Electives Media & Communication

This page is only for students NOT studying IBCoM! Please carefully check the requirements for taking IBCoM courses as an elective for your study programme.

Below is the preliminary list of undergraduate courses available in 2020-2021. More information on the content of the course can be found by searching for the course on the basis of the course code (CMxxxx) in the EUR Course Catalog. Please note that IBCoM's education is based on small interactive classes - therefore capacity is limited and attendance to almost all courses is mandatory.

Please note that there are some requirements:

  • Only students from English-taught programmes can sign up for our courses
  • You need to have a valid registration at EUR for the current Academic Year
  • Students from outside of EUR have no access to our courses
  • Non-Media & Communication (exchange) students can take a maximum of two courses per term.
  • Term 1 courses will be taught online or with a blended format. If you are not in the Netherlands, you can complete the course online entirely; if you are in the Netherlands you follow the course online too, but you will have some on-campus class options as well.

    CM0004 - Media and Communication Theory (Minor Course, 5 EC)
    CM2001 - International and Global Communication (BA-2, 5 EC)
    CM2030 - Media and Politics (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2032 - Current Perspectives on Popular Culture (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2033 - The Business of Media (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2034 - ICTs and Emerging Markets (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2040 - Media Campaigns (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2052 - Transmedia  Entertainment & Marketing (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2066 - Privacy, Surveillance and New Media Technologies (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2075 - Fundamentals and Practices of Journalism (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2076 - Diversity in Popular Culture and Advertising (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2078 - Management and Leadership in Media Organisations (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2084 - Television and Society (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM9001 - Corporate Communication (Elective, 5 EC)
    CM9002 - Communication and Organisations (Elective, 5 EC)
    CM9003 - Cultural Influences on Communication (Elective, 5 EC)
    CM9004 - Communication Technology and its Impacts (Elective, 5 EC)
    MINESHCC-4 - Fashion Industry (Minor, 15 EC); see this page for more information - there is only one spot available in this minor, and will be for a Media & Communication exchange student.

  • Term 2 courses will be taught online or with a blended format. If you are not in the Netherlands, you can complete the course online entirely; if you are in the Netherlands you follow the course online too, but you will have some on-campus class options as well.

    CM0030 - Made in Holland: Dutch Creative Industries (Exchange students only) - Ends before Christmas!
    CM1012 - Media Industries and Audiences (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM1013 - Key Concepts in the Social Sciences (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM2011 - Digital Content (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2041 - Corporate Communication (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2042 - Communication and International Relations (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2043 - International Journalism (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2046 - Media Audiences and Effects (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2049 - Global Advertising (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2050 - Media Industries: Trends and Strategies (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2062 - Consumer Behavior and Marketing Action (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2085 - Creativity and Innovation in Contemporary Business (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2088 - Digital Media and Health Communication (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2274 - Social Media Marketing (BA-2/3, 5 EC)

  • CM1008 - Media Systems in Comparative Perspective (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM1009 - Communication as a Social Force (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM1014 - Communication and Organisations (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM2010 - Communication Management (BA-2, EC)
    CM2024 - Interpersonal Communication and New Media (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2026 - Intercultural Communication at Work (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2027 - Cultural Identities and New Media (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2054 - Media and Consumer Culture (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2060 - Cinema and Society (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2064 - Cinemas in Context (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2065 - Argumentation and Rhetoric in the Public Sphere (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2072 - Consumer Behavior & Marketing Action (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2073 - Media in Latin-America (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2074 - Social Media Marketing (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2079 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Media and Creative Industries (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2080 - Television in the Digital Age (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2081 - Consumer Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2086 - Communicating (in)equality in the City (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2090 - Technology, Media and Identity (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2091 - Media, Games, and Creative Industry (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2234 - ICTs and Emerging Markets (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM3010 - Communication Ethics, (BA-3, 5 EC)

  • CM1007 - Communication Technologies and their Impacts (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM1010 - Intercultural Communication (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM2025 - Media, Children and Parents (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2029 - Digital Media Analysis (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2039 - Entertainment Media and Social Change (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2048 - War Representations in Media and Culture (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2069 - Public Relations & Transparency (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2071 - Science Fiction and the Media (BA-2/3, 5 EC) CM2083 - Consumer Behavior and Brand Loyalty (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2087 - Public Speaking (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2089 - Message Framing and Persuasion (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2252 - Transmedia Entertainment & Marketing (BA-2/3, 5 EC)

Registration Procedure

Registration to our courses goes through OSIRIS > Cases. During the specific course registration periods (see timeline below), you will be able to fill out your course preferences and submit your form there. Please click on "Start new case" - remember to disable your popup blocker and search for "ESHCC IBCoM Course Registrations Term X (Studyplan)." Please check the table below for information about when to register for our courses, and what the procedure is. 


Course periodRegistration period (Dutch time)

Term 1

27 July (9 AM*) - 12 August (noon)
Term 228 September (9 AM*) - 14 October (noon)
Term 3 & Term 421 December (9 AM*) - 13 January (noon)

* Do not fill out the form before the starting time of 9 AM of the opening day. Only forms submitted within the registration period will be processed. 

Procedure (read and follow carefully!)

As soon as the registration period opens, you will be able to fill out a form on OSIRIS by going to OSIRIS > Case > Start new case > ESHCC IBCoM Course Registrations Term 1 (Studyplan). In this form you will be asked to indicate how many courses you want to take, and to list 5 preferences. A few days after the deadline has passed, you will receive an email with the course(s) that has been assigned to you. This email will also contain further information about workgroup registration and more. Note that IBCoM's courses are generally small-scale and therefore have limited capacity; please take into consideration that you might not get your first choice, and that the procedure is first come, first serve. Therefore, please only list courses in your form that you would be interested in doing, because there is a chance you get them assigned. In addition, always carefully check the schedules of your preferred courses to make sure they do not take place at the same time.

Dropping or adding courses

When you get your courses assigned, you can drop courses by sending an email to ibcomstudents@eshcc.eur.nl. However, you cannot change them to other courses. To add courses, you need to follow the Late Registration Procedure.

Late Registration Procedure

If you have missed the deadline for course registrations, you can still join Late Registrations, which takes place in specific periods as well. Within the period, Late Registrations take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 AM until 9:15 AM at IBCoM Office (M8-34) (see table below for the exact dates). You need to pay a late registration fee of €10,- per course (in cash), which will go to charity. Upon arrival make sure you write your name on the sign-up sheet in the waiting area and wait until you are called. If you cannot make it to the Late Registration rounds yourself, you may send someone else on your behalf. Make sure your friend has your student number and brings your fee in cash, and has a list of courses that you would be interested to take. 

Please note that the offer of courses continually changes, and the procedure is first come, first serve. Therefore it is not possible to know beforehand which courses are still open. When you visit IBCoM Office for Late Registrations, you will see on the spot which courses are still open for you to take.

Please keep in mind that Late Registrations are an exception for those who miss the original deadline. Missing Late Registrations means no access to IBCoM's courses - we can't make exceptions to exceptions. Thank you for your understanding.

Course period

Late Registration Period (2020-2021)

Term 1

18 Aug & 21 Aug

Term 2

20 Oct & 23 Oct

Term 3

19 Jan & 22 Jan

Term 4

23 Marc & 26 Mar


For enquiries, please note the following:

  • Use your EUR student email to contact university- we cannot process emails sent form personal external email addresses
  • Please do not ask for access to our courses if you do not meet the requirements listed at the top of this page; there are no exceptions

You can reach us at ibcomstudents@eshcc.eur.nl.