Communication and Healthy Relating
Healthy and sustained relationships require effective communication. Therefore, this area of emphasis focuses on the many ways that communication creates, maintains and transforms, effective and nourishing relationships across many contexts (e.g., family, romantic, friendship, work). This focus should allow students to be more aware and more effective relational partners, both personally and professionally.
This emphasis can prepare students for careers in social and family services, human resource management, counseling, conflict mediation, sales, event planning, corporate training, non-profit organizations, management and many others.
Some students also go on to graduate school in areas such as communication, psychology, counseling and sociology.
A. Required Core Courses:
|COM 110 or
Elements of Interpersonal Communication -or-
|COM 410||Interpersonal Communication Theory and Research|
B. Recommended Elective Courses:
|COM 230||Small-Group Communication|
|COM 263||Elements of Intercultural Communication|
|COM 310||Relational Communication|
|COM 312||Communication, Conflict, and Negotiation|
|COM 316||Gender and Communication|
|COM 317||Nonverbal Communication|
|COM 327||Civil Communication|
|COM 411||Communication in the Family|
|COM 452||Communication and the Art of Happiness|
|COM 394 or
|Relevant Special Topic Courses|