University of Amsterdam
Introduction to Communication Science
University of Amsterdam

Introduction to Communication Science

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Rutger de  Graaf

Instructor: Rutger de Graaf

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10 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this introduction to the course I will briefly introduce the field of communication science and discuss some basic models that will serve as guidelines to the rest of the course. Also, they explore the historical roots of the science of communication. I will discuss the development of communication theory and the evolution of the media landscape in Antiquity, Medieval and Early Modern times.

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16 videos8 readings2 quizzes

The linear effect-oriented approach is discussed and how it developed in the twentieth century. Evolving from a belief in all-powerful effects after World War I to a more nuanced negotiated effects perspective in the sixties.

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16 videos3 readings2 quizzes

This covers theoretical approaches that understand communication processes as social and cultural forces, as building blocks of reality, and a binding element of power in society.

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16 videos2 readings1 quiz

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1 video2 readings4 quizzes

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4.8 (338 ratings)
Rutger de  Graaf
University of Amsterdam
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