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CAS 555 - Interpersonal Communication


Professor: Timothy Worley
Office: 227C Sparks

This course is intended as an introduction to theories of interpersonal communication for graduate students in communication science and related disciplines. The content goal of the course is to examine several important and/or exemplary theories of interpersonal communication. This course is also designed to facilitate an understanding of the relationship between a systematic program of empirical research and theory development. To these ends, this course will involve an in-depth review of programs of research that correspond with particular theories of interpersonal communication.

Course Objectives

  • Taking a deep dive into influential theories of interpersonal communication
  • Thinking systematically about theory development and refinement
  • Identifying intersections between multiple theoretical perspectives on interpersonal communication