must be taken upon return.
COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice [WI] (3.0 cr)
COMM 3452W - Communication and the Intercultural Reentry [WI] (3.0 cr)
Students must take at least 6 credits of 3xxx-5xxx courses focusing on the country of study.
 
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COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of and factors influencing intercultural communication. Development of effective intercultural communication skills. prereq: Planning an intercultural experience
COMM 3452W - Communication and the Intercultural Reentry (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intercultural experience explored through stories and story telling, participant observation, and social scientific theory. Constructs include identity, learning styles, cultural adaptation, values, ethics. prereq: Return from an intercultural experience