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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 and personality, and interactions between speech and voice perception are described from sociological, psychological, physiological, and neurological perspectives. Evolutionary biology, cultural differences, singing, and uses in media and courtroom are discussed. Clinical studies examine self-awareness of vocal expression and the influence of vocal quality on personal identity. Voice as communication vehicle for speaker and listener is fully explored.

Course #
CSCD-GE 2033
Credits
0
Department
Communicative Sciences and Disorders