Short Courses in Communication Sciences

Communication sciences see the human behaviour from a scientific point of view and focus on nonverbal/verbal and intercultural communication, as well as rhetorical studies. This field of study influences, on one hand, the interpretation of received information and, on the other hand, controls the way a message is being sent.

During a Bachelor’s degree in communication sciences, students learn how to explain communication issues and put their knowledge into practice through experimental design, surveys, focus groups, conversation analysis and interviews. Research is an important aspect of this study and is mostly visible when students enrol in a Master’s degree in communication sciences.

Communications sciences are inter connected to psychology, sociology, political sciences and other fields that target human behaviour and its evolution. The practical side is centred around mass media technologies. Graduates can find high paid jobs in public relations, online media, journalism and other publishing institutions, as well as in the advertising industry.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Resolving Conflict Short Course Resolving Conflict
  • Any time
  • National $ 140
  • International $ 140
  • Not specified

Develop a better understanding of how to resolve conflicts while preserving relationships and improving communications skills during a difficult situation. This Resolving Conflict course offered by Healthcare Learning Innovations is designed to help you recognize the different sources of conflict and how to apply different management styles to resolve the conflict.

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Business Communication and Social Media Session Certificate Business Communication and Social Media Session
  • Aug 2016
  • 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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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 University—whose work with students involves the art and craft of analytical and persuasive writing—this 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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Effective Leadership & Communication Certificate Effective Leadership & Communication
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 275 per module
  • International € 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 it’s 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 speakers—all 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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Spoken English (B2+) Certificate Spoken English (B2+)
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 475 per module
  • International € 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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Certificate of Preparation for Advanced Studies in Communication Disorders and Sciences Certificate Certificate of Preparation for Advanced Studies in Communication Disorders and Sciences
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 21,420 per year
  • International $ 21,420 per year
  • 24 months

California State University Northridge’s Certificate of Preparation for Advanced Studies in Communication Disorders and Sciences (Certificate of Pre-CDS) is designed for college graduates who (a) desire careers in the rapidly growing field of speech-language pathology but did not major in Communication Disorders and Sciences or Speech-Language Pathology as undergraduates, and (b) do not have pre-requisite coursework necessary for admission to a master’s program.

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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
  • International € 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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Improving Customer Service Short Course Improving Customer Service
  • Any time
  • National $ 140
  • International $ 140
  • Not specified

This Improving Customer Service program offered by Healthcare Learning Innovations will teach you new skills that will contribute to exceptional customer service. You'll practice these skills in a simulated scenario with a demanding customer. Most importantly, you'll be able to refine your interpersonal skills so that you can be more successful in your job and even in life.

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Speech Production Disorders Certificate Speech Production Disorders
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 555 per module
  • International € 555 per module
  • 14 days

The Speech Production Disorders course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. The theoretical and practical content of this course will offer students a strong foundation for the understanding and treatment of speech production disorders. Speech Production Disorders from Utrecht Summer School have different origins, either articulatory (speech) or cognitive (phonological). This course is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the different origins of speech production disorders and how to differentiate between speech and phonological disorders.

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