Critical examination of the theory and research concerning the dimensions, dynamics, and functions of interpersonal interaction.
Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Identify how everyday human interactions construct and manage identities, relationships, and cultures.
- Compare advanced perspectives on key movements, themes, and thinkers in the study of interpersonal communication.
- Analyze “Big Ideas” (abstract theoretical concepts) and how such conceptualizations have been extended and applied in contemporary interpersonal communication research.
- Evaluate various approaches to studying interpersonal communication, including their methodologies and implications.
- Demonstrate improved skills with engaging in academic dialogue, both written (via paper assignments) and spoken (via class discussions).