Communication Studies 311: Relational Communication

Spring 2013 Syllabus

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

Jan††† 15 T†††††††† Course introduction.Interpersonal communication research design and strategies.

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

 

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

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

 

††††††††† 29 T†††††††† Friendship turning points††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #3

††††††††† 31 Th†††††† Friendship turning points continued.

 

Feb††† 5 T†††††††† Defining date and first date goals.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #4

††††††††† 7 Th†††††† Defining dates continued.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Exam #1: Articles 1, 2, 3

 

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

††††††††† 14 Th†††††† Friends with benefits††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

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

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

 

††††††††† 26 T†††††††† Reciprocity and dating.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #7

††††††††† 28 TH†††††† Reciprocity and dating continued.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Exam #2: Articles 4, 5, 6

 

Mar†† 5 T†††††††† Coping with unfulfilled standards in dating relationships.††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #8

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

 

††††††††† 12 T†††††††† Online romances.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #9

††††††††† 14 TH†††††† Online romances continued. ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Spring Break 18-22

 

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

††††††††† 28 TH†††††† Mobile phones and dialectics continued.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Exam #3: Articles 7, 8, 9

 

Apr††† 2 T†††††††† Long distance relationships.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #11

††††††††† 4 TH†††††† Long distance relationships continued.

 

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

††††††††† 11 TH†††††† Idiomatic communication continued.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

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

††††††††† 18 TH†††††† Forgiveness and forgiving in a dating relationship continued. Exam #4: Art 10, 11, 12

 

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

††††††††† 25 TH†††††† Breaking up continued.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

††††††††† 30 T†††††††† Everyday family communication.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #15

May2 TH†††††† Everyday family communication continued.

 

Final Period,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Exam # 5: Articles13, 14, 15.

This is our tentative final exam date and will be used for course review, evaluation and exam #5