International Summer Arts Program

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The International Summer Arts Program was launched in 2013 to provide a cross-cultural learning experience for groups of students from several partner universities. The program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about Canadian culture firsthand through the study of the humanities and social sciences, social/cultural activities, and intercultural workshops.

This year, the School of Journalism will be participating in the International Summer Arts Program and offering a three-credit course on Global Journalism. The program will from from July 19th to August 19th, 2014.

Global Journalism (3 credits)
Examine the development of media technologies and its applications, as well as cultural, political and social impacts. Gain hands-on experience to learn how to think and operate like a professional journalist in a simulated multimedia environment. This course will introduce students to the grammar and syntax of media across platforms, based on a core journalistic skill set of interviewing, reporting, news writing, and research methods in tandem with the most current technical tools.

This course is offered through UBC’s award-winning Graduate School of Journalism. Through the summer program, undergraduate students will get a unique opportunity to study in the only graduate journalism program in western Canada.

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