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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 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 María d C 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 Kabuki A

May 27, 2022

The lecture videos were engaging and made it this course very easy to understand.

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.

By Jason L

Nov 30, 2016

This course is awesome! I learned a lot about communication science from this.

By Muhammd M

Apr 17, 2020

That's very informative and new for me. Great learning with Rutger de Graaf.

By Gustavo M A A

May 6, 2017

Un excelente curso para comenzar el estudio de la ciencia de la comunicación.

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 Tim S

Nov 14, 2022

Great lectures, great lecturer. I appreciate the rigorousness of the exam.

By Ayush A

Jun 15, 2020

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

By Peter A

Oct 3, 2022

The most insightful and detailed courses I have had in the recent times

By Rozan F

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!