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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 https://courserahelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201212399-Verified-Certificates"...

Top reviews

ZK
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.

LS
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 Ануфриева А А

Aug 23, 2018

Thank you, It is one of the best course.

By Marianne I

May 1, 2018

Very interesting and useful for my work.

By Lawrence S

Sep 15, 2017

Enjoyed the content and the application.

By Dr. S K S

May 23, 2020

Very informative and easy understanding

By 王清欢

May 9, 2017

比较基础的传播学历史和理论课。教授很可爱,虽然有口音,不过英语听起来还是很爽。

By Jose A

Jun 26, 2020

Amazing class. Easy to follow through.

By 刘佳艺

Aug 16, 2016

知识框架非常清晰,然后漫画的形式超级棒,提升了课程的趣味性,老师讲的也很好~

By Eladio Z

Aug 21, 2015

I havent finished it but I love it!

By Laci H

Jun 12, 2020

Great course and very informative!

By José d J D L C G

Oct 12, 2015

Excellent course. Congratulations!

By SUDARSHAN R V

Apr 25, 2020

Best Communication Science Course

By Richard C

Sep 15, 2015

Excellent course, very rewarding.

By Shelby D M R

Nov 17, 2020

An amazing journey, Loved it !!!

By Keith C C

Apr 15, 2020

methodical, relevant and current

By Bruna d M F

Aug 19, 2020

Excellent and intuitive course!

By mustapha

Aug 31, 2015

c'est un cours très intéressant

By HE X

Jan 1, 2018

This is very useful ,thanks !

By Sri W

Sep 2, 2020

interesting methods of study

By Maria T

Nov 25, 2017

Very good course. Thank you.

By 李佳静

Sep 27, 2015

老师人很好,思维活跃,讲解照顾别人的感受,同时不失幽默。

By Svitlana

Aug 18, 2015

The teacher speaks too fast.

By Benjamin C

Apr 8, 2021

Great course! More please.

By Mehak

Jun 2, 2020

It was a wonderful course.

By Sebbata O

May 30, 2020

very good thank's for all

By Margarito Z

Jul 18, 2019

Excelente. Muchas gracias!