Short Courses in Communications

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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Public Relations & Society Public Relations & Society
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

The course outlines different types, practices, and principles of public relations. It looks at some key frameworks and developments in PR theory and practice, offering a straightforward combination of theory and case studies. In an increasingly global context, it is also imperative to take into account the international and intercultural perspectives of PR.

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UNISCA Summer Course UNISCA Summer Course
  • Jun 2015
  • National € 119 per module
  • International € 350 per module
  • 14 days

The UNISCA Summer Course is an international, interdisciplinary university course. UNISCA is not a regular university course. It is a ten day Summer Course consisting of two parts: six lectures divided over three days (June 29th, June 30th and July 1st). Following the lecture days will be a conferenceweek from July 3rd until July 7th. Both parts are mandatory for all participants and consists of academic and practical preparation for the Model United Nations.

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World Politics World Politics
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

This course analyses the basic setting, structure and dynamics of world politics with emphasis on current global problems, practices and processes. In doing so, it introduces the major theoretical approaches to international politics, and uses theory as a methodological tool for analyzing sources of change and causes of conflict and/or cooperation in the global arena.

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International Environmental Law International Environmental Law
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

Topics courses change every semester, offering advanced study in themes, theories and issues beyond the regular departmental course offerings. Taught by permanent or visiting faculty, recent Topics courses include: 'The French Elections', 'Refugee and Asylum Law', 'Turkey and the EU', or 'Law and Corruption'.

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Multisensory Integration and Synaesthesia Multisensory Integration and Synaesthesia
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 600 per module
  • Non-EEA € 600 per module
  • Not specified

In this Summer School, we will pay attention both to psychological and psychophysical manifestations of multisensory integration and synesthesia, as well as to their neural bases.

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Hospitality Mini Courses Hospitality Mini Courses
  • Dec 2015
  • International $ 395 per module
  • Not specified

Boost your career in as little as two weeks with new hospitality mini-courses! Choose from 12 different areas of interest, from hospitality finance and gaming operations to marketing, foodservice and lodging. And with instant access, you can get started immediately upon enrolling.

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Planning the Cycling City Planning the Cycling City
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 1,500 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,500 per module
  • Not specified

This programme will explore urban cycling from a Dutch perspective, both historical and current, and provide students with a host of skills and insights on how to develop and foster cycling cities.

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Deutschland und Seine Nachbarn: Interkulturelle Kommunikation Deutschland und Seine Nachbarn: Interkulturelle Kommunikation
  • Aug 2015
  • EEA € 300 per module
  • Non-EEA € 300 per module
  • 5 days

Deutschland befindet sich im Zentrum Europas und ist auch das Land, das durch die meisten Nachbarn umringt wird. Zu den einzelnen Nachbarlδndern haben sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten auf der Grundlage jeweils spezifischer historischer, politischer, wirtschaftlicher und gesellschaftlicher Kontexte sehr differenzierte (bilaterale) Beziehungen entwickelt.

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Creative writing: an introduction to life writing Creative writing: an introduction to life writing
  • Feb 2016
  • International £ 235 per module
  • Not specified

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to write a biography, memoir or other form of non-fiction. It will use examples and practical exercises to guide students through the skills needed to write interesting non-fiction: research, editing, how to tell a story and ways of using discription.

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Summer Programme in European Studies Summer Programme in European Studies
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 2,200 per module
  • Non-EEA € 2,200 per module
  • 42 days

Get ready for the best summer ever! The six-week Summer Programme in European Studies (SES) offers you a great European experience while earning credits towards your major. Choose from eight courses and two academic study trips (of 10 or 16 days) taught in English and offered by the Center for European Studies (CES) at Maastricht University, one of the highest-ranking universities in the Netherlands. Course topics fit most majors and have a distinct European or international theme.

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