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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 Richard C

Sep 15, 2015

Excellent course, very rewarding.

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


Jan 01, 2018

This is very useful ,thanks !

By Sri W

Sep 02, 2020

interesting methods of study

By Maria T

Nov 26, 2017

Very good course. Thank you.

By 李佳静

Sep 28, 2015


By Svitlana

Aug 18, 2015

The teacher speaks too fast.

By Mehak

Jun 02, 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!

By Dr G R K

May 03, 2020

Good experience thank you

By tangxin

Mar 08, 2016

simple&clear,but not easy

By Aubin, P

Oct 26, 2015

Excellent and brillant !

By Maria I F

Oct 24, 2015

Very clear and complete!

By Opara E C

Oct 10, 2015

very fascinating course

By Corwin M J

Sep 14, 2020

Excellent information.

By Городыская А В

Jan 05, 2017

Мне очень понравилось!


Feb 07, 2016

Wonderful, enjoyed it.

By Steve E J

Aug 07, 2020

Excellent Instructor.


Sep 23, 2020

Very awesome course

By Mr.K.Subramanyam C

Jul 04, 2020

simple and effective

By 李亚星

Mar 02, 2019

a great intro to cs

By Lebogang K

May 24, 2017

i loved this course