COMM 6460

COMM 6460

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course is designed to provide an in-depth overview of theory and research in interpersonal communication. The purpose of this course is to give students opportunities to engage with foundational interpersonal communication theories and explore their utility as they apply to computer-mediated contexts. To this end, we will read seminal research in interpersonal communication and newer articles that extend this research to mediated contexts. We will be covering a variety of theories and topics, including the nature of interpersonal communication, relational approach to communication, social-cognitive aspects of interpersonal communication, relationship development and maintenance, as well as ways of theorizing about interpersonal communication and conducting interpersonal research.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate standing.

  • Become familiar with major theoretical frameworks and paradigms in interpersonal communication.
  • Synthesize bodies of literature across conceptual dimensions.
  • Strengthen ability to build and evaluate theories.
  • Extend interpersonal communication principles to computer-mediated contexts.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16631 COMM 6460   LEC 001