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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 庄昕

Oct 7, 2015

very impressive course but the accent........................................

By Andréa G P

Sep 24, 2015

very useful and completementary vision....

very nice work, interprets and MOOC

By Pedro M

Jan 30, 2018

It's great and amaizing to people without experience in communication skills

By Ayush A

Jun 15, 2020

The module ws very well explained and the materils given were uptothe mrk.

By rozanfah

Jan 9, 2021

A very thorough and useful course for beginner to communication science

By Kasia

Sep 15, 2020

The course was very well prepared. And, presented in an interesting way.

By Exedy L

Jul 17, 2020

A well planned MOOC. The amount of information is enough to be absorbed.

By Mijail G

Sep 21, 2015

Great course to understand the importance of the communication sciences!

By Vladimir K

Sep 17, 2015

Amazing course that gives you an interesting experience. Really like it.

By Kristin S

Feb 11, 2021

Very informative, great course & teacher... Now I'm ready for more :)

By Zoë C

Jul 8, 2020

Interesting and well-paced course, with useful further reading links.

By Mert E

Sep 4, 2017

beautiful content as a whole, but sound quality may be a bit better.

By Felipe V R

Jul 23, 2016

what to say about the Universidade de Amsterdã ? My Congratulations!

By Benedict O M

Jan 28, 2016

Dr. Rutger de Graaf is a great professor of communication science :)

By Shahbaz A

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 3, 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 2, 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 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.