Course: COMS 451. Advanced Interpersonal Communication (3)
Prerequisite: COMS 351. This course examines the process of interpersonal communication as a focus of research and theory. Attention will be given to relationship messages, stages of interpersonal relationships, relationship rituals, intimate dialogue, the dialogue of distance, maintaining relationships through dialogue, and developing effective communication in relationships. The course takes a “social constructionist” approach to the study of communication, meaning that individuals, through various sign systems and mediums, create and re-create their social worlds through a dynamic web of relationships within various contexts.