Rotterdam, Netherlands

Propagandas: How Human Beliefs Are Controlled

when 17 July 2017 - 21 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 925

More and more present in our daily lives, propaganda has been shaping societies and controlling people's behaviors for centuries. This course intends to explain how propaganda works and decipher its many uses.

Course content
This course intends to introduce students to the many different forms of propaganda which are shaping our lives. Public relations, Public diplomacy, Political communication, Social media, and Psychological Operations will be studied using theory, but also numerous historical and contemporary case studies. The course will be based on my research, notably the two books I published on propaganda, and also previous courses I gave in various universities about propaganda. Erasmus University is the only university where I do not have a course yet on propaganda.

Course leader

Etienne F. Augé

Target group

Everybody is welcome to enroll in this course, since a great diversity of attendants will be beneficial to discussions and interactions. This course on Propagandas would work well for a combination of, among others, MA students, senior citizens, and journalists.

Course aim

After completion of this course, participants will be able to understand propaganda and its derivatives, to spot and critically assess the various forms in which propaganda occurs and to use major techniques in propaganda. The main goal is to contribute to a more informed citizenship, yet the course can also contribute to an education in strategic mass communication.

Fee info

EUR 925: course + course materials