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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 Gizca P

Jul 24, 2017

Interesting

By Ahmed I

Sep 2, 2015

Interesting

By Steven Z

May 5, 2017

EXCELLENT!

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Feb 26, 2017

Excellent!

By Carolina H C

Dec 1, 2015

excelente!

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Sep 19, 2015

great mooc

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May 5, 2020

Excellent

By Daniel A N P

Dec 26, 2017

Excellent

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Jul 21, 2017

muy bueno

By EDGAR E S Z

Nov 30, 2016

excelente

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Mar 14, 2016

muy bueno

By SACHIN M

Oct 19, 2015

excellent

By Reina E T M

Feb 9, 2018

excelent

By Ana C O

Dec 2, 2015

Perfect!

By Ismael M M

Nov 26, 2015

Excelent

By Viridiana P M

Aug 13, 2020

LOVE IT

By Devani N

Jun 17, 2020

Good 🤩

By MS S

May 31, 2020

helpful

By Dr.Alaa Z

Jan 31, 2016

Amazing

By Flt L G R

May 24, 2020

THANKS

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Jul 12, 2019

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Apr 30, 2018

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By Ivy w

Apr 22, 2018

nice!

By André F D R M

Jul 21, 2016

Great

By cheng h

Aug 17, 2015

非常有趣,