Read what instructor Menno Reijven has to say about the course:
In our interpersonal communication, we try to accomplish interactional goals while also making assumptions about how the world works and what we value. In this course, we will explore how our culture affects how we communicate, but also how our communicative behavior is influenced by our goals. We will:
We will collaborate in small discussion groups and try to better understand communication of the world around us. We will gather data ourselves, both from public communication and our own talk in everyday life. We will focus on developing academic skills as well as conducting and communicating research findings.