Study & Intern in Sydney

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Additional course offerings depend on program enrollment. Courses could include: 

Advertising & Promotions

SDNY 3018

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the basic elements of marketing communications, including advertising, direct marketing communications, sales promotions, public relations and publicity, and personal selling. The concept of integrated marketing communication is introduced as an organizational tool and as a philosophy for campaign planning. Integrated marketing communication requires a 'total' approach to planning advertising and promotions campaigns and coordinating communication strategies in support of overall brand and goods/services marketing objectives, and more broadly marketing strategy. 

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

Advertising and Society

SDNY 3019

Spring

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the linkages between advertising and society. It is premised on the belief that advertising helps shape human attitudes and behaviours, just as the latter two in turn help direct and shape advertising. The emphasis is however firmly on advertising as a shaping agent – how it influences individuals and societies, the dynamic nature of the relationship, and the impacts (both positive and negative) that advertising may have on individuals and societies. It takes a critical and dispassionate view of advertising, rather than a managerial or practitioner’s view. Various criticisms of advertising are flagged, and these are used as a basis for further coverage and discussion of the criticisms and issues raised. 

Syllabus

Approved for Global Perspectives.

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Sydney

SDNY 3013

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 Credits

This course is designed to encourage you to engage in a critical analysis of the development of modern cities, in particular Sydney. It will trace Sydney’s development from a "colonial outpost" into the "thriving metropolis" it is today. The course will examine how the forces of colonization, migration, modernization, and globalization have affected the city and its inhabitants. The course ultimately intends to help you contextualize your travels and encounters in the city and will help you develop informed interpretations of Sydney while you are there.

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

Approved for the Social Science core and Global Perspectives theme.

Art Down Under—From the Dreamtime to the Present

SDNY 3002

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

The course provides an insight into the many different works of art produced in the last century and also introduces some of the most controversial works to come out of Australia's Aboriginal and contemporary art worlds. All the major 20th Century art movements are examined in relation to advances in technology, historical events, and sociological changes. You are encouraged to develop your visual awareness and personal responses to different types of art.

Syllabus

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and the Global Perspectives theme.

Australian, Asian & Pacific Literatures

SDNY 3016

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

This course covers a wealth of literature from the Australian, Asian, and South Pacific region, from Australia’s earliest colonial outback and horsemen stories to the city-focused cosmopolitanism of the 1980s, to the aboriginal literature of the 1990s, and in the 2000s, the contemporary Torres Strait and Polynesian literatures’ reformulations of place that respond to both contemporary and traditional understandings of islands, archipelagoes, and identity.

Syllabus

Approved for the Literature core and Global Perspectives theme.

Australian Cinema: Representation and Identity

SDNY 3003

Fall, Spring, & Summer

3 Credits

This course enables you to engage with important issues of personal and collective identity via the study of film. Identity is said to be increasingly mediated by the mass media and cinema, so one of the key questions of the class is: to what extent have Australian films reflected or determined Australian identities? The question of what it means to be Australian is broached through the concepts of national identity and the imagined community. You are encouraged to draw on your own academic and personal experiences.

Syllabus

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and the Global Perspectives theme.

Australian Government & Politics in the Pacific Rim Context

SDNY 3011

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

This course introduces you to the history, concepts, and structures of politics and government in Australia. You will gain knowledge on the debates, disagreements, problems, and changes in government and politics “Down Under, especially in relation to the Pacific Rim Region and will be able to think critically on these issues as well as defend ideas on them.

Syllabus

Approved for the Social Science core and the Global Perspectives theme.

Australian History: Aboriginal History to Colonization - Current Issues in Historical Perspectives

SDNY 3014

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

Using contemporary issues in Australia—race, immigration, culture, environment, politics, and foreign policy—the course explains the historical origins of issues and provides critical analysis. This course begins in 2010 and looks back into Australia’s past, asking and answering a series of questions to explain contemporary attitudes and events, as part of an ongoing dialogue between the present and the past.

Syllabus

Approved for the Historical Perspectives and the Global Perspectives theme.

