Academics

Course Overview

Students attending UIW-Strasbourg during the fall and spring semesters will have an opportunity to take courses at the Château and our partner institution, University of Strasbourg.

During the summer, a unique experience awaits students as the Summer Intercultural Communication and Global Leadership Program offers two leadership courses and lectures aimed at engaging students to develop their leadership skills and abilities. This five-week program promises students an opportunity of a lifetime, as special guests, dignitaries and lecturers from both Europe and the U.S. are invited to share their experiences and knowledge.

All courses are taught in English and credits are issued by the University of the Incarnate Word so that students can efficiently work towards graduation while experiencing student life in France. Each course taken at the Château is three U.S. semester credits, unless otherwise specified.

All offered courses are taught in English and are attended by international students. Courses at the University of Strasbourg, Sciences Po department, are taken during the fall and spring semesters only.

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Courses Summer 2022

Summer Intercultural Communication and Global Leadership Program

A challenging and innovative 5-week summer study abroad program for the next generation of leaders.

Dates: June 25-July 23, 2022

Courses

  • LEAD 3000: Leading for Impact and Innovation
    This course will introduce students to the emerging field of social entrepreneurship and innovation and begin to develop their individual and collective capacities to innovate and implement impactful, sustainable, and scalable methods of solving society’s problems. Each student will be responsible for developing an original blueprint for social innovation and change while working with local partners and enterprises.
  • SOCI / BINT 3332: Intercultural Communication
    This course introduces students to key concepts and theories surrounding international and intercultural communication. In our interdependent world, intercultural communication is an asset to students of all majors as they require the knowledge, skills, insights, and sensitivities to be an upstanding citizens and successful leaders.

Benefits for Students

  • Develop a broader global perspective of the world.
  • Understand other cultures and communication styles.
  • Improve your leadership skills and achieve confidence.
  • Gain international networking opportunities.
  • Discover your professional and personal potential.

This engaging and interactive summer study abroad program combines classroom instruction with high profile guest lectures, visits and excursions, as well as practical training elements in the area of goal finding, human rights, mediation, dispute resolution, social responsibility/peace building and intercultural negotiation skills to prepare students for their future careers goals to become leaders in a globalized world.

Throughout the program, students will be motivated to step up and lead, question, engage, grow, commit, create community, and continue to develop as the unfolding leaders they would like to become. Attending class, being prepared and completing readings and assignments and actively participating in class discussions and activities are not only expected but essential for every student’s individual success and growth through participation in this program.

The courses will include both classroom instruction and service learning/professional development elements and excursions. The course content focuses primarily on business and political leadership. The instructors are from American and European universities. This is an intensive program and students are encouraged to complete some of the required reading ahead of time.

Courses Fall 2022

  • GOVT 1000/3350/3000 - The European Union and Contemporary European Affairs
  • CLST 1000/3000 - European Identity and Cross-Cultural Communication
  • International Career Seminar

Students are required to take the following courses offered at the University of Strasbourg in order to earn the equivalent UIW course(s). To earn a total of six (6) U.S. credit hours, students are required to take the four courses, as specified below, during the semester.

GOVT 3399 – Politics of Visual Culture (3 UIW credits)

  • Understanding Contemporary Africa: National Constructions, Democratization and Development - 3 ECTS
  • The Politics of Visual Culture in Divided Societies: The Case of Northern Ireland - 3 ECTS

GOVT 4330 – International Law (3 UIW credits)

  • European Union Law - 3 ECTS
  • Public International Law - 3 ECTS

*Please contact UIW's Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator, paynter@uiwtx.edu, to receive up-to-date courses available at University of Strasbourg.

Courses Spring 2023

  • GOVT 1000/3350/3000 - The European Union and Contemporary European Affairs
  • CLST 1000/3000 - European Identity and Cross-Cultural Communication
  • International Career Seminar

Students are required to take the following courses offered at the University of Strasbourg in order to earn the equivalent UIW course(s). To earn a total of six (6) U.S. credit hours, students are required to take the four courses, as specified below, during the semester.

GOVT 3399 – Politics of Visual Culture (3 UIW credits)

  • Understanding contemporary Africa: National constructions, democratization and development - 3 ECTS
  • The Politics of Visual Culture in Divided Societies: The Case of Northern Ireland - 3 ECTS

GOVT 4330 – International Law (3 UIW credits)

  • European Union Law - 3 ECTS
  • Public International Law - 3 ECTS

*Please contact UIW's Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator, paynter@uiwtx.edu, to receive up-to-date courses available at University of Strasbourg.