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Specialize in Global Communication

In the past century we have become much more mobile, both literally and figuratively. We find it normal that we have daily encounters with people who come from other parts of the world. We also regularly cross borders ourselves.
Thanks to social media, smart phones, and cheap airline tickets, for example, it is much easier for us to keep in touch with family and friends abroad. What are the implications of this?

Critical interpretation

Within the Global Communication track, you will study the latest developments in international communications. What are the effects of increased mobility and the diversity that goes hand in hand with it? You will learn to critically follow and interpret these developments.

Some examples of the types of questions addressed are:

  • How does globalization change society and our way of communicating?
  • Why do people communicate in different ways, even if they come from the same culture and speak the same language?
  • In a globalizing world, can you actually hold on to a culture, language or dialect? And what happens if you don't?
  • Do globalization and digitalization lead to equal opportunities for all or do they create inequality between the haves and the have-nots?
  • How do we make sure that people are given the opportunity to develop all skills needed to participate in modern society?

Is this the right specialization for me?

  • If you critically follow multicultural news in the Netherlands and beyond;
  • If you would like to understand why our world is constantly changing and why older generations are often struggling to keep up;
  • If later, in your career, you would like to actively contribute to improving the relations between population groups, both within the Netherlands and at an international level.

Then you found the right Bachelor program for your studies.