CAPA's Global Perspectives on Public Relations and Advocacy winter program, offered in partnership with Emerson College, offers a curriculum that examines issues related to public relations and advocacy work in Sydney and beyond. Hear from experts on relevant issues such as sustainability, crisis communications, and social media.
Activities may include tours of NSW Parliament, Sydney Olympic Park/ANZ Stadium, and the Sydney Opera House. Plus enjoy a New Years’ Eve dinner celebration in Sydney and a day excursion to the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park.
Explore global perspectives on issues related to public relations.
CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!
Earn 4 credits. Credits are issued by Emerson College.
Live in shared apartments (self-catered) within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
A local transit pass is provided for the duration of the program.
Enjoy a New Years’ Eve dinner celebration in Sydney and a day excursion to the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park.
Meet with experts in the areas of public relations and advocacy.
Activities may include tours of NSW Parliament, Sydney Olympic Park/ANZ Stadium, and the Sydney Opera House.
We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.
As a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
Our team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.
This course is a condensed historical/rhetorical account of how public relations (PR), strategy, policy, and public advocacy have shaped the United States, and beyond. The focus of our time together is on the rhetorical struggle of what it means to be engaged in the processes of public policy and public relations, from a global perspective. By examining significant read-ings, artifacts, and theories associated with PR, our class will address historical and contemporary issues of rhetoric, gov-ernance, and crisis communication in a local and global context. The primary goal of the class is to acquaint students with a variety of approaches in the study of ethical and intersectional public advocacy, with a focus on theory and praxis, to high-light the struggles surrounding the meaning(s) of truth, power, and civic engagement.
The course’s point of departure is an immersion experience in Sydney, Australia. Located in New South Wales (NSW), Syd-ney serves as a hub for international influence in politics, art, culture, and governance. From there, we will build a classroom understanding of theoretical readings in the field of PR; then, students move through readings, assignments, in class re-sponses, lectures, and discussions oriented toward a critical and productive approach to PR.
SDNY COMM 3323