|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||ir. CDM Steuten|
|prof. dr. MNC Aarts|
|Lecturer(s)||prof. dr. MNC Aarts|
|ir. CDM Steuten|
|Examiner(s)||prof. dr. MNC Aarts|
Language of instruction:
Why do people say what they say? How can miscommunication be explained? What are the communicative principles for advertising? How can conflicts be solved, and negotiations be defined? What is the role of daily conversations for change and innovations? And what is the meaning of social media? These questions and more are leading in this course. The starting point is the idea that communication processes are to be understood before we can solve communication problems. A large overview is offered of the most important theories and insights of strategic communication in the context of change. During the lectures the meaning of strategic communication will be discussed with regard to concrete problems related to life science issues, for instance, climate change and water management, sustainable food production and consumption, international development or the development of new technologies.
In addition, BCW students will get an introduction into the use of the Wageningen digital environment and the Wageningen library as well as into the critical assessment of literature.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- remember the most important concepts and theories of strategic communication for change and innovation;
- apply these concepts and theories for explaining communication practices;
- apply these concepts and theories for designing communication activities;
- analyse a communication issue in a paper with the help of well-chosen concepts and theories;
- use the Wageningen digital environment;
- acquire and assess information by using Wageningen Desktop Library;
- apply the rules for proper referencing.
- writing an essay;
- group discussions;
- literature study.
- written exam (67%);
- essay (in pairs; 33%).
To pass a minimum of 5.00 for each component is required.
Aarts, N., C. van Steuten en C. van Woerkum (2014). Strategische communicatie principes en toepassingen. Assen: Koninklijke van Gorcum 3ed. 2014.
|Compulsory for:||BIN||International Development Studies||BSc||1MO|
|BCL||Communication and Life Sciences||BSc||1MO|
|BGM||Health and Society||BSc||1MO|
|Compulsory for:||WUSLS||BSc Minor Sociology for Life Science Students||1MO|
|WUCHS||BSc Minor Communication, Health and Society||1MO|
|Restricted Optional for:||WUCCH||BSc Minor Communication for Change||1MO|