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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 4, 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 20, 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 DarlingLOK

Mar 8, 2017

Explain the basics in easy-to-understand language. Extremely useful for beginners. Cute visual aids!

By mohamed G

Aug 17, 2017

A so great Prof with interessant courses ,some day i want to take a coffe with you in Amsterdam !!

By Xi C

Jun 30, 2020

Great information for psychology major students. Very structured and informative content design.

By Colum D

Aug 28, 2016

A great introduction to the Science of Communication, very interesting and properly articulated.

By Tomas P

Feb 4, 2016

Muy buen curso, lo recomiendo ya que brinda mucha información y al mismo tiempo es entretenido.

By Bahram H

Nov 29, 2015

Great course. Many thanks to this amazing University and its staff for making the world better.

By Andrea G

Sep 14, 2015

Great material, great methodology and lots of knowledge to apply in a communicators daily work.

By Shirien N

Apr 3, 2020

Very interesting course on the history and most important approaches of communication science.

By Anany D

Mar 29, 2020

I recommend this course to each and every individual who has great interest in Public speaking

By 吴正达

Jun 24, 2018

Very elaborating comics. This should be the way of MOOC rather than solely reading PPT slides.

By Andrej P

May 19, 2021

This course is: interesting, insightful and presented in a very consistent and coherent way.

By 王婷玉

May 16, 2020

this is excellent and the way of teaching is really easy and acceptable! thank you so much!

By Lara L

Jan 11, 2021

Aulas interativas, professor excelente e conhecimentos aplicáveis. Parabéns por esse MOOC!

By Barış Ş

Jun 28, 2021

It was an excellent course. I learned a lot, clear and simple and very carefully prepared

By renata c

Jan 31, 2016

Great course! Great capacity for synthesis of complex subjects, and tests are very useful

By Motisola M A

Mar 9, 2019

Real nice and full of great information about communication. I love the stats review.,

By Dr S K

Aug 24, 2020

Got to learn the various perspectives on communication science. Nice experience. Thanks

By Consuelo O R

Mar 5, 2017

Un enriquecedor curso que cambia la visión de la ciencia de la comunicación

Mil gracias.

By 藤井一樹

Nov 8, 2019

The course goes deep in the discipline of media and communication studies, I loved it!

By Sultan A M S A

Aug 17, 2019

Amazing Course with a lot of useful information that will help you in your daily life

By Mario H U B

Apr 12, 2017

Hard; lot of theory, much information... but very complete. Very good course! Thanks!

By Ishtiaque A

Jul 3, 2020

Great style of teaching and informative course. Keep up the good work. Many thanks!

By sabana h

May 3, 2021

Communication skill and it was really good and I have enjoyed the study thankyou

By Mziwandile M

Aug 24, 2019

Best MOOC. Well presented. And aligned with my interest. Outstanding Professor.

By Sabuat U R

Oct 17, 2017

Una excelente opción para conectarse con esta carrera. Lo recomiendo altamente.