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Undergraduate Students

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Relevant International Communication Courses

 COMM 335 Intercultural Communication

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Communication variables in intercultural contexts including culture and meaning, nonverbal styles across cultures, patterns of symbolic transfer, culture shock and communication, values in intercultural dialogue.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.


COMM 365/JOUR 365 International Communication

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Mass media, international, and cross-cultural audiences; theoretical, pragmatic, political and ethical issues; including cultural differences, comparative media systems, development communication, patterns of world news flow, political propaganda, impact of international advertising and other issues.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification; COMM-365 also taught at Galveston campus.
Cross Listing: JOUR 365/COMM 365.


COMM 367 Media and the Middle East

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Examination of how media (e.g., literature, news, film, television) contribute to our understanding of historical events in the Middle East; analysis of cultural, social, political and historical circumstances of media representation of events; exploration of various media genres’ techniques and narrative structure. May be taken two times for credit with a focus on different medium.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

COMM 458/JOUR 458 Global Media

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Study of globalization through media ownership; content, flow, cultural values, political power and technological impact; implications of globalization for local economies and audiences.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: JOUR 458/COMM 458.


COMM 488 Global Media Practicum

Credits 0-1. 0-1 Other Hours.

Directed global media experience.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.


Certificate in Communication and Global Media

Resources for International Students

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For Undergraduate Students:

Academic Success Center –

From their website: “Our mission is to provide comprehensive resources that help all Aggies achieve their academic goals and realize their academic potential. Every Aggie deserves a chance at an Aggie diploma, and the Academic Success Center exists to support them in that endeavor. To this end, we affirm a commitment to creating an environment that supports all Aggies regardless of their background or experiences.”


For all International Students:

International Students Association – 

From their website: “The International Student Association is an Aggie organization that embraces diversity and fosters a platform for cultural empowerment and education.”


International Student Mentor Association –

From their website: “The International Student Mentors Association (ISMA) is an organization which helps international students adjust to American culture and to the enormous environment of Texas A&M University! They do this by pairing international students with a mentor to help them out whenever needed and through a variety of socials and road trips throughout the semester!”

International Student Organizations at Texas A&M A list of diverse student organizations can be found here: International Student Organizations at Texas A&M


International Student Services – 

“International Student Services (ISS) administers a wide variety of services to the international community of Texas A&M. The mission of ISS is to facilitate international students’ admittance to the United States, to assist international students’ transition to life in the United States and at Texas A&M, to promote interactions between the U.S. and international populations, and to provide services necessary to meet the special needs of international students.

To facilitate this mission, ISS serves as an information resource for all partners in the international education process, those both on campus and off. In addition to issuing documents for students to obtain non-immigrant visas to study at the University, the office works with other University departments concerning admissions and enrollment. International students are provided with counseling and information in the areas of immigration, employment, financial issues, medical insurance, adjustment to the U.S., and income taxes.”


Money Education Center – 

From their website: “As a student, you have invested significantly in Texas A&M. Our goal is to help you maximize your return on that investment. Through Research, One-On-One Advising, and Instruction (ROI) for Money Education (ME), we can help you do the following:

    1. Limit the cost of attending college
    2. Navigate unexpected financial barriers
    3. Minimize student loan debt and future struggles in repayment
    4. Prepare for a lifetime of financial decisions”

Multicultural Services – 

The Department of Multicultural Services “offers multiple educational and developmental initiatives and programs that foster belonging, community, and inclusive learning environments as students thrive as members of the Aggie family. Here at Texas A&M University, the university is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, student, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.”


University Writing Center

From their website: “We offer international students who speak English as a foreign language assistance with writing and public speaking, including class assignments, theses, dissertations, or conversation practice.”


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