Education of CPT

The section Communication, Philosophy and Technology (CPT) provides education for Bachelor, Master and PhD students of Wageningen UR and other universities. Professionals are also welcome to participate in our education. CPT offers courses and supervises theses and internships.

Courses

Below you find our courses, organised per period. When you click on a course, a window will open with the information from the Study Handbook.

Particularly when designing your individual programme of studies, questions may arise as to what courses to take. For personal advice please contact our education coordinator at education.cpt@wur.nl.

Students from other universities and professionals are welcome to participate in CPT-courses. If you consider to attend a course, please contact the Student Service Centre.

Minors

CPT provides courses in a number of minors that relate to communication and innovation. Please check out the list at the bottom of this page.

Theses and internships

CPT supervises Bachelor, Master and PhD students when they work on their thesis or do an internship. You can find more information on the education pages of Strategic Communication (COM), Philosophy (PHI) and Knowledge, Technology and Innovation (KTI).

Courses

Period 1

September - October
Course Teacher ECTS TIME
Introduction to Strategic Communication Rolien Willmes (COM) 6 MO CPT 12306
Introduction to Technology, Agro-ecology and Development Conny Almekinders (KTI) 4 MO CPT 21304
Introduction to Communication and Innovation Studies Cees Leeuwis (KTI) 4 MO CPT 23804
Research Methods for Communication Sciences Rebecca Otte (COM) 6 MO CPT 25306
Science Communication 2.0: Dialogue and Transdisciplinarity Katharine Legun (COM) 6 MO CPT 38006
Philosophy and Ethics of Management, Economics and Consumer Behaviour Marcel Verweij (PHI) 6 MO CPT 38306
Analysing Discourse: Theories, Metods and Techniques Marleen Buizer (COM) 6 MO CPT 56306
Advanced Communication Science Annemarie van Paassen (KTI) 6 AF CPT 33806
Food ethics: habits, moral choices, worldviews Leon Pijnenburg (PHI) 3 AF CPT 57003
Applied Ethics Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1,5 AF CPT 6500
Social Psychology Marijn Poortvliet (COM) AF CPT 10806
Food Security and Sustainability: Food Access Sietze Vellema (KTI) 2,0 MOOC CPT 57302

Period 2

November - December
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 15303 Science, Technology and Society Leon Pijnenburg (PHI) 3 MO
CPT 23306 Communication and Persuasion Daniel Fisher (COM) 6 MO
CPT 58306 African Philosophy Birgit Boogaard (KTI) 3 MO
CPT 12806 Communication Theory Rico Lie (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 15806 Philosophy of Communication and Society Leon Pijnenburg (PHI) 6 AF
CPT 22306 Communicating for Sustainability and Responsible Innovation Phil Macnaghten (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 22806 Innovation Management and Transformation Laurens Klerkx (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 37306 Politics of Knowledge and Inclusive Innovation David Ludwig (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 50306 Environmental Philosophy and Ecological Restoration Bernice Bovenkerk (PHI) 6 AF
CPT 56806 Embodiment, Food and Environment Harro Maat (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 57003 Food Ethics: Habits, Moral Choices, Worldviews Leon Pijnenburg (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 65000 Applied Ethics Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1.5 AF
CPT 25806 Tourism Development and Planning Jasper de Vries (COM) 6 WD
CPT 57302 Food Security and sustainability: Food Access Sietze Velema (KTI) 2 MOOC

Period 3

January
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 24803 Communication and Technology Bob Mulder (COM) 3 MO
CPT 25806 Tourism Development & Planning Jasper de Vries (COM) 6 WD
CPT 26306 Cross-Cultural Studies Rico Lie (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 35306 Communication and Organisations Margit van Wessel (COM) 6 WD
CPT 37806 Researching Socio-Technical Practices, Innovation and Responsible Futures Sietze Vellema (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 60306 Facilitating Interactive Processes Annemarie van Paassen (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 57302 Food Security and Sustainability: Food Access Sietze Vellema (KTI) 2 MOOC

