COMM 2500: Analyzing Conversations in Everyday Life
Lecture - 4 credits
- Considers aspects of talk, such as turn taking, sequence organization, and repair for handling breakdowns, in speaking or understanding.
- Studies the full range of things people do, such as making requests, blaming others, apologizing, complaining, etc.
- Having conversations with others is among the things that humans do most.
- Since talk is a locus of sociality and a site for examining language in use, offers students an opportunity to learn how to make discoveries about the orderliness of social life.
- By the end of the course, successful students recognize what people are doing with their talk, how to identify communication breakdowns, and learn methods for increasing communication efficiency in everyday and organizational encounters.
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