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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 Sergio B

Apr 02, 2020

Genial, muy didáctico, completo y entretenido!


Aug 08, 2017

Fantastic introductory course! Worth the time.

By Inês N

Jun 13, 2020

Awesome course, unbelievably well explained.

By Shiang C W

Jan 29, 2019

It's an interesting course! I learned a lot.

By Sergiu

Oct 13, 2015

Great and extremely helpful MOOC. Thank you!

By Samith P H

May 30, 2020

I have updated my knowledge. This is great.

By Juan J F Á

Jan 11, 2020

Muy buena información y muy bien explicado.

By Herbaut J P M

Jul 17, 2019

Great expérience,

Thanks You,

Herbaut Julien

By Maria K

Nov 04, 2017

It was a nice experience for me! Thank you!

By Dr. N D R

Jun 07, 2020

This course is intresting and informative.

By C S

Apr 19, 2020

nice and thank you for the valuable course

By Artsishevskiy A

Jan 26, 2020

Interesting, informative and wel-prepared


Apr 24, 2020

It was amazing and interesting to learn.

By Ануфриева А А

Aug 23, 2018

Thank you, It is one of the best course.

By Marianne I

May 01, 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 09, 2017


By Jose A

Jun 27, 2020

Amazing class. Easy to follow through.

By 刘佳艺

Aug 16, 2016


By Eladio Z

Aug 22, 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!


Apr 25, 2020

Best Communication Science Course

By Richard C

Sep 15, 2015

Excellent course, very rewarding.