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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 05, 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 21, 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 Dr. K S R M

May 14, 2020

it was a very good opportunity to enhance my knowledge in the field of communication. Thanks

By Κωνσταντίνος-Ελευθέριος Γ

Oct 11, 2015

i think its a good way to introduce someone with little experience to communications science

By Nishakar K

Apr 30, 2020

Excellent in Online mode of learning.

i have great experience with coursera.

By John P S

Dec 05, 2017

A highly relevant study of communication from an European perspective.


Apr 19, 2020

It was a good informative and learning session. Thank you very much

By Deleted A

Sep 17, 2016

I love the example stories, very simple and effective. Thank you!

By Yashasvi K

Aug 22, 2020

All the topics were taught in an interesting and concise manner

By Rasha E

May 16, 2020

Great introduction to the key concepts of Communication Science

By Joyael J

May 24, 2020

This course tells about mainly 'science' of communication

By Rosemay B

Sep 04, 2015

It was interesting. Thank you for the french subtitle


Apr 27, 2020

the course was amazing and i have learned a lot .

By Smita K

Apr 28, 2020

great to know the major aspects of communication

By Paulus R G

Oct 28, 2016

Give me new perspective in communication science

By Eliana R d S

Jul 04, 2016

Estou adorando o curso. Muito bem estruturado!

By Marco S

Mar 19, 2018

Way too many quizes! Otherwise interesting.

By Freddie

Sep 04, 2015

Very interesting and informative course.

By Aishwarya A

May 25, 2020

Loved the structure of this course!

By Zsuzsanna K T

Sep 25, 2015

Informative though a little basic.

By Rahul M

May 04, 2020

It was indeed a wonderful course.

By Natalia P

Oct 08, 2015

Very interesting and engaging!

By Edgar M

Sep 05, 2015

A ver good course!

By Durgesh T C

Jun 22, 2020

Great Experience

By Xiaoshuang F

Jan 06, 2016

nice teaching

By Shirley K

Sep 27, 2020

fun course!

By Jacopo C

Apr 25, 2020

Very good