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Communication for a better Future - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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module properties module number 200838 - common information
module number200838
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group2551 (Media Research and Political Communication)
module leaderProf. Dr. Jens Wolling
languageDeutsch/Englisch
term Wintersemester
previous knowledge and experience
learning outcomeBy
completing the course, students understand the main topics and challenges of
applied communication research, specifically in the field of public relations
for local NGOs as fields of inquiry and fields of practice. Participants
substantially increased their skills of analyzing these organizations' local
environment in terms of contextual factors such as culture, political
situation, economic development, local media system and media use, online
communication, local networks, etc. Participants developed skills in planning
applied communication and campaigns. Besides, they increase their experience in
working with clients.
content

This course focuses on different aspects of applied communication. Students review the relevant state of research on a specific topic and subsequently apply the knowledge to practical tasks in order to resolve applied communication problems. More specifically, the course introduces students to the fundamentals of strategic communication in a local environment. In this module, communication projects in environmental protection, culture, politics, social and humanitarian commitment in cooperation with local partners (mainly NGOs) are realized. The results provide professional support for the respective partners' communication activities by creating media for them and planning and implementing communication campaigns. The project partners come from the region and the target groups of the communication activities are primarily German-speaking persons. Therefore, the course participants conduct research and create communication products in the German language.

media of instruction and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

Moodle, presentation tools, Webex

literature / references

The lecturers provide the students with introductory literature on the respective topics.

evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameCommunication for a better Future
examination number2500598
credit points5
SWS2 (0 V, 2 Ü, 0 P)
on-campus program (h)22.5
self-study (h)127.5
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificateDepending on the topic and the number of participants, the workload can consist of one or more partial credits. These can be oral or written examinations, but also course-related work such as presentations, literature reviews, homework, etc.   The exact requirements will be announced in the first session.
alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master Media and Communication Science 2021
module nameCommunication for a better Future
examination number2500598
credit points5
on-campus program (h)22
self-study (h)128
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificateDepending on the topic and the number of participants, the workload can consist of one or more partial credits. These can be oral or written examinations, but also course-related work such as presentations, literature reviews, homework, etc.   The exact requirements will be announced in the first session.
alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants