Communication Studies 311: Relational Communication

Fall 2012 Syllabus

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DATE†††††††††††† TOPIC†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† READING

DATE†††††††††††† TOPIC†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† READING

Aug†† 21 T†††††††† Course introduction.Interpersonal communication research design and strategies.

††††††††† 23 Th†††††† Research methods and statistics review.††††† Flirting and opening lines†††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† #1

 

††††††††† 28 T†††††††† Research methods continued.†††††††††† Disliking a friendís romantic partner. †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #2

††††††††† 30 Th†††††† Disliking a friendís romantic partner continued. †††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Sep††† 4 T†††††††† Friendship turning points††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #3

††††††††† 6 Th†††††† Friendship turning points continued.

 

††††††††† 11 T†††††††† Defining date and first date goals.††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #4

††††††††† 13 Th†††††† Defining dates continued.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

††††††††† 18 T†††††††† Friends with benefits.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #5

††††††††† 20 Th†††††† Friends with benefits††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††† Exam #1: Articles 1, 2, 3, 4

 

††††††††† 25 T†††††††† Self-disclosure on CMC.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #6

††††††††† 27 TH†††††† Self-disclosure on CMC continued.

 

Oct††† 2 T†††††††† Reciprocity and dating.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #7

††††††††† 4 TH†††††† Reciprocity and dating continued.†††

 

††††††††† 9 T†††††††† Coping with unfulfilled standards in dating relationships.††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #8

††††††††† 11 TH†††††† Coping with unfulfilled standards continued.

 

††††††††† 16 T†††††††† Online romances.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #9

††††††††† 18 TH†††††† Online romances continued. ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Exam #2: Articles 5, 6, 7, 8

 

††††††††† 23 T†††††††† Mobile phones and dialectics.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #10

††††††††† 25 TH†††††† Mobile phones and dialectics continued.

 

††††††††† 30 T†††††††† Long distance relationships.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #11

Nov†† 1 TH†††††† Long distance relationships continued.

 

††††††††† 6 T†††††††† Relational development and idiomatic communication.††††† ††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† # 12

††††††††† 8 TH†††††† Idiomatic communication continued.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Exam #3: Articles 9, 10, 11

 

††††††††† 13 T†††††††† Forgiveness and forgiving in a dating relationship.††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #13

††††††††† 15 TH†††††† Forgiveness and forgiving in a dating relationship continued.

 

Thanksgiving

 

††††††††† 27 T†††††††† Breaking up romantic relationships.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #14

††††††††† 29 TH†††††† Breaking up continued.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Dec†† 4 T†††††††† Everyday family communication.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #15

††††††††† 6 TH†††††† Everyday family communication continued.

 

Final Period, Monday, Dec. 10, 12:00-2:00†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Exam # 4: Articles 12, 13, 14, 15.

This is our tentative final exam date and will be used for course review, evaluation and exam #4