2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

COMM 40223 Family Communication

Prerequisites: COMM 30163 with a C- or better and MATH 10043 or INSC 20153 with a C- or better. This course is designed to investigate the nature of family communication patterns and the extent to which different communication activities contribute to, and change, familial identity. Students will explore complex definitions of family, family interaction from different theoretical lenses, the role of family rituals, narratives, and storytelling in constructing family identity, and the role of family power, conflict, and stress on family interaction.