Education

The the Sub-Department Communication, Philosophy and Technology offers courses for Bachelor, Master and PhD students of Wageningen University & Research and other universities. Also professionals working in the field of communication are welcome to follow the courses.

Courses

Below you find the courses offered by Communication, Philosophy and Technology (CPT). The courses are organized by period. If you click on a course, a window will open with the information from the Study Handbook.

Minors

If you are looking for a minor, check out the list at the bottom of this page.

Courses

Period 1

September - October
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 12306 Introduction to Strategic Communication Noelle Aarts (COM) 6 MO
CPT 21304 Introduction to Technology, Agro-ecology and Development Conny Almekinders (KTI) 4 MO
CPT 23804 Introduction to Communication and Innovation Studies Cees Leeuwis (KTI) 4 MO
CPT 25306 Research Methods for Communication Sciences Bob Mulder (COM) 6 MO
CPT 38306 Philosophy and Ethics of Management, Economics and Consumer Behaviour Henk van den Belt, Vincent Blok (PHI) 6 MO
CPT 65000 Applied Ethics Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1,5 AF
CPT 65100 Philosophy of Science Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1,5 AF
CPT 93303 Ethics of Science and Technology (from the perspective of Christian Philosophy) Henk Jochemsen (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 55306 Advanced Social Theory Kees Jansen (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 36312 Interdisciplinary approaches in Communication, Health and Life Sciences Annemarie van Paassen (KTI) 12 WD

Period 2

November - December
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 22806 Innovation Management and Transdisciplinary Design Barbara van Mierlo and Laurens Klerkx (KTI) 6 MO
CPT 23306 Communication and Persuasion Jasper de Vries (COM) 6 MO
CPT 20803 Ethics of Food and Nutrition Marcel Verweij (PHI) 3 MO
CPT 93303 Ethics of Science and Technology (from the perspective of Christian Philosophy) Henk Jochemsen (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 11303 Professional Ethics for Communication Specialists Leon Pijnenburg (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 10803 Philosophy of Science and Ethics Leon Pijnenburg (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 12806 Communication Theory (in Dutch) Rico Lie (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 22306 Environmental Communication and Responsible Innovation Phil Macnaghten (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 33806 Advanced Communication Science Barbara van Mierlo (KTI) and Peter Feindt (COM) 6 AF
CPT 37306 Politics of Knowledge and Inclusive Innovation Cees Leeuwis (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 65000 Applied Ethics Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1,5 AF
CPT 65100 Philosophy of Science Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1,5 AF

Period 3

January
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 24803 Communication and Technology Bob Mulder (COM) 3 AF
CPT 35306 Communication and Organisations Margit van Wessel (COM) 6 WD
CPT 37806 Researching Socio-Technical Practices, Innovation and Responsible Futures Sietze Vellema and Phil Macnaghten (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 60306 Facilitating Interactive Processes Annemarie van Paassen (KTI) 6 WD

Period 4

February
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 24306 Risk Communication Marijn Poortvliet (COM) 6 WD
CPT 30806 Social Justice, Technology and Development Kees Jansen (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 35806 Intercultural Communication Rico Lie (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 92803 Critical Reflection on Research in International Development Practice Harro Maat (KTI), Severine van Bommel (COM), Leon Pijnenburg (PHI) 6 WD
CPT 93803 Philosophy of Culture (from the perspective of Christian Philosophy Henk Jochemsen (PHI) 3 AF

Period 5

March - April
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 11806 Technology, Development and Natural Resources Harro Maat and Sietze Vellema (KTI) 6 MO
CPT 14306 Life Sciences for Communication Scientists Bob Mulder (COM) 6 MO
CPT 32306 Health Communication and Innovation Emily de Vet (COM) 6 MO
CPT 34806 Research for Effective Communication Severine van Bommel (COM) 6 MO
CPT 92803 Philosophy of Culture (from the perspective of Christian Philosophy) Henk Jochemsen (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 10303 Biology and Philosophy: Exploring Open Questions Cor van der Weele (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 21806 Communication and Policymaking Margit van Wessel, Peter Feindt (COM) and Stephen Sherwood (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 22806 Innovation Management and Transdisciplinary Design Barbara van Mierlo and Laurens Klerkx (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 32806 Change, Inter-human Processes and Communication Noelle Aarts (COM) 6 AF
CPT 33306 Communication Strategies in Everyday Life Hedwig te Molder (COM) 6 AF
CPT 37806 Researching Socio-Technical Practices, Innovation and Responsible Futures Sietze Vellema and Phil Macnaghten (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 53806 Life Science Communication and Learning in the Digital Age Peter Feindt, Emily de Vet and Tim Stevens (COM) 6 AF
CPT 65000 Applied Ethics Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1,5 AF
CPT 65100 Philosophy of Science Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1,5 AF

