Communication and Culture | Interpersonal Communication
C122 | 1088-1110 | Goodman


Cl22 is an introduction to interpersonal communication, examined from
the intersecting perspectives of performance, power, and identity.
Performance highlights our central concern with the practice of
interpersonal communication in the conduct of social life, through
which the most resonant symbols and beliefs of a society are embodied,
enacted, and placed on display.   You and your classmates will be
asked to become ethnographers of interpersonal, everyday conversation.
You will observe and analyze interpersonal intereactions in your own
lives in the light of an array of communication concepts and theories.
In the end, we will encourage you not only to analyze others'
communication, but also to use the theoretical principles you learn to
become more aware of how your interpersonal intereactions with othes
are connected to broader questions of power and identity.