COM 314: THE DARK SIDE OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS
DescriptionProvides an overview of research and theory related to the “dark side” of interpersonal communication and relationships. This course will cover topics such as secrets, bullying, cyber-stalking, verbal abuse, and revenge between romantic partners, family members, friends,and sometimes strangers.
Learning Outcome• Students will identify areas of dysfunctional communication that emerge in close relationships and explain the circumstances surrounding these events and the role of interpersonal communication in resolving those events.
• Students will demonstrate an ability to conduct secondary IPC-focused research (e.g., reflection papers,academic writing, APA style).
• Students will demonstrate an ability to use communication concepts to analyze human behavior and to apply those concepts to improve social and professional life.