Australian Nightmare: Horror Films and the Traumatic Imagination on the Pacific Rim

SDNY 3035

Summer

3 Credits

The classic American horror film is derived from a gothic heritage, an inheritor of a European context and its tropes: the disintegration of civilization through wars, disease, economic collapse, and associated social traumas. The horror that the current, post-9/11 generation has produced is notably different; it plays upon central themes that derive from an Australasian context, driven by the recent horror films of Australia, Japan, and Korea. These influential films have been made and distributed outside of an American context but then repackaged for the West in remakes and variations that awaken an American audience to themes of horror that are decidedly non-European in substance. This course will examine these films, comparing and contrasting European and Australasian tropes for horror as well as their reflection of and impact on society.

Syllabus

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and the Global Perspectives theme.

Campaigning for Change: Advocacy, Activism, and Policy in the Digital Age 

SDNY 3029

Fall, Spring, & Summer

3 Credits

This course introduces students to theories and concepts of the relationship between civil society advocacy, policy and state institutions, and social change in the digital age. Students will engage with real world advocacy campaigns designed to exploit digital technology and tools to gain an understanding of the application of theory and concepts in this context. Local, national, and transnational case studies will be examined. Students will then learn to apply specific campaign strategies by creating a prototype campaign on a current issue of policy and social change.

Syllabus

Approved for the Technology and Society and the Global Perspectives theme.

Directed Research Project

SDNY 3895

Not offered 2017-2018

3 Credits

This course provides under-graduate students the opportunity to undertake a research project in the context of study abroad. Students are directed and supervised in the application of qualitative methods and tools to a research project chosen from the syllabus, or a project their own choosing, approved by the Faculty leader. Qualitative research involves collection and analysis of primarily non- numeric data whilst quantitative research is based on numerical data and analysis. Mixed methods research combines both qualitative and quantitative. There are two core components to the course: the research component involves the ‘doing’ of the research, for example data gathering, analysis, and writing up; and the supervisory component provides students with guidance on the specific research topic from subject matter experts within the CAPA Sydney faculty. For students who have not previously studied qualitative research methods, there is a mandatory third component consisting of a weekly workshop on qualitative research design, methods, and writing. Other students are free to attend these workshops also (in total or selected topics).

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme. Additional approvals pending. 

Gender, Culture, & Society

SDNY 3028

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

This course explores a range of theories and debates that surround the issue of gender in both local and international contexts. Students will be introduced to key concepts and ideas that have been applied to the study of gendered identity, and will use these to critically analyze gendered identity in both Australia and the United States.  Weekly seminars will utilize historical and contemporary case studies to facilitate and understanding of how and why gender is such a critical element of past and present identity politics.

Syllabus

Approved for the Social Science core and the Global Perspectives theme.

Global Workforce Management 

SDNY 3024

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

This course provides an integrative framework for understanding the business and legal challenges that are associated with effective workforce management around the world.  As more and more companies try to leverage the benefits of a global labour market, it is critical to understand the challenges that managers must deal with as they try to coordinate work practices across country settings and prepare individuals for global assignments.  Toward that end, we will examine how international labour markets compare in terms of labour costs, labour supply, workplace culture, and employment law. High-profile news events from developed and emerging economies will be used to illustrate the complex cultural and regulatory environment that multinational firms face in such areas as talent management, performance management, offshore outsourcing, downsizing and industrial relations.  The last segment will focus on the individual and organizational factors that promote successful global assignments. 

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

Global Internship Program

SDNY 3375

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 or 6 Credits

The Global Internship Program (GIP) is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The GIP fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning (GNL), whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other GIP themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Master classes given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.

A variety of teaching and learning activities will be used, for example: lecture, workshop, discussion, informal and formal presentations, and mock (recorded) interviews. The assessment mechanisms are all designed to support learning, using the internship and living abroad experience as a vehicle. Above all, the on-site CAPA sessions give students the opportunity to listen to individual experiences, compare and contrast activities with others, and consider the experience in terms of their personal and professional development - at the beginning we focus on self-reflection and at the end of this process we challenge each student to focus on self-projection. The 6-credit internship class has a specialized focus on the latter by engaging students in an internship/industry related research project to develop each student's connection between their internship and time abroad with possible postgraduate study and career opportunities. It is, therefore, our intention that students will treat these on-site sessions with the same dedication and professionalism that we expect the students to display at their internships. Students will undertake an intensive orientation session to help them prepare for and integrate into their placements. Additional resources and readings to aid students' personal and professional development will be provided.

