Communication And Culture | Interpersonal Communication
C122 | 0147-0149 | Various


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.