Community Service Learning
Goal of the course
Students contact, in group, a social organization working within the specified theme (this organization can be introduced by students or by the lecturer). In consultation with the organization concerned, a project is developed and started to provide an answer to a challenge that the organization is facing. This project will determine the specific focus of the fieldwork.
During this practical experience, the students participate for 10 weeks in daily operations in a position designated by the organization. The central aim of the course is that students are actively involved in non-profit organizations or governmental organizations, and are challenged to use their communication science knowledge in a creative way for these organizations.
Master Communication Science
Input at the start
- a short video explaining the challenge they face
- brainstorm with students about potential solutions
- facilitate an internship for the period of 10 weeks (between February and May)
A 10 week internship where students implement their innovative solution
New course: Students are encouraged to reflect within a social theme (e.g. sustainability, loneliness, health (awareness and prevention), well-being, inclusion and exclusion (digital divide), mobility, or migration and integration), about the problems and the challenges that these problems create within social organizations.