What makes one set of words more convincing than another, and how can language best be put to work in the service of diplomacy and international relations?
This course promotes language awareness as a means of improving the skills of opinion shapers. Close attention is paid to case studies of treaties, presidential speeches, public announcements, government advertising and media materials in order to link theoretical discussion to practical examples. Since effective communication has much to do with reading intentions and contexts correctly, insights are provided into relevant cultural, social and psychological variables.
Open for applications: Yes
Application deadline: Certificate: 15 September 2016
Start date: 3 October 2016
Fees: Certificate: €650; Credit: €790; Scholarships available
Course code: IRL 5004
ECTS credits: 9
Mode(s) of study: Credit - Certificate - Master/PGD