Course Description

Course Name

Communication and Social Interaction

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


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.

*Course content subject to change