CMN 598 (01) - Special Topics in Interpersonal Studies

Spc Top/Interpersonal

Online Course Delivery Method: Rotational Attendance
Can be taken by students who are remote.
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 54805
Selected topics not covered by existing courses in interpersonal communication. Topics vary; course descriptions are available in department office during registration. May be repeated for credit if topics differ. Prereq: CMN 457 with C or better, or by permission.
Section Comments: Full title: Storytelling in Interaction
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Mardi Kidwell

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 115
Additional Course Details: 

This course takes storytelling as a site for examining major topics in the field of Language and Social Interaction. We ask: What do people use stories for in interaction? What communicative resources—e.g., language, the body, and context––do people make use of when they tell stories? What is the relationship between the stories we tell and our identities? What is the role of stories in meaning making and understanding the world around us? And, how can we use stories to affect our relationships in positive ways? As a 500-level analytic class, our focus will be on learning the practical skills, modes of inquiry, and intellectual orientations necessary for the analysis of social interaction. This course takes storytelling as a site for examining major topics in the field of Language and Social Interaction. We ask: What do people use stories for in interaction? What communicative resources—e.g., language, the body, and context––do people make use of when they tell stories? What is the relationship between the stories we tell and our identities? What is the role of stories in meaning making and understanding the world around us? And, how can we use stories to affect our relationships in positive ways? As a 500-level analytic class, our focus will be on learning the practical skills, modes of inquiry, and intellectual orientations necessary for the analysis of social interaction.