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Course module: 201800092
Societal Challenges
Course info
Course module201800092
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. T.J.L. van Rompay
prof.dr. M.D.T. de Jong
dr. T.J.L. van Rompay
Contactperson for the course
dr. T.J.L. van Rompay
Academic year2022
Starting block
1A/  2A
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Learning goals
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Relation with the final attainment targets:
1. analyse complex technological, societal and organizational challenges from a communication perspective; 1.1, 1.2, 1,3, 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2.
2. systematically identify, analyze and resolve complex communication problems; 1.1, 1.2, 1,3, 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2.
3. use applied research methods to address complex communication problems or optimize solutions; 3.1, 3.2, 3.4.
4. apply academic concepts, insights, and theories when analyzing and resolving complex communication issues; 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6.
5. evaluate the quality of their own and other people’s work (products and processes); 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 6.2.
6. integrate insights from other disciplines in their analysis of complex communication problems; 1.1, 1.2, 1,3, 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.
7. communicate effectively with different stakeholders; 4.1.
8. design and visualize ideas and solutions; 4.5.
9. understand and appreciate scientific, societal, and technological developments in their work as communication expert. 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2.
Major concerns shared by people often involve communication, as their cause, the possible solution, or both. A challenge-based approach on science calls for students to understand, study and engage with societal challenges in domains such as health, demographic change, security, efficient energy, governance, sustainability, inclusion, and freedom. In this course, students will practice setting their footprint by exploring a societal challenge from a communication perspective. Working in groups of students with different master specializations, students will focus on one societal challenge using a combination of fieldwork and literature research. Students analyse the societal challenge from the perspective of their specialization, and to collectively write an advice report on the role of communication.
Assumed previous knowledge
Bachelor Communication Science
Premaster Communication Studies
Participating study
Master Communication Science
Required materials
Scientific articles.
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

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