Communication and Social Interaction

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Communication and Social Interaction

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Assessment: 2 formative tasks (equiv. to 1000 words) [pass/fail - 10%], essay (3000 words) [90%] [both components must be passed]
    Examining how people use language, how they communicate and how they interact have long been central topics in psychological research. Recently there has been an expansion of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in this area. This module is designed to give you knowledge of key issues in this domain of inquiry, focusing on issues which are relevant for psychology. The module expands on some of the issues addressed in the social psychology and cognitive psychology modules, and in qualitative research methods, though these are not pre-requisites for this module. In this module we?ll review a number of frameworks for researching communication and interaction (e.g. philosophical and literary approaches, sociological and anthropological perspectives, mass media and cultural studies, psychological approaches). The focus is mainly on everyday interaction and the work done in Conversation Analysis.

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