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.
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.
This course deals with the economic, legal and financial aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). The lectures will be given by reputable professors, as well as private equity fund managers, investment bankers and lawyers who are specialized in M&A.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Behavioral Support Specialist (BSS) certificate program teaches participants to effectively and independently conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), design function-based interventions, and support school-wide Postive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) efforts.
Based on a successful entrepreneurship program developed over ten years at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, USA, the LEaD summer program at GSD will draw on lectures, discussions, group project presentations, sample presentations by existing startups, and guest lecturers with distinctive entrepreneurial and finance experience.We will cover the important aspects of company formation, building a “tool kit” that participants can apply to project work during the course and after.
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.
The short story is often described as one of the most satisfying literary genres, both to read and to write. This course encourages students to identify how these stories ‘work’ by considering classic examples which, in each class, illustrate a particular aspect of short story composition. An exchange of ideas and responses between students and tutor enable the student to then put into practice what they have observed in a series of writing challenges, designed to extend their writing skills in this most exciting – and challenging - of genres.
English is spoken all around you. Can you keep up? In this course you will develop your discussion skills, build your vocabulary, brush up your knowledge of grammar and gain confidence to be able to speak in a range of different settings.