Society & Culture

Grady College to debut first course offering in a Spanish-speaking country

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is offering a course in a Spanish-speaking country for the first time as part of the new interdisciplinary study abroad program Art, Astronomy and Journalism.

Anandam Kavoori, professor of telecommunications in the Grady College, will join faculty members from the department of physics and astronomy and the Lamar Dodd School of Art for the May term program on the UGA Costa Rica campus.

Participants will elect to take two of five courses-astronomy, drawing, environmental journalism, graphic design and painting-to earn up to seven credits.

During three weeks, May 13-June 4, students in the environmental journalism class will immerse themselves in their surroundings, drawing on their senses to develop and hone their storytelling skills. They will build multi-media portfolios comprised of blog posts and photo essays, and collectively produce a documentary. The course is a special topics elective open to any interested UGA student.

The deadline to apply for the program, which is limited to 20 participants, is March 21.

For more details about the Art, Astronomy and Journalism study abroad program and the UGA Costa Rica campus, see To learn about other study abroad opportunities offered by the Grady College, see

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Established in 1915, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising, public relations, digital and broadcast journalism and mass media arts. The college offers two graduate degrees, and is home to the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information, see or follow @UGAGrady on Twitter.