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Unless stated otherwise, these courses are scheduled to take place on campus in Maastricht. However, due to COVID-19, we cannot guarantee that this scenario will be possible. We will make a decision based on the latest government regulations on May 1, 2021 and inform all applicants if the courses will take place on campus or online.
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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.
This course will examine current events and the way they are covered in a variety of media outlets around the world. Through lectures, discussions, a field trip and class presentations, students will study why news is reported as it is and become discerning media consumers better able to filter the noise and make decisions.
This course focuses on the social policy characteristics of the European welfare state. Students will learn about citizen involvement in social problems within their communities and country. At the end of the course, students will be able to act as a social policy analyst and troubleshoot various social situations.
The focus of this course lies on leadership, strategy and change in a global business context. During the course, students are confronted with strategic business issues with the aim of developing business knowledge and improving leadership skills to deal with these issues in a more effective and creative way.
This course starts with a general introduction to the field of positive psychology. It also introduces and clarifies the main concepts, gives an overview of the results of several happiness studies, and enables students to gain hands on experience with positive psychological techniques.
During this course, students will look at key elements of the historical development of the relationship between science and religion in Europe. This relationship will be explored by, among others, addressing a number of central problems within the natural and human sciences that represent the most well-known ‘areas of conflict’ (physics, cosmology, biology).
During this course, students will explore the multiple factors that determine the long-term success of family businesses and have a deeper look at the so-called ‘Silent Power of Family Business’, the DNA, to understand how family culture affects business and management.
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.
Where does the drive to pursue and persevere originate? Do we control our choices? This course draws from a range of theoretical, clinical, and methodological approaches to explore key questions such as these. Students will examine the unconscious patterns that drive human behaviour and our choices.
This course aims to provide an introduction and philosophical investigation of the question if, when and how ethical considerations can or must play a role in the practice of medical professions. Euthanasia, embryo research and cloning are a few of the topics that will be addressed.
During this course, students will be provided with a fundamental introduction to Intercultural Communication by focusing on theory and acquiring intercultural competences for their professional and personal life.
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.
This course will give students an overview of the crescent field of consumer neuroscience and explore the applications of neurosciences in different fields, such as neuroeconomics and neuromarketing. At the end of the course, students will understand the potential and limitations of these applications and be able to develop innovative ways of using neuroscientific techniques in different contexts.