Voices and Listeners
The course provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of the multifaceted role that vocal expression plays in everyday communication. Familiar voice recognition, perception of emotion, attitude & personality, & interactions between speech & voice perception are described from sociological, psychological, physiological, & neurological perspectives. Evolutionary biology,
cultural differences, singing, & uses in media & courtroom are discussed. Clinical studies examine self-awareness of vocal expression & the influence of vocal quality on personal identity. Voice as communication vehicle for speaker & listener is fully explored.
- Old Course Number: .33