Date of Award
Undergraduate Honors Thesis
Bachelor of Arts in Art History
Art, Architecture + Art History
Dr. Leeva Chung
Dr. Sally Yard
This present case study explores how language styles and power distance led to miscommunication between an administrator and student via computer mediated communication. Email exchanges were examined using textual analysis between an administrator and an undergraduate student. Results indicate high-context and low-context communication and power distance roles led to problematic actions and decisions. Furthermore, divergent speech with regard to communication styles was an additional problematic. Implications of the results specific examples of how this interaction could have been prevented were discussed.
Guild, Ivy M., "Academic Freedom, Public Art, & Private Universities: Examining the Expression of Communication at USD" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 24.