Short Courses in Communication Sciences

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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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write About Anything Short Course Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write About Anything
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Delivered by Professor Dorsey Armstrong of Purdue Universitywhose work with students involves the art and craft of analytical and persuasive writingthis course immerses you in the elements of successful writing. With its engaging literary and everyday examples, inspirational prompts, and unforgettable insights, Analysis and Critique makes the perfect reference guide for both professional and casual writers.

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Business Communication and Social Media Session Certificate Business Communication and Social Media Session
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA £ 575 per week
  • Non-EEA £ 575 per week
  • National £ 575 per week
  • International £ 575 per week
  • 14 days

Social media are becoming ever more popular, and recent studies demonstrate their importance as platforms capable of contributing to the increased corporate transparency of international companies, which is now accepted to be one of the key factors for future economic stability.

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Growing Up Digital: Technologys Role in Cognitive and Social Development Short Course Growing Up Digital: Technologys Role in Cognitive and Social Development
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA $ 2,973 per module
  • Non-EEA $ 2,973 per module
  • Not specified

Interactive digital technology infiltrates homes, schools, and entertainment venues, changing how people think, and socialize. What is the impact of growing up with greater access? How might age influence its use? This course focuses on technologys role in cognitive and social development and how that impacts its design.

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Media Power in American Culture Short Course Media Power in American Culture
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA $ 2,973 per module
  • Non-EEA $ 2,973 per module
  • Not specified

An exploration of media power, focused on both digital and mass media. This course aims to interrogate what it means to claim that media are powerful, with an eye toward power dynamics in an era of Edward Snowden, National Security Agency surveillance of Americans, and constant online tracking by Internet companies. The objective of this course is to develop a framework and vocabulary for critically understanding media power and its role in setting the conditions of everyday life.

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Effective Leadership & Communication Certificate Effective Leadership & Communication
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 275 per module
  • Non-EEA € 275 per module
  • 5 days

Research proves that around 70 percent of all meaning in social interaction is derived from nonverbal behavior. The Effective leadership & communication programme is delivered by Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam Summer School.

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How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication Short Course How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication
  • Any time
  • National $ 94 per year
  • International $ 94 per year
  • Not specified

Being a great conversationalist requires practice and effort. The good news is its a skill set anyone can acquire and refine. In just six lectures, How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication will teach you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors. Delivered by award-winning English professor Anne Curzan of the University of Michigan, this highly practical course focuses on the fundamental principles you need to know to become more conversationally aware and savvy at home, in the workplace, and beyond.

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Art of Public Speaking: Lessons From the Greatest Speeches in History Short Course Art of Public Speaking: Lessons From the Greatest Speeches in History
  • Any time
  • National $ 169 per year
  • International $ 169 per year
  • Not specified

All it takes is confidence, practice, and the knowledge of time-tested techniques and strategies used by history's greatest public speakersall of which you'll find in The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History. This 12-lecture course is your guide to the secrets of this essential skill, an insider's look at what makes history's enduring speeches so unforgettable, and an invaluable reference tool you can use any time you have to speak your mind.

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Strategic Marketing Communications Short Course Strategic Marketing Communications
  • May 2016
  • Nov 2016
  • National $ 7,900 per module
  • International $ 7,900 per module
  • 5 days

To succeed in todays marketplace, leaders need the ability to think differently about their marketing communications. This program incorporates both fundamental roots of strategic marketing communications, such as insight and positioning, and new branches of strategic marketing communications, such as digital and consumer engagement approaches. Moreover, a fundamental goal is to help attendees embrace, and look for, change in their marketing communications.

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Spoken English (B2+) Certificate Spoken English (B2+)
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 475 per module
  • Non-EEA € 475 per module
  • 14 days

English is spoken all around you. Can you keep up? In Spoken English (B2+) at Utrecht Summer School 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.

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Political Communication Short Course Political Communication
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 552 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,550 per module
  • 26 days

This Political Communication course from Aarhus University provides students with highly specialised knowledge and practical insights into the complex political communication activities conducted by public and private organizations seeking to engage with a broad spectrum of stakeholders and interest groups. Students will acquire a profound knowledge of advanced theories, models and concepts of political communication and how they apply to real-life situations.

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Becoming a Fly on the Wall: Observational Methods for Violent Everyday Conflicts Short Course Becoming a Fly on the Wall: Observational Methods for Violent Everyday Conflicts
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 1,000 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,000 per module
  • 14 days

We have all wanted to be a fly on the wall at some time. To observe human interaction in the raw. That is certainly the dream of every behavioural scientist, especially those who study activities like violence and crime. But only relatively recently, with the advent of technologies like CCTV, has such real-world observation become widespread. A technique with the potential to revolutionize behavioural science by revealing how we act when we think no-one is watching. On Becoming a Fly on the Wall: Observational Methods for Violent Everyday Conflicts course at VU University Amsterdam you compare that method, and the data it produces, with insights from traditional forms of observation.

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