The research group EMPK investigates (public) communication about socially relevant problems. The focus of the research group lies on the analysis of reception processes (media use and media effects) as well as on the investigation of media content related to the phenomena.
The department offers compulsory and elective courses, especially in the Bachelor of Applied Media and Communication Science and the Master of Media and Communication Science. The focus is on basic courses in the field of media research and communication theory as well as research seminars on current issues of political communication.
The research group EMPK aims to make its scientific results accessible and applicable not only for the scientific community but also for a broader public. Therefore, the research group engages in several science communication projects.