Period 4

February
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 57802 Institutions and Societal Transformation Sietze Vellema (KTI) 2 AF
CPT 24306 Risk Communication Marijn Poortvliet (COM) 6 WD
CPT 26306 Cross-cultural Studies Rico Lie (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 30806 Social Justice, Technology and Development Birgit Boogaard (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 35806 Intercultural Communication Rico Lie (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 36806 Critical Reflection on Research in International Development Practice Harro Maat (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 56006 Introduction to Global One Health Marcel Verweij (PHI) 6 WD
CPT 58802 Visual Research Methods Rico Lie (KTI) 2 WD
YSS 60806 Cutting Edge Issues in Development and Rural Innovation Harro Maat (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 57302 Food Secutity and Sustainability: Food Access Sietze Vellema (KTI) 2 MOOC

Period 5

March - April
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 11806 Technology, Development and Natural Resources Sietze Vellema (KTI) 6 MO
CPT 14306 Life Sciences for Communication Scientists Bob Mulder (COM) 6 MO
CPT 32306 Interventions for Health Behaviour Change Bob Mulder (COM) 6 MO
CPT 33306 Communication Strategies in Everyday Life To be announced (COM) 6 MO
CPT 34806 Research for Effective Communication Joanne Leerlooijer (COM) 6 MO
HSO 30806 Settings for Health Promotion Laurens Klerkx (KTI) 6 MO
CPT 10303 Ethics and Philosophy for Biologists Beatrijs Haverkamp (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 21806 Communication, Power and Politics Margit van Wessel (COM) 6 AF
CPT 22806 Innovation and Transformation Phil Macnaghten (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 32806 Change, Inter-human Processes and Communication Marleen Buizer (COM) 6 AF
CPT 37806 Researching Socio-Technical Practices, Innovation and Futures Sietze Vellema (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 53806 Internet-based Communication and Learning for Social Change Tim Stevens (COM) 6 AF
CPT 55806 Introduction in Philosophy Vincent Blok (PHI) 6 AF
CPT 65000 Applied Ethics Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1.5 AF
CPT 65100 Knowledge Hurts Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1.5 AF
MCB 10806 Social Psychology Marijn Poortvliet (COM) 6 AF
CPT 26306 Cross-cultural Studies Rico Lie (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 58802 Visual Research Methods Rico Lie (KTI) 2 WD
YSS 60806 Cutting Edge Issues in Development and Rural Innovation Harro Maat (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 57302 Food Security and Sustainability: Food Access Sietze Vellema (KTI) 2 MOOC

Period 6

May - June
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 13306 Designing Communication Interventions Joanne Leerlooijer (COM and KTI) 6 MO
CPT 13806 Ethics, Health and Society (in Dutch) Marcel Verweij (PHI) 6 AF
CPT 30503 Data Science Ethics Marcel Verweij (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 55003 Selective Attention and Ethics (Philosophy from a Humanistic Perspective) Cor van der Weele (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 26306 Cross-cultural Studies Rico Lie (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 56802 Embodiment, Food and Environment Harro Maat (KTI) 2 WD
YSS 60806 Cutting Edge Issues in Development and Rural Innovation Harro Maat (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 57302 Food Security and Sustainability: Food Access Sietze Vellema (KTI) 2 MOOC

Minors

Effective Communication in Life Science Contexts (WUECL)

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

Designing Communication Interventions

CPT-13306 | period 6 | morning | compulsary course

Innovation and Transformation  

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

Internet-based Communication and Learning for Social Change

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

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.

Communication and Persuasion  

CPT-23306 | period 2 | morning | compulsary course

Communication and Organisations  

CPT-35306 | period 3 | whole day | compulsary course

Social Psychology 

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

Introduction to Strategic Communication 

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

Communication Theory 

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

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

Environmental Assets for Health 

HSO-20306 | period 2 | morning | compulsary course

Health Psychology 

HSO-20806 | period 3 | whole day | 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

Communication Theory 

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

See also the Study Handbook