Dear Global Communication students,
Welcome back from fall break. Now it’s pedal to the metal until December 14. Here are our client obligations and opportunities:
- International client Hubert Foy has now sent his team more than enough material for all teams to work on. Team Foy: please distribute the work asap, and orient other teams to it.
- Teams Herrera and Nan each have an extra assignment: they are editing submissions to the IJNS student writing competition. Teams Herrera and Nan: please report tomorrow on progress for these edits.
- Each team will continue consulting for its CNS client, and that work will pick up soon.
- Tomorrow we have a guest speaker, Mr. Arjun Banerjee (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Indian Revenue Service; he has submitted multiple articles to IJNS; any teams could also take him as an additional client and help edit one or more of his articles; we’ll discuss this tomorrow.
- Tomorrow morning I’m going to generate all the team presentation assignments, and their dates; look to the online class schedule to see them.
- Basically, in addition to general classroom discussions where I may ask teams to share and discuss some of the work they are doing, each team has 4 deliverables:
+ In-class presentation #1: Tutorial for CNS client ; 10% of final grade
+ In-class presentation #2: topical discussion (presentation and discussion of a topic relevant to the research of one or more clients); 10% of final grade
+ In-class presentation #3: display and discussion of work for clients; 10% of final grade
+ Final report (see prompt at end of this long message); 70% of final grade. The final report doubles as the final exam, but we’ll still meet at 12:30 PM on 14 December for final things and “de-briefing.”
Here FYI is a list of sample topics (see “in-class presentation #2):
– Internationalization, Localization, and Translation
– Culture and Rhetoric – Strategies for Persuasion
– Culture and Visual Communication
– Psychology and Culture
– Legal and Ethical Issues in Intercultural Communication
– International Outsourcing/Offshoring: Economic Concepts, Benefits, and Limitations
– Culture and Business Practices; Management Issues in Intercultural Communication
– Culture and Usability
– Approaches to Teaching and Training Others in Intercultural Communication
– Nuclear Security Communication in Global Contexts
– Defining and Managing Risk; Risk Communication in Global Contexts
– Demographics, Global Markets, and the Expanding Information Economy
– Predictions for the Future – How Might Globalization Continue to Affect Intercultural Communication
Here also FYI is the list of topics students chose/generated last year, and upon which they presented (well here are the clients and their titles and counties, plus the topics their teams chose):
Professor Ayoade Kuye — Centre for Nuclear Energy Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Peaceful and ethical applications of nuclear science and technology
Mr. Stephen Dahunsi — PhD Student, Energy, Science, and Engineering, Bredesen Center and Institute for Nuclear Security, UTK
Narrative theory and visual rhetoric as applied to international communication in nuclear security
REPUBLIC of SOUTH KOREA
Professor Kwan Kyoo Choe — Director General, International Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security Academy, Korea Institute for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control, Daejeon, Republic of South Korea
Global Education and Training in Nuclear Security
Dr. Natalie Manaeva Rice — Research assistant in Global Security Policy , UT Institute for Nuclear Security
How terrorism has affected nuclear security and how this has shaped a country’s stance on international nuclear peace treaties
Dr. Haidy Ghoname — Research Associate, UT Institute for Nuclear Security
International Laws and Treaties regarding nuclear security (focus on involvement of Middle East)
Mr. Hubert Foy — Director, African Centre for Science and international Security, HQ in Accra, Ghana
International organizations dealing with nuclear security
Peter and Paul Amoah — Research Scientists, Radiation Protection Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Accra, Ghana
Culture and Rhetoric: Strategies for Persuasion in Global Contexts
Ok! That gives you some food for thought. Now here is The Prompt for your final projects.
Yours as always,