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

Indigenous Peoples and Modernity: Culture, Rights and Development in a Globalizing World

SDNY 3020

Spring & Summer

3 Credits

This course explores the implications of modernity for Indigenous peoples of the planet, in particular the impact of colonization, the contribution of rights frameworks in enhancing the wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, and approaches to development for non-urban Indigenous communities. Each week, the topic is introduced with an overview of key concepts and theories, which are then applied and illustrated through the case study of Aboriginal Australia, the oldest living culture on the planet. Students undertake their own research into the condition of Native Americans and compare the two case studies.

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme. Additional approvals pending. 

Intercultural Communication: Theories, Practice and Factors Influencing Intercultural Communication

SDNY 3012

Spring

3 Credits

This course will increase the understanding of basic concepts and principles regarding communication between people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds within Australia, including Aboriginal and immigrant populations. The course will introduce you to theory and research in the area of intercultural communication and will help you develop this knowledge in understanding and improving human interaction in both the study abroad environment and international contexts.

Syllabus

Approved for the Social Science core and the Global Perspectives theme.

International Dimensions of Organizational Behaviour

SDNY 3023

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

In the International Dimensions of Organizational Behaviour course, students will study how theories, research, and current issues in the field of organizational behaviour apply in the context of the international workplace. This course will focus on the international application of core management theories and strategies, and will be based on interdisciplinary research, from fields including psychology, sociology, economics, political science and anthropology.

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

International Economics

SDNY 3022

Fall, Spring, & Summer

3 Credits

The International Economics module provides an understanding of the key economic issues in the global business environment.  The course provides an understanding of how global businesses are impacted by real world developments in economics, politics and finance.  The business environment is dynamic in nature.  The course coverage is therefore updated periodically to include current real world evidence as well as recent academic and empirical findings.  The five broad topics covered in the course are: Globalization, Country Differences, Cross-Border Trade & Investment, the Global Monetary System, and Competing in a Global Market Place.  

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

International Finance

SDNY 3021

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

The International Finance module provides an understanding of finance in the international context.  In a globally integrated world, it has become imperative to trade, invest and conduct business operations internationally.  The course exposes the students to the opportunities and risks associated with international finance.  The course coverage includes historical perspectives and foundations of international finance, the foreign exchange markets and exchange rate determination, exposure management, financial management of a multinational firm.   

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

International Marketing

SDNY 3015

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

This course reflects the increasing amount of international marketing carried out by a wide and diverse range of organizations. Starting with why organizations may wish to expand their activities across national boundaries, you develop knowledge to identify which markets to enter, the methods of market entry available and the management and control implications.

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme. 

Managing Global Supply Chains

SDNY 3025

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

Supply chain management (SCM) is becoming more and more important for businesses as the scope to outsource globally increases. Companies now have to deal with emerging countries just beginning to compete in global markets.  A supply chain is the network of entities from the raw material supplier at one end, going through the plants, warehouses and distribution centres, to retailers, and sometimes the final customer, at the other end.  Supply chain management is the integrated management of the flow and storage of materials, information and funds between the entities comprising the supply chain.  The main objective of the supply chain is to create and enhance value as the product, in its intermediate or final form, progresses through the network.  

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

People, Place, & Culture: Environmental Debates in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Rim

SDNY 3026

Spring & Summer

3 Credits

This course explores the multi-faceted dimensions of human interaction with diverse environments in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to illuminate the origins of environmental concerns and current debates in these regions from pre-European contact to now. From the peopling of the Pacific to the challenge of climate change, this course is broad in its scope while concentrating on selected issues such as the impact of mining, clean energy futures, our vulnerability to “natural” disasters and increasing urbanization. In so doing, the intersection of culture and nature is explored. The course is embedded in the environmental humanities, but uses the approaches of environmental history, as well as insights from the disciplines of science, politics, sociology and cultural studies.

Syllabus

Approved for the Environment and the Global Perspectives theme.

Project Management Practicum

SDNY 3030

Summer

3 Credits

The Project Management Practicum enables students to apply the principles and practices of project management learned in the Project Management course to a project conducted in an organization by working through the design, implementation, monitoring, completion and evaluation stages of project management for the project. This practicum will run in a primarily concurrent fashion with the Project Management course—the two combine for a total of 90 hours during the intensive four-week program. The two courses ( Project management course/Project Management Practicum) plus an internship form a track, however each course can be separately taken.

