Ideas in History
Area of Study
Communication, Development Studies, History, Intercultural Communications
Taught In English
Host University Units8
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis subject engages students in critical examination, discussion and reflection on some of the key ideas and intellectual movements in world history and how these inform current social, cultural, economic and political thought and practice. In particular, it explores how ideas and worldviews frame and influence communication socially, culturally and politically. Students explore non-Western as well as Western ideas and viewpoints and ways of understanding human history including those ideas and intellectual traditions attached to the categories of the 'modern' and modernity, the 'post-modern' and post-modernity and 'tradition' ? culture, custom and community. These are examined through various themes from multiple cultural perspectives and activities which include those based in museums and other sites where ideas and their histories are represented.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.