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About the Course

Since Antiquity, scholars have appreciated the importance of communication: as social beings, we cannot exist without communication. We need to interact with people around us, to make sense of the world and to position ourselves in a wider social and cultural reality. In this course, we look at how and why communication evolved as a science and reflect on today’s dominant paradigms. The course also extends beyond the boundaries of communication science itself, exploring dimensions of history, sociology and psychology. Join our class, together with people all over the world. Introduction to Communication Science explores some of the basic theories, models and concepts from the fields of mass, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. The course begins with a consideration of several basic models, subsequently progressing to the history of communication theory, linear effect-oriented theories, the reception approach and, finally, exploring theories on the production and reinforcement of culture through communication. Upon completion of this course, students should: • have knowledge of the history and development of communication science; • have knowledge of the dominant theoretical approaches within communication science; • have knowledge and understanding of the most important models and concepts in this field. Beginning the week of February 16, 2015, you will be able to join Signature Track, a system that verifies your identity when you take an exam. This option will allow you to earn a Verified Certificate, which provides formal recognition of your achievements in the course and includes the University of Amsterdam logo. Before then, you can complete a “test run” of the exam. You can then re-take the exam after the Verified Certificate becomes available. For information regarding Verified Certificates, see"...

Top reviews


Mar 05, 2020

It is wonderful course. I found that teaching methodology and exam every thing was perfect. My best wishes are for the Coursera as well university of Amsterdam for preparation of this useful course.


Feb 21, 2017

This course was incredibly delightful and very helpful, as a media and communication student, this course widened the information I had and helped me with my home university courses. Thank you!

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By Shahbaz A K

Mar 13, 2019

Lectures where awasome,course is also nice,put little more content

By Muhammad Z J

Apr 18, 2020

Good Course for basic understanding and history of communication.

By Muhammad S

Aug 03, 2020

Very Good Teaching Methods i really loved the 4 weeks session.

By Dzmitry M

Aug 14, 2015

Very informative and interesting course with a lot of visuals!

By Alexander J R F

Apr 03, 2017

Great I have learned a lot from this course! Recommended 100%


Oct 10, 2016

This is a best course for the Beginners in the Communication.

By Gawali D R

Jun 29, 2020

my course complete with 96 % but certificate do not obtained

By xiaoya z

Jan 27, 2019

wonderful courses!

Thanks for the professors and producers!

By Catherine B

Apr 26, 2020

Great course! Interesting and comprehensive! Thank you)

By Anit B S

Sep 09, 2019

great course and the way courser taught really love it

By Fernando J G C

May 15, 2019

Very good, an amazing start for communication science.

By Duaa Z

Sep 05, 2017

Very nice and informative course. I really enjoyed it.


Apr 28, 2020

Really great course i learned alot thank ypu coursera

By Euclides J L V

Mar 21, 2018

Very useful course, taught with a very good didactics

By Tina C

May 24, 2020

The course is great!!! Love those little animations.

By Youngsam B

Aug 13, 2017

Good to learn general topic of communication science

By Nikola P

Oct 22, 2015

Interesting first approach on communication science.

By Omar S M

May 30, 2020

Very useful course, thanks everyone involved on it!

By Jiani H

Feb 16, 2019

The course is helpful and the teacher is very nice!

By Christin L

May 22, 2020

Absolutely great! I enjoyed the course very much!

By María F P A

Feb 19, 2018

Videos ilustrativos que facilitan el aprendizaje.

By Deepali C

Nov 10, 2015

The course was very good. Learnt a lot.Thank you.


Jul 10, 2020

Learned a lot. Great Course. Thank you so much.

By Nina C

Sep 30, 2015

The Prof is awsome! I love love love the course

By Simith B P

Sep 15, 2020

it was a very interesting and an useful course