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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"...

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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 刘雨乔

Nov 28, 2016

I love it so much!

By 陈照鑫

Sep 25, 2015

it is very useful。

By Hinde L

Jun 26, 2020

Insightful course

By Ravinuthala V

Apr 19, 2020

very good courses

By florence I B

Apr 17, 2018

Awesome course!!!

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By Srividhya K

May 05, 2020

Excellent course

By Luis A

May 04, 2020

I liked it a lot

By Nadia I M S

Dec 18, 2016

Extremely useful

By Guntu N R

Sep 24, 2020

Social behavior

By Nathalie C S E

Aug 07, 2019

Excelente curso

By Ja V

Sep 02, 2018

the best choice

By Alokwe m o

Sep 11, 2020

very educative

By Kristine B G

Apr 05, 2020

Thanks Cursera

By Ho L N

Dec 10, 2015

Great course!

By Natalie W

Sep 09, 2015

Great course!


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Sep 19, 2015

great mooc

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