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COM 317: COMMUNICATION IN FAMILY AND MARITAL RELATIONSHIPS

Description
The goal of this course is to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the communication processes that take place in families and marriage (which includes, straight, gay, and common-law relationships). Emphasis is placed on the theoretical explanations of communication processes and on their practical application through communication behaviors that enhance familial interactions. The course reviews communication theories and theories from allied disciplines that have been employed in scholarly research of families and marriages. What you learn in this course will improve the quality of your family and marriage communication and relationships.

Learning Outcomes
• Students will understand the nature of foundational family and marital communication theories and concepts
• Students will employ effective family and marital communication skills
• Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and explain their own family and martial communication using academic writing

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