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

Race and Ethnicity in Australia and the US

SDNY 3036

Spring

3 Credits

This course examines and compares race and ethnicity in Australia and the U.S.. Similarities and differences in racial/ethnic historic and current conditions, causes, consequences, and policies in the two countries will be identified. By the end of the course, students will have greater understanding of the role of race and ethnicity in determining group and individual opportunities, restrictions, and life experiences. Students will become aware of the continuing importance of cultural and political factors in the salience of race/ethnicity in the two societies. Solutions for racial problems will also be emphasized.

Syllabus

Approved for Social Science core and the Global Perspectives theme.

Skills and Challenges of Project Management

SDNY 3031

Summer

3 Credits

The project management course is designed as an introductory program specifically targeting students who intend to pursue careers in which the management of projects and/or programs is an area of responsibility. The course is designed to provide potential project managers with a systematic, structured framework and processes for the management of projects through the design, implementation, monitoring, completion and evaluation stages of project management.

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

Sports in Australian Society

SDNY 3032

Spring

3 Credits

Sport holds a central role in the development of the Australian character and identity, through the interaction with the expanse of the new environment of the early settlers, evolving during the colonial era of the nineteenth century. Sport helped forge and provides a focus for Australian nationalism whether that be individual achievements or as a team, projecting Australians internationally on the global sporting stage. This course studies sport in Australian culture, the historical context, through to its importance in today’s Australian society. Sport as a reflection of the masculine mono culture Australian identity of 19th Century and early 20th Century through to diversity of modern Australia multi-culturalism, indigenous recognition and social structures will be studied. Themes covered in this course include volunteerism, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, amateurism and professionalism, globalisation, integrity in sport (drugs in sport, influence of gambling on results, gene manipulation and bio medical enhancements) trends and challenges to the future of sport including doping in sport, rise of corporitisation of sport, innovation and technology impact on sport and the impact on Australian sport of the current the “Asian Century."

Syllabus

Approved for Social Sciences core and the Global Perspectives theme.

Sports Management

SDNY 3033

Spring & Summer

3 Credits

This course provides undergraduate students with the critical understanding of the theories, concepts, knowledge and skills for mangers in commercialized and community based sports the Australian context. The course considers the ranges of challenges facing the 21st-Century sports manager including a complex sociocultural environment, competitive business markets, managing a range of key stakeholders, the future of sports management and strategic planning to meet future sporting organizations objectives. The course also evaluates how public policy, sport governance and legislative requirements impacts on the management of sporting organizations. Finally, the course examines the wider social utility of sport in Australia, such as its role in community and the forming of national identity, as an opportunity for social improvement and general community well-being.

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

Sports Marketing

SDNY 3034

Spring & Summer

3 Credits

This course examines in detail the various techniques and strategies of sports marketing. The issue of professionalism and the corporatization of sport will be addressed. The focus on the necessity of securing various revenue streams including sponsorships, investment opportunities, government grants and fundraising potential of individuals, teams, clubs and facilities in the broad arena of sport. Students will examine the promotion of sport through various channels, including traditional media and the rise of digital marketing in its various forms. The ability to develop and implement marketing strategies and plans to present to individuals or organizations will be based around practical application using Australian case studies.

Syllabus

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

Understanding Modern Australia from a Sociological Perspective

SDNY 3008

Not offered 2017-2018

3 Credits

This course is designed to engage students in a sociological analysis of peoples, movements, and situations related to contemporary issues of change. It offers a comparative perspective of culture and society and analyzes the various constructions of Australian identity. It engages with debates around the notions of ethnicity, gender, migration, crime, and the media.

Syllabus

Approved for Social Science core and the Global Perspectives theme.

Writing the Global City: Sydney

SDNY 3017W

Fall, Spring, & Summer

3 Credits

This course is a creative writing workshop keyed to exploring the experience of traveling and living abroad in Sydney in either verse or prose texts. Along with the writing workshops, we will also read and discuss texts that focus on Australia in general and Sydney specifically from both native and foreign perspectives, noting particularly the literary techniques and strategies that various writers have used to express their experiences and observations.

Syllabus

Approved the Literature core, the Global Perspectives theme, and Writing Intensive requirement.

Global Identity—Optional Online Course

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in reflecting on multiple layers of cross-cultural experience and marketing your study abroad experience for future goals. There is an additional cost for this course.

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

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