CMN 698 (01) - Seminar Interpersonal Studies

Seminar Interpersonal Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16089
Variable topics in interpersonal research, theory, and practice. May be repeated for different topics. Topic descriptions available in department office during preregistration. Prereq: CMN 455, CMN 456, CMN 457 and two 500-level courses, or permission.
Section Comments: Full Title: Communication & the Body
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 2 times.
Equivalent(s): CMN 695
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
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 110
Additional Course Details: 

Non-majors who are interested in registering for CMN 698 01, please contact the professor directly for permission to add the course. 

Course Title & 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. Class will center around the use of videotaped data to examine embodied behaviors in interaction.