This course offers an in-depth analysis of various family units and family
functioning. Topics include family theories (i.e., systems theory, relational
dialectics, and communication privacy management), specific family
relationship types (i.e., sibling relationships, blended families, adoption,
and parent-child relationships), and communication patterns in families.
Current development in theory and research in the area of family
communication are also stressed. Prerequisites: COMM 201,
COMM 203, and COMM 215