Short Courses in Communication Sciences

Communications is a study field that deals with human communication processes which aim to share the meaningful information. Communication studies look into different contexts and examine how the information is interpreted. Researchers aim to explain human communication issues and usually focus on empirical methods as experimental design, surveys, focus groups, interviews and quasi-experimental design. The discipline also is based on sociology, psychology, biology, political sciences, economics, anthropology, public policy, mathematics, information science and etc. The study field is closely related to modern information sharing technologies such as radio, television, mass media, social-networks. Graduates can work in advertising, marketing, public relations, radio, television, writing, publishing, journalism, electronic journalism, PR or online media.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write About Anything Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write About Anything
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Delivered by Professor Dorsey Armstrong of Purdue University—whose work with students involves the art and craft of analytical and persuasive writing—this course immerses you in the elements of successful writing. With its engaging literary and everyday examples, inspirational prompts, and unforgettable insights, Analysis and Critique makes the perfect reference guide for both professional and casual writers.

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Business Communication and Social Media Session Business Communication and Social Media Session
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA £ 575 per week
  • Non-EEA £ 575 per week
  • National £ 575 per week
  • International £ 575 per week
  • 14 days

This course provides a general understanding of the main functionalities of social media and how they can be used by international companies.

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How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication
  • Any time
  • National $ 94 per year
  • International $ 94 per year
  • Not specified

Being a great conversationalist requires practice and effort. The good news is it’s a skill set anyone can acquire and refine. In just six lectures, How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication will teach you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors. Delivered by award-winning English professor Anne Curzan of the University of Michigan, this highly practical course focuses on the fundamental principles you need to know to become more conversationally aware and savvy at home, in the workplace, and beyond.

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Intensive summer prep course Intensive summer prep course
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 529 per module
  • Non-EEA € 529 per module
  • 10 days

Congratulations! You are starting a new phase in your life by coming to Hanze University of Applied Sciences to study in one of our bachelor's programmes. But do you know much about Dutch culture? Do you know how the Dutch educational system works? And are you comfortable using English as your first language for the next four years?

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Art of Public Speaking: Lessons From the Greatest Speeches in History Art of Public Speaking: Lessons From the Greatest Speeches in History
  • Any time
  • National $ 169 per year
  • International $ 169 per year
  • Not specified

All it takes is confidence, practice, and the knowledge of time-tested techniques and strategies used by history's greatest public speakers—all of which you'll find in The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History. This 12-lecture course is your guide to the secrets of this essential skill, an insider's look at what makes history's enduring speeches so unforgettable, and an invaluable reference tool you can use any time you have to speak your mind.

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Strategic Marketing Communications Strategic Marketing Communications
  • May 2016
  • Nov 2015
  • National $ 7,900 per module
  • International $ 7,900 per module
  • 5 days

To succeed in today’s marketplace, leaders need the ability to think differently about their marketing communications. This program incorporates both fundamental “roots” of strategic marketing communications, such as insight and positioning, and new “branches” of strategic marketing communications, such as digital and consumer engagement approaches. Moreover, a fundamental goal is to help attendees embrace, and look for, change in their marketing communications.

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Human Resources & Labour Relations Human Resources & Labour Relations
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 629 per module
  • 12 months

The University Certificate in Human Resources and Labour Relations is offered by the Centre for Social Sciences. This is an integrated, multidisciplinary program of courses that examines employment relations within their social, legal, political, and economic contexts. This certificate will be of interest to trade unionists, managers, human resource specialists and individuals interested in better employment opportunities. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

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Russian Markets:  Opportunities and Perspectives - Summer School of Russian Markets Russian Markets: Opportunities and Perspectives - Summer School of Russian Markets
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 1,260 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,260 per module
  • 21 days

The summer course “Russian Markets: Opportunities and Perspectives” will be launched in 2014 based on a wide experience the teaching staff has acquired on previous international educational programmes which have been developed since 2006 and have gained popularity among participating universities.

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Graduate Certificate of Arts (Media and Communications)
  • Dec 2015
  • International AUD 11,480 per year
  • 6 months

This nested suite of programs comprises the Graduate Certificate of Arts (Media and Communications), Graduate Diploma of Arts (Media and Communications) and Master of Arts (Media and Communications). These programs have been designed to provide both a theoretical base and a portfolio of skills applicable to a wide range of media activities. They are aimed at developing the skills of those interested in working in media-related industries and enhancing the expertise of those already working in the media.

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Changemakers - Imagining Futures
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 333 per module
  • Non-EEA € 2,100 per module
  • 25 days

The aim of the course is to gain insight into, discuss, critically reflect on and productively put to use different humanistic professions in a generative way in order to strengthen, sharpen and nuance one’s own profession in relation to ‘changemaking’ as phenomenon, practice and design. In this way, the distinctive humanistic theoretical, analytical, methodological and design-oriented skills and competencies of the individual student is put into play and put to use in the interdisciplinary working group.

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Intercultural Communication and Multilingualism
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 640 per module
  • Non-EEA € 640 per module
  • 17 days

The course will focus on Intercultural Communication theories and models and also to multilingualism by giving examples for different regional areas and the participants will analyze multilingualism, bilingualism and also media by using critical discourse analysis.

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