Classes


 

Winter 2017

 

Communication Studies 100 Communication Theory

 

Examination of fundamental principles of human communication. Topics include models of communication, levels of analysis in the behavioral sciences, cultural evolution, new media and big data, political communication, and the nature of art.

 

 

Fall 2016

 

Communication Studies 126 Evolution of Interpersonal Communication

 

An examination of current issues in interpersonal communication from the perspectives of evolutionary psychology and biology. Topics include the co-evolution of signaler and receiver adaptations, nonverbal communication, courtship behavior, indirect speech, and deception.

 

 

 

SPring 2016

 

Communication Studies 19-2 (Fiat Lux Seminar) Finding Art in Science

 

Exploration of the intersection of scientific practice and artistic creativity.

 

 

 

WINTER 2016

 

Communication Studies 100 Communication Theory

 

 

FALL 2015

 

Communication Studies 126 Evolution of Interpersonal Communication

 

Communication Studies 118 Language and Music

 

Cognitive science exploration of structure, function, and aesthetics of language and music and their relationships to communication, cognition, and culture.

 

 

 

Summer 2015 Session A

 

Communication Studies 120 Group Communication

 

An examination of group communication from perspectives of evolutionary psychology, communications, and psycholinguistics. Topics include evolution of cooperation, in-group and out-group dynamics, gossip, music improvisation, and conversational behavior

 

Spring 2015

 

Communication Studies 19-3 (Fiat Lux Seminar) Music and Culture

 

Interdisciplinary exploration of music as a cultural phenomenon that has important connections to social identity, aesthetics, ritual, and communication.

 

 

Winter 2015

 

Communication Studies 100 Communication Theory

 

Communication Studies 112 Current Issues in Vocal Communication

 

Seminar examining contemporary issues in voice acoustics research. Topics include animal signaling, social communication, and speech production and perception.

 

Communication Studies 19-4 (Fiat Lux Seminar) Music and Culture

 

 

 

FALL 2014

 

Communication Studies 126 Evolution of Interpersonal Communication

 

Communication Studies 118 Language and Music

 

 

 

Summer 2014 SESSION C

 

Communication Studies 120 Group Communication

 

 

 

WINTER 2014

 

Communication Studies 19-2 (Fiat Lux Seminar) Music and Culture

 

 

Fall 2013

 

Communication Studies 126 Evolution of Interpersonal Communication

 

Communication Studies 118 Language and Music

 

 

 

Summer 2013 session A

 

 

Communication Studies 120 Group Communication

 

 

 

Spring 2013

 

Communication Studies 19-2 (Fiat Lux Seminar) Music and Culture

 

 

WINTER 2013

 

Communication Studies 120 Group Communication

 

 

Communication Studies 112 Current Issues in Vocal Communication

 

 

 

Fall 2012

 

Communication Studies 126 Evolution of Interpersonal Communication

 

Communication Studies 118 Language and Music

 

 

 

Fall 2011

 

Communication Studies 126 Evolution of Interpersonal Communication

 

Communication Studies 112 Current Issues in Vocal Communication

 

 

 

Summer 2011 Session C

 

 

Communication Studies 120 Group Communication

 

 

Winter 2011

 

Communication Studies 120 Group Communication

 

Communication Studies 112 Current Problems in Evolution and Communication

 

Fall 2010

 

Communication Studies 126 Evolution of Interpersonal Communication

 

Communication Studies 118 Language and Music

 

 

 

Winter 2010

 

Communication Studies 120 Group Communication

 

Communication Studies 112 Current Problems in Evolution and Communication

 

Fall 2009

 

Communication Studies 126 Evolution of Interpersonal Communication

 

Communication Studies 118 Language and Music

 

 

 

Winter 2009

 

Communication Studies 120 Group Communication

 

Communication Studies 112 Current Problems in Evolution and Communication

 

Fall 2008

 

Communication Studies 126 Evolution of Interpersonal Communication

 

Communication Studies 118 Language and Music

 

 

Winter 2008

 

Communication Studies 120 Group Communication

 

Fall 2007

 

Communication Studies 126 Evolution of Interpersonal Communication

 

Communication Studies 118 Language and Music

 

 

Spring 2007

 

Communication Studies M127 Animal Communication

(cross-listed as Anthropology M127 and Applied Linguistics M127)

 

Evolution, functions, design, and diversity of animal communication systems such as bird song, dolphin calls, whale song, primate social signals, and human language.

 

Winter 2007

 

Communication Studies 120 Group Communication

 

Fall 2006

 

Communication Studies 126 Evolution of Interpersonal Communication

 

 

 

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Other courses taught (UC Santa Cruz)

 

 

Psychology 130D - Evolutionary Psychology

 

Psychology 120A - Cognitive Processes

 

Psychology 3 - Research Methods in Psychology

 

 

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