This course teaches students the analytical skills to study the possible meanings of textual and visual media representations. Through interactive lectures, students also learn concepts and methods to examine what combinations of words and/or visual elements mean in terms of a broader debate in society.
During this course, students will look at human trafficking and sexual violence in conflict, both in their own right and together. This will contribute to a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges involved and to finding ways forward in addressing these timely crimes.
During this course, processes such as language, reasoning and memory will be explored in terms of their developmental trajectory and how this trajectory relates to changes in the maturing brain. Students will also examine how these developmental changes can be measured by various neurological methods such as fMRI.
Climate change poses serious challenges for humans around the world. This course allows students to, among others, examine some key impacts (human health, biodiversity loss) of climate change on human societies and natural systems, and explore climate mitigation and climate adaptation strategies.
This course was designed for students who are interested in the aid/development sector and in logical models that can be applied to project design. During the course, students will develop their project design, monitoring and evaluation skills as well as their analytical and presentation skills.