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Semester Programs

Our undergraduate semester programs are designed to offer a semester beyond the classroom experience.

To support the overall Austrian experience, two courses are required of all students wanting to study a semester at Salzburg College:

  • Understanding Austria: History, Politics and Culture
  • One German language course

Beyond this students may choose to complete any of the following 2-3 course programs during their semester at Salzburg College:

General Requirements and Suggestions for a Semester in Salzburg

The required number of semester credit hours is 12. Because of the demands of foreign study, a higher load than 15 hours is not recommended. For a course load above 15 credit hours the approval from Salzburg College and the home university is necessary.

In addition, students are welcome to attend other classes in which they are interested on a regular basis without being registered or graded. Most courses are open to all students at all times. For prerequisites, please see individual course descriptions.

The semester schedule is split into two 6 week modules. Courses are compressed and students will take 2 or 3 courses in each module.

Interdisciplinary Program

The Interdisciplinary Program is our most encompassing program and is open to all majors. Next to the 2 mandatory courses, Understanding Austria and one German language course, you select any 2-3 courses freely during the second module and build your own, tailored study abroad semester. The Interdiciplinary Program is complimented by our variety of extracurricular activities.

European Studies Program

The European Studies Program combines humanities and social sciences. It is designed for all students in the fields of political science, history, culture and languages. Overall the program focuses on the EU and Austria including topics like politics of the EU, European history, Austrian-European culture, Austrian-European literature and German language.

Next to the two mandatory courses students are encouraged to select 2-3 courses from the list below:

  • Austrian Literature and Culture
  • Economics and Politics of the EU
  • Selected Topics in European Studies: Austria and the EU
  • A History of US-European Relations Since World War II
  • The Art of Propaganda: Communication Strategies in Fascism
  • Intercultural Communication
  • History of European Art
  • Austrian Folk Art

The European Studies Program is complimented by our variety of extracurricular activities.

German Language and Culture Program

The German Language and Culture Program is designed primarily for German majors and students wanting to focus on German language and culture studies.

Next to the 2 mandatory courses, Understanding Austria and one German language course students may choose any 2-3 courses from the list below:

  • Second German language course
  • Advanced German Conversation
  • Austrian Literature and Culture
  • Modern Austrian Literature
  • Austrian Folk Art

The German Language and Culture Program is complimented by our variety of extracurricular activities.

Communication/Marketing Program

The Communication/Marketing Program focuses on courses especially offered for all seeking a degree in the broad field of Communication.

Next to the 2 mandatory courses, Understanding Austria and one German language course, students may choose any 2-3 courses from the list below:

  • The Art of Propaganda: Communication Studies in Fascism
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to Television Production
  • International Public relations: Focus EU
  • Global Marketing: A European Perspective
  • Cultural Project Management
  • Photography: The Historical and Contemporary Image

The Communication/Marketing Program is complimented by our variety of extracurricular activities.

Art & Photography Program

The mission of the Salzburg College Art and Photography Program is to enrich, inspire and excite advanced art and photography students through one-on-one work with our professors, visits to galleries and participation in workshops. The limited enrollment program evidences the longstanding commitment of Salzburg College to fostering young artists. The program seeks to develop creative excellence, encourages dialogue and challenges students to grow as an artist and person. The semester ends with a public art show of the art and photography students' work.

Next to the 2 mandatory courses, Understanding Austria and one German language course, students may choose any 2-3 courses from the list below:

  • History of European Art
  • Selected Topics in Art History: The Baroque Period
  • Austrian Folk Art
  • Photography: The Historical and Contemporary Image
  • The Photographic Portfolio
  • Introduction to Television Production
  • Studio Art: Printmaking
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • Studio Art: Painting
  • Museum/Gallery Apprenticeship

The Art and Photography Program is complimented by our variety of extracurricular activities.

Music Program

The Music Program offers students a variety of opportunities to explore music performance, composition and arranging as well as music history in depth.

The program draws from all that Salzburg as the city of music has to offer:

Outstanding music performance instructors, passionate music historians, internationally acclaimed research collections and a wealth of concerts and events through-out the year. Salzburg College encourages students to participate in local choirs, orchestras and ensembles to enrich the overall experience.

The semester ends with a final concert that all participants of the Music Program perform in.

Next to the 2 mandatory courses, Understanding Austria and one German language course, students may choose any 2-3 courses from the list below:

  • History of Music - Classical and Romantic Period
  • Vocal and Instrumental Arranging
  • Music Composition
  • The Mozart Project
  • Music Performance

The Music Program is complimented by our variety of extracurricular activities.

Intercultural Communication Program

Students enrolled in this special emphasis program will gain specific knowledge of the way in which communication is infused through, and influenced by culture.

Culture and cultural industries have become a global influence on commerce, politics, the media and business. Students learn:

  • Communication principles as associated with culture and cultural industries,
  • a deeper insight into the industries identified as "cultural" and their role as agents,
  • the cross-section of creativity, industry, economics and politics,
  • business, marketing and promotional strategies relating to cultural industries, and
  • the stages of cultural production as well as basic project management skills.

The semester ends with the students planning, producing and arranging the final concert and art show for that semester.

Next to the 2 mandatory courses, Understanding Austria and one German language course, students complete the following courses:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Cultural Business and Marketing
  • Cultural Project Management

The Intercultural Communication Program is complimented by our variety of extracurricular activities.

Semester Internship Program

 

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