david p. phillips


JAPANESE-AMERICAN CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (COM 349 / INS 351A): This course provides an introduction to the concepts and models of cross-cultural communication, focusing on communication between Japanese and American cultures.

PLANNING AND DESIGN ISSUES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: Focus on Architecture and Community Design (FYS 100): This course examines the close interrelationship of urban design and the viability of communities, and introduces the principles of architecture, planning and urban design. Our studies will develop critical and interpretative skills in viewing and evaluating designed environments and urban plans, as well as exploring the historical, social, and cultural processes that affect our environment.

INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE LITERATURE: The Novel as a Japanese Literary Form Exploring Relationships (HMN 219): This course will examine developments in Japanese literature, focusing on the psychology of human relationships. How do people relate to each other? What are their expectations? What makes each individual unique? What aspects of human relations are emphasized in Japanese society? We will use literature as a tool to study Japanese culture and society, examining the psychology behind human action and behavior as we dissect the components of relationships.

URBAN PLANNING (URB 250): An introduction to the principles of urban planning, urban form, and community development. In studying the composition and structure of cities, we can look to four areas of study to help illuminate the processes affecting the growth of cities: (1) their history, (2) their social and cultural composition, (3) their physical form and design, and (4) the role of the planner and urban planning policies and regulations in shaping the future of cities. In addition to readings and projects on urban planning, we will focus on the downtown and its impending development plans, examining examples of revitalization in other cities, and learning about the history and current state of development in downtown Winston-Salem. Class members will learn about the history of downtown Winston-Salem, its architectural resources and important places, and will work closely with local development organizations and agencies to study the dynamic changes currently taking place and being planned.