ANTHRCUL 471 - Face-to-Face Interaction
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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May not be repeated for credit.
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How do we actually communicate when we talk or type? Whether we are face to face, online, or on the phone, we are not always aware of how we interact. In this introduction to the study of face-to-face communication, we explore the hidden dynamics of the conversation by examining video recordings and transcripts of talk. Although you’ll read literature every week, the course is hands-on and designed to sharpen your skills in observation and analysis. For much of the semester, you’ll use multimedia software to look at different things on the same short stretch of video data, which you record yourself or capture from online sources. You’ll learn to detect and make sense of subtle communicative behaviors, such as pauses, interruptions, vocalizations like uh-huh, and repetition. We’ll look at embodied aspects of communication like gesture, as well as forms of digital interaction, and, more broadly, we’ll consider how interaction matters for big social issues like gender politics, democracy, and religious difference.


ANTHRCUL 471 - Face-to-Face Interaction
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001 (SEM)
 In Person

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