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 2016
  • 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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World Politics World Politics
  • Jun 2016
  • 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 2016
  • 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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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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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 Nachbarländern 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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Counselling: Exploring Fear and Sadness Counselling: Exploring Fear and Sadness
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 1,520 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 1,520 per module
  • Not specified

Fear and sadness are the most common problems that people seek counselling for. This module introduces you to the ways in which they have been understood: as 'mental health problems'; by different forms of individual therapy; and by approaches that focus on the family, the social group, or society.

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Summer Programme in European Studies Summer Programme in European Studies
  • Jun 2016
  • 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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Summer School CuriousU Summer School CuriousU
  • Aug 2015
    Not specified
  • 7 days

Come and experience the ultimate expression of High Tech and Human Touch at the University of Twente: a festival-style summer school where you can attend high tech courses and experience the only American-style campus in the Netherlands.

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Creative Writing Creative Writing
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 2,973 per module
  • 9 months

This module takes a student-centred approach to creative writing, offering a range of strategies to help you develop as a writer. The emphasis is highly practical, with exercises and activities designed to ignite and sustain the writing impulse. The five-part module starts by showing ways of using your memory and experience and building a daily discipline.

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Principles and Practices in Journalism (IS005) Principles and Practices in Journalism (IS005)
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA £ 1,500 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 1,500 per module
  • 14 days

This course offers you an intensive immersion in the basic principles and practices of professional journalism in the modern multimedia age. You will learn what professional journalists do, how they do it and how their work informs the public sphere. You will experience the pressure and the pleasures of making real journalism to real deadlines under professional leadership.

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