LITHUANIA: CROSS-CULTURAL IMMERSION: PATTERNS OF COMMUNICATION, HISTORY, AND LANGUAGE IN LITHUANIA

THIS COURSE WILL NOT RUN DURING SUMMER 2014

IT IS EXPECTED TO RUN DURING SUMMER 2015

BELOW YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION FOR SUMMER 2013 FOR YOUR REFERENCE

In 3 weeks this INTD course offers an uncommon opportunity to become immersed in the culture of a nation that relishes its independence and traditions having survived multiple invasions and occupations. The course will be held at Alytus College in the sixth largest city of Lithuania.

 

Fast Facts

Program Type:Faculty led
Term/Duration:Summer/3 weeks
Summer 2013 Dates:July 1 - July 24, 2013
Summer 2013 Course Offerings:300-level INTD*
Credits:3
Application Fee:$20
Estimated Program Fees:$4000
Tuition:$696 NYS Residents
$1854 Non-NYS Residents
Application Deadline:March 1

 

 

Program Details

This three-week Interdepartmental course (INTD) offers an opportunity to become immersed in the culture of a nation that relishes its independence and traditions having survived multiple invasions and occupations. 

The course will be held at Alytus College in the sixth largest city of Lithuania.  Centered on concepts and theories of cross-cultural communication taught by Geneseo faculty, the course will include sessions on history, culture and language mentored by faculty of Alytus College.  Field trips to the cities of Vilnius (capital) and Kaunas, national parks, museums, architectural landmarks, UNESCO world heritage sites, as well as a variety of cultural activities will also be included. 

Open to all academic majors.  This course may qualify as a 300-level Social Science general education credit or it may fulfill the 300-level track related requirement for Communication majors. 

 

Setting

Despite its small size, Lithuania is home to four UNESCO world heritage sites.  For instance, Vilnius Old Town is a medieval town of Eastern Europe that was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994 due to its original architecture and global cultural value.  Proud of its unique Indo-European language, its legacy as a great power of the 14th and 15th centuries, its natural beauty and of its spirited people, Lithuania's experience is a lesson in political and social perserverance - the preservation of national identity.

 

Course Description

Course content is comprised of three modules. The core module deals with intercultural communication dynamics with emphasis on theoretical concepts and patterns of communication behavior that deepen understanding of the communication process in cross-cultural contexts. Two modules on Lithuanian history, cultural traditions and language, complemented by field trips, will enrich the core module through active learning experiences in the environs of Lithuania. The course is an interdepartmental (INTD), 300-level offering, which may be applied in fulfillment of requirements for the SUNY Geneseo Communication major.  (3 credits, 3-3-0)