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THEORETICAL INTRODUCTION COURSES Introduction to strategic communication

Tim Stevens | CPT-12306 | Dutch | 1MO This course offers an overview of the most important theories and insights of strategic communication in the context of change, illustrated by concrete strategic problems related to the life sciences. In an essay, you apply the theories and insights to a topic of your own choice.

Integral approaches in communication, health and life sciences

Annemarie van Paassen | CPT-31006 | English | 1MO Current societal challenges like climate change, antimicrobial resistance and ageing societies are inherently complex, but many scientific and professional disciplines try to understand and solve these through their own perspective. This leads to heated debates about ‘the right way’. In this course students learn how to analyse problems and interventions from a transdisciplinary perspective with the use of the integral theory.

Analysing discourse: theories, methods and techniques

Marleen Buizer | CPT-56306 | English | 1MO This advanced course provides an overview of different theoretical approaches to the analysis of discourse and trains students in various techniques for empirical analysis of discourses. You will apply techniques of discourse analysis to a contemporary research problem of your choice. This course is part of the WASS graduate programme aimed at PhD students, graduate students and well-progressed master students.

Social psychology

Marijn Poortvliet, Pepi Burgos | MCB-10806 | Dutch | 1AF 5AF This course provides insight into the key issues studied by social psychology, with topics such as the self, perception of other persons, intimate relations and love, decision making, influence, group behaviour, stereotyping, and cooperation. How do people form impressions of others? How does the difference between people’s actual self and their ideal or ought self-affect their behaviour? Why is it that people often make use of stereotypes? What determines whether people cooperate with each other?

Communication theory

Rico Lie | CPT-12806 | Dutch | 2AF This course offers a survey of communication theories. The em-

phasis is on interpersonal communication, public forms of communication and on the broad sociological functioning of old and new communication and information technologies and processes.

Life sciences for communication scientists

Bob Mulder | CPT-14306 | Dutch | 5MO Using models and theories from science communication, this course surveys dominant and alternative ways of thinking about technology and societal change in the life sciences. The course concentrates on six domains: health, food, urbanisation, climate change, natural resource management, and sustainability related to food and fibre production. At the end of the course, students will be able to make an informed choice which of the six domains to select as their focus area (‘track’) in following courses and their BSc thesis.


Research methods for communication sciences

Bob Mulder | CPT-25306 | Dutch | 1MO The course focuses on strategies, methodologies, methods, techniques and tools that are relevant for interdisciplinary communication research in a life science context. Students become acquainted with selected qualitative and quantitative approaches to interdisciplinary communication research. Exemplary cases of research practice and practical exercises (individual and group) support an active learning process.

Advanced communication science

Hedwig te Molder, David Ludwig | CPT-33806 | English | 1AF This course explores the latest developments in the field of communication science. It includes topics like framing in conflicts, monitoring system innovation and participation mediated by filming. The programme concentrates on processes of innovation and social change and the role of communication therein.

Visual research methods

Loes Witteveen, Rico Lie | CPT58802 | English | 4WD 5WD WASS Interdisciplinary Window, for MSc-students and PhD-students This course focusses on collecting, analysing and interpreting visual data in research. It addresses the potential and the qualities of visual data and starts with a review of the diversity of research strategies that incorporate visual data. Visual literacy and visual ethics are positioned from an academic point of view to further legitimize obtaining and using visual data.

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At Communication, Philosophy and Technology, of Wageningen University, we examine how societal stakeholders and policy-makers make sense of...

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