Emphasizing face-to-face as well as the use of digital communication tools, the course provides classroom instruction and practical training to help leaders better understand community development needs, as well as how individuals and organizations might work inclusively in partnership with local community institutions to engage and build up local community capacity and empowerment.
- Visit and work with community partner (half day)
And one or two of the following:
- Classroom instruction (2 hours)
- Group reflection and working on projects
- Organized cultural activities and tours
- Free time
- See course syllabus
Pavel Shlossberg, PhD
Dr. Shlossberg completed his Ph.D. in the Doctoral Communications program at Columbia University in New York City and is the author of Crafting Identity. Prior to his appointment at Gonzaga, he had been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New Mexico and a lecturer at the University of Virginia. As part of the research for his dissertation in the Ph.D. program at Columbia University, Professor Shlossberg investigated social justice in the context of indigenous issues in Mexico — work that aligns with the global focus of the M.A. in Communication and Leadership program. This work is now a book under contract with the University of Arizona Press. His work has appeared in several journals, including Cultural Studies, Visual Anthropology Review, International Journal of Communication, and Souls. He has also received Top Papers Awards at NCA and ECA. Professor Schlossberg’s expertise in Latin American Studies, diversity, and ethics help inform his teaching in the COML program. He currently teaches COML 506 International and Intercultural Communication, COML 503 Communication and Ethics, and COML 508 Theorizing Communication.