Corporate Social Responsibility and Communication


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to the social, environmental and economic responsibility of businesses and organizations. The course is a specialization in issues related to CSR communication.

The module comprises teaching within the following areas:

  • Ethics and communication (internal and external CSR Communication)

  • Compliance and Strategic CSR/ UN Guiding Principles on Business and human rights

  • Responsible Supply Chain Management

  • Discrimination as a central CSR and communication challenge

Learning objectives


Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to have knowledge of:

  • historical, theoretical, ethical and social perspectives that lay the groundwork for the field

  • basic theoretical and practical knowledge of modern CSR and CSR communication, with emphasis on the principle based approach to CSR


Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to have skills in:

  • developing CSR and CSR communication strategies, as well as analytical and evaluation competence.

  • understanding CSR in relation to actual corporate practices and international guidelines and expectations.

  • application of CSR communication theories, concepts, and tools to corporate practices.

  • examining specific, relevant CSR challenges in depth and investigating diverse forms of and tools for CSR as well as international standards and contemporary CSR discourses.


Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to have competences in:

  • identifying dilemmas and paradoxes of CSR communication.

  • cognizing possibilities and perils of CSR communication.

  • research related to CSR and CSR communication. Analytical and applied skills, such as analysis and evaluation of CSR approaches and policies.

  • proficient in regard to principles of CSR communication.



Name of examCorporate Social Responsibility and Communication
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a 3-day take-home assignment on a set topic.

Alternatively, the examination may be completed by satisfactory and active participation in the module, ie. completion of all set course tasks.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe assignment paper must demonstrate that the student fulfils the objectives for the module stated above.

Facts about the module

Danish titleCSR og kommunikation
Module codeKAVALG201645
Module typeCourse
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities