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.
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!
by Leire F C•
El curso es muy bueno y está bien organizado. La única pega que puedo ponerle es la falta de traducción en los exámenes y pruebas de evaluación, Mi inglés es muy bueno y por eso decidí realizar este curso, dado que pensaba que el idioma no sería un problema para mí, (tampoco es la primera vez que estudio asignaturas en inglés), aún así me ha resultado especialmente difícil la comprensión de algunas cuestiones a la hora de realizar los exámenes, ya que la terminología utilizada no es la del inglés convencional, sino que, en muchos casos, es léxico especializado que se encuentra en el marco de la Lingüistica. Por lo demás, me parece un gran curso, me ha ayudado a recordar temas tocados durante los cursos de Licenciatura y me ha aportado muchos datos nuevos que considero interesantes. Creo que me ayudará en mi carrera profesional.
by Зюзин О О•
Великолепный курс! Спасибо Университету Амстердама за интересную информацию. Информация хорошо структурирована и воспринимается легко. Есть минусы, которые повлияли на оценку: в описании курса и в материалах курса идет речь про 6 недель на курс, а по факту есть всего 4 недели на прохождение курса. Так же почти все ссылки на дополнительные материалы устарели, тем не менее названия материалов остались и их легко найти самому.
by Aishwarya S•
The course has a good amount of information, it sometimes gets overwhelming. The notes provided in the beginning are very useful-I would suggest all the new learners to take a print out of those. But the audio quality is not good enough, it was almost inaudible at some parts. Exam is difficult- you will have to give a minimum of two weeks to grasp all the material.
by Anna A•
The course is an interesting intro into the history and theory of communication. What I lacked is the connection to the contemporary world, its context and very complex communication landscape. Case studies from today and exercises that encourage understanding of how to create a contemporary communication strategy will enhance the value of the course
by Anna H•
The course explains variety of theories connected with communication science. The lectures included in the course are great and pleasant to watch. However, in my opinion the instructor gives too many information per minute and it's hard to note everything without spending hours analysing the lecture over and over again. Everything else was great!
by Supitha N•
The course is very useful and interesting! I would definitely recommend this course for someone who wants to know about Communication or to start this field. The content is fruitful but not too extreme. All lectures are concise and easy to follow. However, I find the final exam at the end quite hard, and some survey is not accessible.
by Dudley S J•
The course is an introductory course in the subject. I really want another one which is more focused on the cultural approach, given that we are facing many multicultural challenges in the work environment. Dealing with too much differences could be frustrating. Trying to communicate better then becomes a must. Thank you
by Muhammad S•
I am the student of Communication Science in Indonesia. Before join this course, I have studied the introduction of communication science in the 1st semester of my lecture. But I have still no idea what communication is. This course is so helpful for me to learn the basic of communication.
by Paul V d E•
Very interesting course, well structured and presented. Theoretical concepts explained with practical examples. The surveys were not (no longer) accessible. What stood out for me was the "gatekeeper" concept, something that encouraged me to do some more reading on the topic.
by Philipp B•
Very good lecture in selected content and presentation (interesting, motivating, concise and precise).
The course could improve by providing a written script in addition to the excellent lectures, as this would make summarizing the material and preparing for the tests easier.
by I C C•
A lively introduction to the basic theories of Communication Science with a very easy-to-follow approach. I was getting into Journalism at the time I took this course and it has helped me a lot in the acquisition of some fundamental knowledge.
by Arvind C•
Proper crash course for beginners into communication science. Fun and funny at times. Although needs time to unpack most of the information packed in this, still works as a precursor to heavy lifting required for communication science.
by Kadri A•
Intresting and well structured course to give an overview of communication science, inc the history of it. It is not a hands on course to learn something to do but a good introduction course. I did it before going deeper into PR.
by Pako M•
This is a wonderful course on communication science. It introduces one to the interesting theories on communication and takes you through communication from way back in history to today. It's a good course and I recommend it.
by Rong T•
Good course. I would like it better if there are more depth in theories and analysis/examples used in lectures are more reflecting social media and the use of more cutting edge innovation in communication technology.
by Okan Ö•
This course focuses on the theory of the communication science more than the practices. If you are looking to get the basics you can start with this one. Thanks for the course :)
by C M•
Great course, very well presented. I had never really thought about communication in science terms and this course has been very valuable in bringing my knowledge up to speed
by Charles R•
Very interesting course ! Helps understanding main approaches to Communication Science and how mankind perceived the importance of communication through the time.
by Eva A•
I didn't like the fact that you could not earn a statement of accomplishment but only a verified certificate.
Other than that the course was pretty interesting.
by Alexandra F•
The teachers are really great !! The drawings help quite well. The content was easy to understand and enought for an introduction classe. Thanks a lot !
by Tatia Z•
It is a really nice introductory course on Communication. Includes the basic concepts and helps to influence, tools and channels used in communication.
by Tran V T•
This course is good, however, it seems to much academic without practical experiences or exercises for learners to practice skills and knowledge.
by Itziar F A•
It's a good general course on communication science. Now, I'm looking forward to learn more about social media in a practical point of view.
by Kira B•
Helpful introduction basic theories and approaches in the Communication Sciences, which were explained clearly for those new to the field.