COM 523: Communication in Personal Relationships

This course presents a focused investigation of communication in personal relationships, with primary emphasis on contemporary concepts of romantic relationships and friendships. We will explore the foundational concepts of relational communication through application to our everyday lives and practical implications for empirical research and vocational practice.

The course explores the initiation, development, maintenance, and deterioration of family, friend, and romantic relationships. It explores relational phenomena, such as communication and gender differences, computer-mediated relationships, attraction, relational culture, and stages of dissolution.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This course is offered during the Summer II semester. Participants may also register for a Summer I course, if applicable. 

Related Courses by Institution
COM 55900 Current Trends in Mass Communication Research (Winter/Spring 2021)
COM 597 Narrative and Discourse (Summer I 2021)
COM 523 Communication in Personal Relationships (Summer II 2021)
COM 512 Theories of Interpersonal Communication (Fall 2021)
COM 515 Persuasion in Social Movements (Winter/Spring 2022)
COM 517 Communication in Politics (Summer 2022)
COM 57600 Health Communication (Winter/Spring 2023)

Purdue University Fort Wayne

Instructor: Sarah LeBlanc, Ph.D.

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 6/28/21 – 8/6/21

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area