CMN 702 (1SY) - Seminar in Interpersonal Communication Theory

Sem/Interpersonal Comm Theory

Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 53540
In-depth concentration on a particular theoretical orientation in interpersonal communication. Original works are read. Theoretical orientation varies by semester. May be repeated for different topics. Prereq: CMN 455, CMN 456, and CMN 457 and two 500-level CMN courses.
Section Comments: Full Title: Seminar in Interpersonal Studies/ Analyzing Interaction in Sports. This course will include bi-weekly recitations on Fridays (weeks 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, and 14) in Horton 110.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Edward Reynolds

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

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.