Sem/Interpersonal Comm Theory
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|2/1/2021||5/11/2021||MW||3:40pm - 5:00pm||ONLINE|
This course will explore communication in sports and games and settings of training for sport. Students will explore interaction in sports by participating appropriately in actual play and settings of training. Students will engage with the constructive nature of rules, the problems of managing how to communicate what we feel in our bodies and issues in the analysis of movement. Students of this course will learn how sports and training as specific settings are constructed and managed by athletes and coaches. Course Goals: This course applies ethnomethodology and phenomenology to explore communication in settings of sport. it is expected that students will have, or have the ability to develop, enough expertise with one specific sport in order to instruct one class session on the actual play of one element of a specific sport (non-traditional sports are encouraged). Students will participate as both novice trainees and expert teachers in these actual sports during class time in order to experience the communication practices described by this course. Using these experiences as a basis at the completion of this course students will be able to describe; how general problems of experience come into play in settings of sport, how specific organizational structures of training and play are enacted in sports, how rules constitute sports settings and practices of correction and motivation employed by coaches and athletes in settings of training. Students will conduct a major research project collecting video recorded data on sport of their in order to explore these questions of experience, structure and training.