Period 6

May - June
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 13306 Methods for Effective Communication Mieke Muijres (COM and KTI) 6 MO
CPT 13806 Ethics, Health and Society Marcel Verweij (PHI) 6 AF
CPT 38803 Ethics of Food and Nutrition Marcel Verweij (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 50306 Environmental Philosophy and Ecological Restoration Bernice Bovenkerk and Bart Gremmen (PHI) 6 AF
CPT 94803 Selective Attention and Ethics (Philosophy from a Humanstic perspective) Cor van der Weele (PHI) 3 AF

Minors

Quantified Self (WUQFS)

Innovative technical applications to support self-monitoring by individuals are emerging, e.g. smart watches, activity/sleep trackers, sensors. These developments have the potential to revolutionize the collection of valid dietary and lifestyle data and to support consumers in adopting and maintaining a healthy diet and active lifestyle by using self-monitoring and feedback mechanisms. Knowledge on behaviour, lifestyle, communication, intervention strategies and information technology are needed to assess opportunities and challenges. Therefore, this minor combines courses in the fields of nutrition and health research, communication science, and information technology.

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Assessment of nutritional status

HNE-33903 | period 5 | morning | restricted optional course 1

Assessment of dietary intake

Hne-34403 | period 5 | morning | restricted optional course 1

Psychobiology of food choice and eating behaviour

HNE-30306 | period 5 | morning | restricted optional course 1

Life-Science communication and learning in the digital age

CPT-53806 | period 5 | afternoon | compulsary course

Applied information technology

INF-20806 | period 6 | morning | compulsary course

Quantified self: Monitoring dietary behaviour

HNE-52306 | period 6 | afternoon | compulsary course

See also the Study Handbook

Effective Communication in Life Science Contexts (WUELC)

The advanced BSc Minor Communication, Research and Practice deals with several aspects of the relation between scientific research and communication practice. In their future work, many students with a life science or social science background will be confronted with societal responses to research findings, the setting of research agenda’s in support of societal innovation, and the design of communication research as a preparation for communication planning. In this minor students come to grips with the different ways in which communication can relate to research.

Risk communication 

CPT-24306 | period 4 | whole day | compulsary course

Research for effective communication 

CPT-34806 | period 5 | morning | compulsary course

Innovation management and transdisciplinary design  

CPT-22806 | period 5 | afternoon | restricted optional course 1

Life-Science communication and learning in the digital age

CPT-53806 | period 5 | afternoon | restricted optional course 1

Methods for effective communication

CPT-13306 | period 6 | morning | compulsary course

See also the Study Handbook

Communication for Change (WUCCH)

The BSc Minor Communication for Change gives students a comprehensive introduction to the interdisciplinary field of applied communication sciences. After a general introduction, the BSc minor offers basic insight in social psychological mechanisms and offers specialised courses to zoom in first on communication and individual change, and later on communication and organisational change.

Introduction to strategic communication 

CPT-12306 | period 1 | morning | restricted optional course 1

Social psychology 

MCB-10806 | period 1 | afternoon | restricted optional course 1

Communication and persuasion  

CPT-23306 | period 2 | morning | compulsary course

Communication theory 

CPT-12806 | period 2 | afternoon | restricted optional course 1

Communication and organisations  

CPT-35306 | period 3 | morning & afternoon | compulsary course

See also the Study Handbook

Communication, Health and Society (WUCHS)

This BSc minor provides students with an in-depth understanding of multiple social and bio-physical environmental determinants of health, and their interaction at the individual, local and global level. The BSc minor combines expertise from health psychology, social psychology, health promotion, epidemiology and communication. Overall, the BSc minor aims to give students insight into the multiple causes of and solutions for health issues, to understand the interdependence of the causes and teach them how to address problems through health promotion actions, strategic communication and policy.

Introduction to strategic communication 

CPT-12306 | period 1 | morning | compulsary course

Introduction to epidemiology and public health

HNE-24806 | period 1 | afternoon | restricted optional course 1

Social psychology 

MCB-10806 | period 1 | afternoon | restricted optional course 1

Environmental assets for health 

HSO-20306 | period 2 | morning | compulsary course

Communication theory 

CPT-12806 | period 2 | afternoon | restricted optional course 1

Health psychology 

HSO-20806 | period 3 | morning + afternoon | compulsary course

See also the Study Handbook