Communication Theory


Teaching Staff: Honorato Dalila
Course Code: THE202
Course Category: General Background
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Lectures
Semester: 2nd
ECTS: 5
Teaching Units: 3
Teaching Hours: 3
Teaching Structure:
ActivitySemester Workload
Lectures39
Lab Lectures0
Tutorial0
Hands-on Lab0
Practice and Preparation30
Independent Study56
Course Total (ECTS: 5)125

Prerequisite to / Recommended to: THE302, (THE804)
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Short Description:

In this course communication interaction is analyzed and integrated into a wider interdisciplinary field combining issues from cognitive science, consciousness studies and theories of emotion. More specifically, the subjects integrated in this course are: characteristics of human communication, verbal and non-verbal communication, perception and audience theory, expressions of emotions and their importance in human relations, cultural interpretation of emotions and its relevance in audiovisual arts.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

Types of human communication. Perceptual process and its influences in communication. Multicultural communication. Characteristics of language and meaning. Culture and non-verbal communication. Identification of emotions in non-verbal expressions. Decoding universal facial expressions. Processing emotions. Individual differences in emotional development. Functions of emotions. Personalization of the public sphere.


Syllabus:

1st Week: Elements, principles and characteristics of interpersonal communication.
2nd Week: Audience, culture and gender.
3rd Week: Self in interpersonal communication.
4th Week: Verbal communication.
5th Week: Non-verbal communication. The gaze.
6th Week: Emotions and socialization. Cultural understanding of emotions.
7th Week: Definition and examples of emotions. Emotional development. Emotional awareness in literature, fine arts and theatre.
8th Week: Role, projection, dramaturgy, idealization.
9th Week: Control of facial expressions, misrepresentation, embarrassment and awe, reality and invention.
10th Week: Group performance, area.
11th Week: Public and private sphere of communication. Nomadic media.
12th Week: Presentation of final assignment (part 1).
13th Week: Presentation of final assignment (part 2).


Suggested Bibliography:

Goffman, Erving, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, 1959.

Oatley, Keith and Jennifer M. Jenkins, Understanding Emotions, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, 1996.

Material available on the e-class platform.


Teaching Methods:

Lectures.
Home assignments.


Evaluation Methods:

Written examination paper.
Final written assignment.
Oral presentation of final written assignment.


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