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Go global with O'Neill International online courses

Summer 2021

We're offering four online summer courses based off of our popular study abroad courses for this summer. Courses range in topic, global context, and mode of instruction (asynchronous vs. synchronous vs. hybrid).

Many of the courses can count for credit in various majors and concentrations.

Adding a globally focused course to your O’Neill degree will allow you to develop cross-cultural skills, make connections with international organizations, faculty and students, and see the world from your home! During COVID times, it is the next best thing to travel. 

Note: No special application or permissions required to enroll. Enroll as you would any other course.

Do you have questions about any of these programs?

Email oio@indiana.edu

O’Neill in Bavaria and Lombardia

Global Perspectives on Public and Private Sector Interactions
  • Professor David Audretsch
  • SPEA-V 482/582
  • 3 weeks, 3 credits
  • May 10-May 28, 2021

This multidisciplinary course explores theoretical and historical explanations for a range of policy issues in the international system. You will observe that contemporary social and political problems often arise from a variety of sources and grievances, including access to health services, economic inequality, access to educational resources, minority group concerns with equality in the job market, issues of privacy and security in the face of terrorism, and environmental challenges in a quickly developing world. By addressing these concerns in an international academic environment, you will become better equipped with tools and strategies to manage policy problems, identify solutions, and effectively assist decision makers in the implementation of efficient, responsible, and sustainable policies. You will absorb this as you embrace the two European cultures of Germany and Italy and interact with local and international students from the University of Augsburg and the University of Bergamo

 

This is an O’Neill International course adapted to be offered in an online format. Students should be able to attend synchronous classes for the three weeks of the course. Synchronous class sessions will run from 9am-11am or 10am-12pm every week day of the three week course. This course is taught in conjunction with the University of Augsburg (Germany) and the University of Bergamo (Italy), and participants will be in class with students from both of these universities. This course is based around a required group project that spans the duration of the course, with a final deadline roughly a month after the last synchronous class session. Students will form groups with Augsburg and Bergamo students in order to complete this research project. Please be certain of your ability to fulfill all of the above conditions for the course before enrolling. 

O’Neill in Bavaria and Berlin

Strategic Management in an International Context
  • Professor David Audretsch
  • SPEA-V 482/582
  • 3 weeks, 3 credits
  • May 31-June 18, 2021

This course will center on the strategic management of organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on the international context. As internationalization and globalization continue to bring the people, nations, and economies of the world closer and closer together, there are major implications for organizations across all three sectors. These implications manifest both internally and externally to the organization and are best handled through intentional strategic management and planning at all levels of the organization. Examples include digitalization and disruption, demographic change, political upheaval and economic upturns/downturns, among many others. While many tenets of strategic management are commonly known, their application in the international world and workplace are less clear. This course provides students with the opportunity to build foundational knowledge in strategic management and learn what it means for organizations in our global age that operate within and across the three sectors of the economy.

This is an O’Neill International course adapted to be offered in an online format. Students should be able to attend synchronous classes for the three weeks of the course. Synchronous class sessions will run from 9am-11am or 10am-12pm every week day of the three week course. This course is taught in conjunction with the University of Augsburg (Germany) and participants will be in class with students from this university. This course is based around a required group project that spans the duration of the course, with a final deadline roughly a month after the last synchronous class session. Students will form groups with Augsburg students in order to complete this research project. Please be certain of your ability to fulfill all of the above conditions for the course before enrolling. 

O’Neill in Ireland

Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution
  • Professor Gary Branham
  • SPEA-V 482/582
  • 2 weeks, 3 credits
  • June 14-June 25, 2021

This course integrates theories of conflict and dispute resolution with an analysis of differences in dimensions of culture including religion, values, identity, worldviews and language. Applied learning will focus on cross-cultural conflicts between individuals, within organizations, and between nations with emphasis on “The Troubles” of Northern Ireland. You will be exposed to a variety of ways culture impacts communication, negotiation and other dispute resolution processes. Additionally, you will look at the reconciliation process and the key challenges in transforming personal, social and structural relationships that have been damaged or destroyed by conflict.

This is an O’Neill International course adapted to be offered in an online format. Students should be able to attend synchronous morning classes with guest lecturers from Ireland between 8 a.m.- noon Monday-Friday for the two weeks of the course. Daily faculty lectures will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; these will be recorded as well and available for view asynchronously if students’ schedules don’t permit them to attend live. All course content except the morning guest lectures will be asynchronous.