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Communication in the Digital Society

The minor Communication in the Digital Society helps you make sense of communication in this complex, data-rich digital world. It covers how digital technologies influence the way we learn, work, enjoy and connect with others. It focuses on communication in the broad sense - encompassing marketing, health, entertainment, politics and news.

The minor explicitly combines theory, methods, and critical reflection. In other words, you will - for example - not only learn what a news recommender is and how it influences communication processes, but will also train such a system, and reflect upon its limitations, ethical, and normative challenges. You will therefore be able to apply existing knowledge to propose, execute, analyze, and critically reflect upon communication activities in digital environments. Throughout the minor, you will often learn by doing – and as such will get familiar with (or deepen your knowledge of) the programming language Python and its application in computational communication science specifically.

Study programme

  • Communication in the Digital Society: Theories and Challenges
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  • Computational Communication Science 1
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  • Computational Communication Science 2
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  • Communication Science Topic course (elective)
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  • Digital Society Research Project
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Minor: Communication in the Digital Society

Entry requirements

Communication in the Digital Society is a complex phenomenon, and you will best learn it in a diverse, interdisciplinary environment. As such, the minor is open to students from different Bachelor programs. Communication Science students are explicitly encouraged to follow this minor, as it complements and extends what is taught in the regular courses with a sharp focus on the Digital Society while also covering computational communication science skills. This minor has a maximum capacity of 50 students (of which 25 spots are reserved for Communication Science students); a selection will take place if more than 50 students apply that meet the entry requirements listed in the Course Catalogue.

Application and Admission

Check the Course Catalogue for information on the procedure for application and admission.

Facts & Figures
Mode Full-time
Credits 30 ECTS, 6 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in February