Communication And Culture | Interpersonal Communication
C122 | 1065-1080 | Goodman


> C122 is an introduction to interpersonal communication, examined from the
> perspective of performance.  Performance highlights our central concern
> with the practice of interpersonal communication in the conduct of social
> life, through which the most resonant symbols and values of a society are
> embodied, enacted, and placed on display.   You and your classmates will
> be asked to become ethnographers of interpersonal, everyday conversation.
> To do this, you will be encouraged to observe communication interactions
> and introduced to an array of communication concepts and theories.  In the
> end, we will encourage you not only to analyze others' interpersonal
> communication, but also to use the theoretical principles you learn to
> improve your interpersonal interactions with others.