COM_391_Fall_2007_Syllabus

COM_391_Fall_2007_Syllabus - COM 391 Fall Semester 2007...

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COM 391 Fall Semester 2007 Pragmatics Professor: Dr. Steven McCornack Office: Phone: 355-DIRT Email: mccornac@msu.edu Office Hours: Weds 1-2, Thurs 1230-2. Grad Asst: Jayson Dibble Office: 456 CAS Phone: 355-7569 Email: dibbleja@msu.edu Office Hours: Mon 3-430, Tues 1-230. Course Description This class involves an intensive study of pragmatics – how language is used by interactants in conversations to create particularized meanings within specific contexts. Topics that will be discussed include speech act theory, conversation analysis (ethnomethodology), feminist approaches to language, face and face maintenance, conversation implicature, honesty and deception, message production, and message design logics. Format This course will be conducted in a lecture format with special emphasis placed on class interaction and active participation. Each session will involve the detailed discussion of assigned readings plus additional supplemental lecture material. Requirements Students in this course will be required to: (1) Complete reading assignments prior to attending class (2) Complete three 50-item multiple-choice exams (3) Act in accordance with instructor policies regarding classroom courtesy Grading There will be 150 points possible in this class.
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COM_391_Fall_2007_Syllabus - COM 391 Fall Semester 2007...

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