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February 9, 2010

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

UT Tyler Offers International Communications Course in May to Japan

Japan

The University of Texas at Tyler will offer a travel-study communications course for the public this summer, Dr. Alisa White, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.

The course titled, “Topics in Communication: Japanese Communication and Theory,” may be counted as three semester credit hours for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Participants will travel to Japan May 12 – 26, 2010. Dr. Naomi Kagawa, assistant professor of communication, will lead the course.

Cost, excluding tuition, is about $3,000 and includes international airfare, lodging, domestic transportation, student travel insurance and some meals.

“In this class, participants will learn Japanese communication style and why they communicate in such a way,” said Kagawa. “They will also learn social and cultural implications of Japanese communication.  Most of the class will be held in Shimane University, and UT Tyler students will have a great amount of time interacting with local students. No Japanese language skill is required. This course is open to the public but they need the instructor’s approval.”

Class space is limited, and sign-up deadlines are pending.

For more information, contact Kagawa, 903.566.7095 or naomi_kagawa@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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