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
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 12306 Introduction to Strategic Communication Tim Stevens (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 31006 Integral Approaches in Communication, Health and Life Sciences Annemarie van Paassen (KTI) 6 MO
CPT 38306 Philosophy and Ethics of Management, Economics and Consumer Behaviour Marcel Verweij, Vincent Blok (PHI) 6 MO
CPT 56306 Analysing Discourse: Theories, Metods and Techniques Marleen Buizer (COM) 6 MO
CPT 33806 Advanced Communication Science Hedwig te Molder (COM), David Ludwig (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 65000 Applied Ethics Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1,5 AF
CPT 65100 Knowledge Hurts Josette Jacobs (PHI) 1,5 AF

Period 2

November - December
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 10803 Philosophy of Science and Ethics Leon Pijnenburg (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 12806 Communication Theory Rico Lie (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 15303 Science, Technology and Society Leon Pijnenburg (PHI) 3 MO
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 Transdisciplinary Design Phil Macnaghten, Laurens Klerkx (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 23306 Communication and Persuasion Jasper de Vries (COM) 6 MO
CPT 25806 Tourism Development and Planning Rico Lie (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 37306 Politics of Knowledge and Inclusive Innovation Cees Leeuwis (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 38803 Ethics of Food and Nutrition Marcel Verweij (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 50306 Environmental Philosophy and Ecological Restoration Bernice Bovenkerk (PHI) 6 AF
CPT 58306 African Philosophy Leon Pijnenburg (PHI) 3 MO

Period 3

January
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 24803 Communication and Technology Bob Mulder (COM) 3 MO
CPT 25806 Tourism Development & Planning Rico Lie (KTI) 6 WD
CPT 26306 Cross-Cultural Studies Rico Lie (KTI) and Nicoline de Heus 6 WD
CPT 35306 Communication and Organisations Margit van Wessel and Pepi Burgos (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

Period 4

February
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
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 David Ludwig (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 57802 Institutions and Societal Transformation Sietze Vellema (KTI) 2 AF

Period 5

March - April
Code Course Teacher ECTS TIME
CPT 10303 Biology and Philosophy: Exploring Open Questions Beatrijs Haverkamp (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 11806 Technology, Development and Natural Resources Harro Maat, Sietze Vellema (KTI) 6 MO
CPT 14306 Life Sciences for Communication Scientists Bob Mulder (COM) 6 MO
CPT 21806 Communication and Policy Making Margit van Wessel (COM) 6 AF
CPT 22806 Innovation Management and Transdisciplinary Design Laurens Klerkx, Phil Macnaghten (KTI) 6 AF
CPT 26306 Cross-cultural Studies Rico Lie (KTI), Nicoline de Heus 6 WD
CPT 32306 Behavioural interventions for Health Behaviour Change Emely de Vet (CHL) 6 MO
CPT 32806 Change, Inter-human Processes and Communication Marleen Buizer (COM) 6 AF
CPT 33306 Communication Strategies in Everyday Life Hedwig te Molder (COM) 6 MO
CPT 34806 Research for Effective Communication Bob Mulder (COM) 6 MO
CPT 37806 Researching Socio-Technical Practices, Innovation and Responsible 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

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 26306 Cross-cultural Studies Rico Lie (KTI), Nicoline de Heus 6 WD
CPT 30503 Data Science Ethics Marcel Verweij (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 38803 Ethics of Food and Nutrition Marcel Verweij (PHI) 3 AF
CPT 39303 Science Communication 2.0 Hedwig te Molder (COM) 3 AF
CPT 94803 Selective Attention and Ethics (Philosophy from a Humanstic perspective) Cor van der Weele (PHI) 3 AF

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 Management and Transdisciplinary Design  

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