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Intermediate Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Theoretical building blocks of Communication Ethics

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Ethics vs Morals3m
Consequentialism & Utilitarianism3m
Consequentialism & Utilitarianism part 24m
Virtue Ethics4m
Deontology5m
Deontology and Communication Practice4m
Alternative Paradigms: Care Ethics and Feminine Ethics5m
2 readings
Your lecturers10m
Some info on this course10m
3 practice exercises
Reflection on difference principle and utilitarianism2m
Reflection on care / feminist ethics2m
Homework module 142m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Media Governance

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 25 min)
7 videos
A Basic Model of Media Governance3m
Media as Lapdogs of Kings, Councils and Corporations: Early-Modern Models of Governance3m
A Fourth Estate3m
The All-Powerful Media Paradigm. Examples and Their Fallout3m
Commission on the Freedom of the Press3m
Media Governance after World War II3m
3 practice exercises
Reflection on early modern media2m
Self-governance2m
Homework module 246m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Communication Ethics in Practice

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Entertainment Communication5m
Political Communication and Journalism5m
Corporate Communication3m
Persuasive Communication5m
Research6m
Digital Challenges 13m
Digital challenges 25m
1 reading
The peer review assignment in context10m
2 practice exercises
Homework module 336m
Final multiple choice exam1h 50m
Week
4

Week 4

27 minutes to complete

End of the course

27 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Thank you!10m
Studying at the University of Amsterdam10m

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