Communication Studies 311: Relational Communication

Fall 2013 Syllabus

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Statistics Reference Guide

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

Aug†† 27 T†††††††† Course introduction.Interpersonal communication research design and strategies.

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

 

Sep †† ††3 T†††††††† Research methods continued.††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††† 5 Th†††††† Disliking a friendís romantic partner. ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† #2

 

††††††††† 10 T†††††††† Disliking a friendís romantic partner continued.

††††††††† 12 Th†††††† Maintaining workplace friendships.††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #3

 

††††††††† 17 T†††††††† Workplace friendships continued.

††††††††† 19 Th†††††† Workplace friendships continued.†† Relational maintenance via CMC.††††††††††††††††††† #4

 

††††††††† 24 T†††††††† Relational maintenance via CMC continued.†††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† EXAM #1 (articles 1, 2, 3)

††††††††† 26 Th†††††† Relational maintenance via CMC continued††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Oct††† 1 T†††††††† Reciprocity and dating.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #5

††††††††† 3 TH††††† Reciprocity and dating continued.

 

††††††††† 8 T†††††††† Idiomatic communication in coming together and falling apart.†††††††††††††††† ††††††††† #6

††††††††† 10 TH††††† Idiomatic communication continued.††††††† Love at first sight to soul mate†††††† #7

 

††††††††† 15 T†††††††† Love at first sight to soul mate continued.††††††††††††† ††††††††† Exam #2 (articles 4, 5, 6)

††††††††† 17 TH††††† Love at first sight to soul mate continued.††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

††††††††† 22 T†††††††† Coping with unfulfilled standards.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #8

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

 

††††††††† 29 T†††††††† Coping with unfulfilled standards continued.

††††††††† 31 TH††††† Online romantic relationships.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #9

 

Nov†† 5 T†††††††† Online romantic relationships continued.

††††††††† 7 TH††††† Long distance relationships.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #10

 

††††††††† 12 T†††††††† Long distance relationships continued.†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Exam #3 (articles 7, 8, 9)

††††††††† 14 TH††††† Long distance relationships continued.

 

††††††††† 19 T†††††††† Negotiating a friends with benefits relationship.††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† #11

††††††††† 21 TH††††† NCA

 

Thanksgiving Break

 

Dec†† 3 T†††††††† Friends with benefits continued.

††††††††† 5 TH††††† Difficult family conversations.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† #12

 

††††††††† 10 T†††††††† Difficult family conversations continued.†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††

††††††††† 12 TH††††† Difficult family conversations continued.

 

Final Period,Thursday, Dec. 19, 12:00-2:00 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††Exam # 4 (articles 10, 11, 12)

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