2020 - 2021 Programme
At the end of the programme students will:
I. Be conversant with the discipline’s core teachings and methods.
Students will acquire
• A command of the theoretical frameworks of information and communication. The specific goals are, proceeding in a step-by-step manner, to:
Information and communication I in BAS 1; Communication, culture and social interactions in BAS 2
All CU in BAS 2 and 3 in information and communication.
II. Possess a grounding in fields that are complementary to information and communication.
Students will acquire :
A wide range of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary expertise by reaching out to other disciplines of human science and by exploring the relationships between them. In particular, students will:
CU in philosophy, economics, law, History, sociology, psychology, anthropology and political science, beginning in BAS 1.
III. Know how to use the scientific method
Students will learn :
• To think critically and use scientific reasoning.
• The main analytical and research methods in the field of information and communication.
• How to conduct research in the social sciences.
In particular, and proceeding step-by-step, students will learn to:
CU of Introduction to university work in social sciences, CU of Approach and methods in social sciences
All methodology related CU from BAS 1 to BAS 3; Multidisciplinary workshop in BAS 3.
CU organised in seminar format in BAS 1 and BAS 2; Multidisciplinary workshop in BAS 3.
IV. Possess a critical understanding of the objectives, stakes, contexts and techniques used in information and communication.
• Students will acquire a grounding in fields that provide an understanding of contemporary society and its challenges as well as an understanding of the importance of and issues arising from ‘information and communication’ in the world of today. In particular, students will:
Media institutions analysis in BAS 1; Social-history of media in BAS 2; CU in information and communication in BAS 3.
• Be able to conduct literature review, critically analyse and synthesise information in the media.
• Understand information and communication technologies; be able to adapt to change in the media.
The specific goals are to:
Issues and practices of journalism, Multimedia communication and web technologies in BAS 3.
V. Have a command of oral and written communication.
• Students will acquire a command of communication in science in accordance with the norms for referencing and publication. The specific goals are to develop students’:
Introduction to university work in social sciences.
Multidisciplinary workshop in BAS 3.
• Students will learn to read and communicate in at least one language other than French. The specific goals are:
For all students:
All language CU (Dutch and English) in BAS 1, 2 and 3.
ERASMUS exchanges in BAS 3.
For students following single-language programmes the goal is:
Introductory courses in Dutch or English in BAS 3.
For students following multilingual programmes the goals are to:
All CU in foreign languages in the multilingual programmes.