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Communication and Information Studies

2018-2019

The Master in Communication and Information Studies trains students to become language and communication experts, providing them with a strong academic basis for their professional work. They will be able to unravel how verbal communication works in various areas of society, and to work out how possible problems can be solved. The courses in the Master programme focus on the role that language plays in different institutional contexts, such as government, industry, journalism and medical care.

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Niveau Master
Taal Nederlands / Engels
Duur 1 years
Vorm Voltijd
Studiepunten 60 EC
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Master's in Communication and Information Studies, Specialization: Multimodal Communication
Omschrijving
This degree programme provides theory and methods for analyzing and
understanding "how multimodal communication works": how different forms
of it are composed in different genres of communication and how the
different forms effect communication (e.g., by expressing abstract
concepts in metaphoric terms, through the use of gestures with speech,
etc.). The courses provide an array of theories and methods for
analyzing the complexity of audio-visual communication in various
contexts – through the natural media of our bodies as well as other
material and virtual means.
There are three specialist courses in semester 1: "Talk is Multimodal",
on face-to-face communication, "Text and Image in News and Advertising"
on mediated communication, and "The Power of Metaphor" on the expression
of abstract ideas in various media. Two additional courses in semester 1
introduce students to genre design and to research on various genres of
communication. In semester 2, students choose two elective courses and
also carry out their own research, which they report on in the MA
thesis.
Graduates will be equipped with theoretical background and methods
training which they could later apply in work such as communication
advising, document or website design, marketing consulting, or doing
research and training for media businesses. They could also go on to
pursue a PhD on a topic related to the study of language and
communication.

Choose electives worth 12 credits in second semester.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Master Thesis Communication and Information Studies: Multimodal Communication Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_EAMAMUCSCR
Genre Design P1 6EC L_AAMATEC003
Talk is Multimodal P1 6EC L_ETMACIW003
Genre Research P2+3 6EC L_AAMATEC004
Text and Image in News and Advertising P2+3 6EC L_NCMACIW022
The Power of Metaphor P2+3 6EC L_NCMACIW021
Master's in Communication and Information Studies, Specialization: Writing and Translation
Omschrijving
The specialization Writing and Translation is a Dutch program.
See for more information the Dutch studyguide.
Master Communication and Information Studies, Specialization Writing and Translation, Track Writing
Omschrijving
Choose the obligatory courses Genre Design (6 ec), Narrativeit (6
ec), Formuleren plus (6 ec) and thesis (18 ec), and 24 credits
electives.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Master Thesis Communication and Information Studies: Writing and Translation Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_NCMASEVSCR
Master Work Placement Communication and Information Studies, Writing Ac. Year (sept) 12EC L_NCMASCHSTA
Advertising Processes P1 6EC L_NCMACIW015
Genre Design P1 6EC L_AAMATEC003
Narrativity P1 6EC L_NCMACIW018
Transmedia Storytelling P1 6EC L_ZAMAACW018
Creative Writing MA P2 6EC L_NNMAALG001
From Novel to Film: Adaptation Studies P2 6EC L_ELMALTK005
The Column P2 6EC L_NAMAALG001
Stylistics Plus P2+3 6EC L_AAMACIW001
Text and Image in News and Advertising P2+3 6EC L_NCMACIW022
Tutorial Writing P4 6EC L_NCMAALG001
Master Communication and Information Studies, Specialization Writing and Translation, Track Translation
Omschrijving
Choose the obligatory courses Genre Design (6 ec), Introduction to
Translation Studies (3 ec), Vertalen Engels–Nederlands 1 (3 ec),
Formuleren plus (6 ec), work placement (12 ec) and thesis (18 ec), and
12 credits electives.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Master Thesis Communication and Information Studies: Writing and Translation Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_NCMASEVSCR
Work Placement Communication and Information Studies, Specialization Translation Ac. Year (sept) 12EC L_EAMACIWSTA
Dutch-English Translation MA P1 6EC L_ETMAALG003
Genre Design P1 6EC L_AAMATEC003
Introduction to Translation Studies P1 3EC L_TAMATWS012
Translation English-Dutch 1 P1 3EC L_ETMATEC001
English Text Editing MA P2 6EC L_ETMAALG004
Stylistics Plus P2+3 6EC L_AAMACIW001
Technical Translation P2+3 6EC L_AAMACIW003
Translation English-Dutch 2 P2+3 6EC L_ETMATEC002
Translation Tutorial MA P4 6EC L_ETMAALG005
Master's in Communication and Information Studies, Specialization: Language and Communication in Organisations
Omschrijving
Kies in periode 1 één module uit de modules Reclameprocessen (6 EC) en
Talk is Multimodal (6 EC) en Narrativiteit (6 EC).

Kies in periode 2 twee modules uit de modules Usability Testing van
corporate websites (6 EC) en Text and Image in News and Advertising (6
EC) en The Power of Metaphor (6 EC) en Adviseren over gesprekken in
zakelijke communicatie (6 EC).

Maak in het 2e semester een keuze uit de modules Design in Words:
Criticism, Writing and Theory (6 EC), Translation Tutorial MA (6 EC),
Health Communication and Media (6 EC) en Taalbeheersing in het
Onderwijs: Taal in de sociale media (10 EC).
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Master Thesis Communication and Information Studies: Language and Communication in Organisations Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_NCMACIWSCR
Advertising Processes P1 6EC L_NCMACIW015
Genre Design P1 6EC L_AAMATEC003
Narrativity P1 6EC L_NCMACIW018
Talk is Multimodal P1 6EC L_ETMACIW003
Optimizing Talk in Business Communication P2 6EC L_NCMACIW020
Genre Research P2+3 6EC L_AAMATEC004
Text and Image in News and Advertising P2+3 6EC L_NCMACIW022
The Power of Metaphor P2+3 6EC L_NCMACIW021
Usability Testing of Corporate Websites P2+3 6EC L_ETMATEC007
Master Communication and Information Studies, Specialization Language and Communication in Organisations Electives
Omschrijving
Maak in het 2e semester een keuze uit de modules Design in Words:
Criticism, Writing and Theory (6 EC), Translation Tutorial MA (6 EC),
Health Communication and Media (6 EC) en Taalbeheersing in het
Onderwijs: Taal in de sociale media (10 EC).
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Master Work Placement Communication and Information Studies Ac. Year (sept) 12EC L_NCMACIWSTA
Dutch-English Translation MA P1 6EC L_ETMAALG003
Academic English: Advanced Writing for Master Students P2 3EC L_ETMAALG002
Academic English: Remedial Writing for Master Students P2 6EC L_ETMAALG001
English Text Editing MA P2 6EC L_ETMAALG004
Design in Words: Criticism, Writing and Theory P4 6EC L_ZAMAACW016
Translation Tutorial MA P4 6EC L_ETMAALG005
Language in Educational Setting: Discourse in Social Media P4+5+6 10EC L_AAMACIW006
Health Communication and New Media P5 6EC L_NCMACIW014