Summer, MAY 2017
Parliament, Persuasion & People
Information Session (choose one):
- NOON Wednesday, September 28
- NOON Wednesday, October 12
- Room 342 Moudy S
May 15 – June 5: Applications through the TCU Study Abroad office will open early October 2016.
APPLY ONLINE! This button will become active in early October.
Travel with the department of communication studies to London and Scotland and study persuasion and Parliamentary debate while experiencing the amazing British culture. Course visits include behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament as well as one-on-one meetings with sitting members of British Parliament. Class visits include BBC, British Library, British Museum, Scottish Parliament and more! Cultural visits include high tea at The Savoy, excursion to Scotland, dinner at The Witchery, and more!
Course Details: May 15 – 19, 2017. Mandatory on-campus classroom instruction.
May 21 – June 5, 2017. Travel component.
A three-day weekend is built into the program to allow students time for independent exploration and travel.
Students can earn up to six hours of credit by participating in one or both of the following courses:
COMM 30123: Parliamentary Debate: Explore the British origins of contemporary Parliamentary debate and decision-making while observing first-hand debates at the Houses of Parliament and Scottish Parliament. Also, perform live debates at some of the British Isles’ most celebrated and historic locations.
COMM 31223: Persuasion in the Global Community: Study and experience persuasion in a variety of realms, from messages sent between individuals across cultures to the persuasive discourse of global leaders. Students will view live political sessions, visit sites of historical importance, review key historic speech texts, and engage with elected representatives to learn about key global issues.
Faculty: Carrie Moore and Debi Iba