As part of our global education program, Up with People is pleased to partner with Florida Southern College to provide the chance for our touring cast members to gain academic credit during their tour.


July Courses

Below you will find course titles and course descriptions. Complete course outlines will be available three (3) months prior to the program start date.

Interpersonal Communication (SPC 2250)
Four credit hours. No prerequisites. A study of the dynamics of human communication in various settings. Course focus is on verbal and nonverbal messages, listening, conflict, and relationships. Group and partner discussions, oral presentations, and performances are important elements of class.

Special Topics in Communication: Conflict Management (SPC 3900/ COM 3900)
Four credit hours. No prerequisites. This course discusses various ways that conflict occurs in society. The course addresses what conflict is, what different contexts and environments conflict occurs in, what scholars say about conflict, and different ways of managing conflict. Students gain an increased awareness of competency in communication.

Principles of Management (BUS 2217)
Four credit hours. No prerequisites. This course distinguishes modern business management from leadership and examines the concepts, principles, and functions of management applicable to all types of organizations. Management concepts will be applied to case studies and experiential activities to help the students refine their own individual managerial styles.


January Courses

Below you will find course titles and course descriptions. Complete course outlines will be available three (3) months prior to the program start date.

Small Group Communication (SPC 2260)
Four credit hours. No prerequisites. The study of small group communication theory and practice in various situations. Course focus is on how small groups are used to solve problems, reach decisions, and make recommendations. Groups will work with Up with People cast and community groups to identify solutions and make recommendations to solve presented issues.

Intercultural Communication (SOC 2270 / SPC 2270)
Four credit hours. No prerequisites. This course explores the unique relationship between communication and culture. Students examine their own cultural view as they are exposed to a variety of cultural dynamics and more in this increasingly global society. This course balances concepts and theories of intercultural communication with practical application. The goal of this course is to enhance the student’s effectiveness as a communicator.

Contemporary Leadership Models (BUS 3998)
Four credit hours. No prerequisites. This course examines the core concepts of leadership and looks closely at traditional vs. contemporary leadership styles. Various leadership models will be covered and case studies used to demonstrate practical application of these models today. Students will be provided opportunities for personal development through exercises and hands-on learning with the goal of understanding and refining their own individual leadership styles.