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.
Hidden Genocides: Overshadowed by the Holocaust is a three-week summer course that investigates the causes and consequences of genocide, paying attention to both the cultural and legal aspects.
Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This summer school will allow PhD students and practitioners involved in the humanitarian field to develop and critically analyze their own research project. It is targeted especially for researchers and practitioners who are starting or who are in the early stages of a PhD project. The purpose is to encourage and share critical reflection on doing interdisciplinary research in the humanitarian field, which necessarily draws on various disciplinary approaches.
This course provides a broad conceptual framework for understanding and analyzing the main challenges to security in Africa, and for assessing policy responses. It offers a critical introduction to research on the various aspects of the current merging of security and development in Africa and puts this in the context of wider debates about governance, politics and the postcolonial state in Africa.
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.