CMN 702 (01) - Seminar in Interpersonal Communication Theory

Sem/Interpersonal Comm Theory

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 14823
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: Communication and the Body
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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: Mardi Kidwell

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HORT 110
Additional Course Details: 

Course Topic & Description: Communication and the Body - The human body is a rich and complex communicative resource. In this class, we will examine how the body, in coordination with talk, contributes to meaning making in face-to-face interaction. We will look closely at the movements of the eyes, face, hands, head, torso, and legs, as well as the use of objects and space, for their role in the moment-by-moment accomplishment of a range of activities: opening and closing encounters, telling stories, aligning to an interactional partner, and so on. Although we will mainly draw on interactionist studies of the body, we will also consider cognitive, cultural, developmental, and even evolutionary themes in our investigations. The class will center around the use of videotaped data to examine embodied behaviors in interaction.