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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.

Course #
CSCD-GE 2033
Fall, Spring, Summer