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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 Catherine B

Apr 26, 2020

Great course! Interesting and comprehensive! Thank you)

By Anit B S

Sep 9, 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 5, 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 20, 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 12, 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 9, 2015

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


Jul 9, 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

By Sergio B

Apr 1, 2020

Genial, muy didáctico, completo y entretenido!


Aug 8, 2017

Fantastic introductory course! Worth the time.

By Amit K M

Oct 24, 2020

Very wonderfully designed course...excellent

By Ines N

Jun 13, 2020

Awesome course, unbelievably well explained.

By Shani W

Jan 28, 2019

It's an interesting course! I learned a lot.

By Sergiu N

Oct 13, 2015

Great and extremely helpful MOOC. Thank you!

By Samith P H

May 30, 2020

I have updated my knowledge. This is great.

By Juan J F Á

Jan 10, 2020

Muy buena información y muy bien explicado.