This subject is premised on the belief that an evolved understanding of human communication is central to the construction of personal identities and relationships, and further, our engagement in our social world. Therefore, this subject aims to help students acquire an advanced understanding of the key concepts, theories, and perspectives that govern the study and practice of relational communication. In reviewing alternative approaches within the field, students will explore issues related to the development, maintenance, and dissolution of relationships across a range of contexts. Incorporating a 'dark side' approach to the study of personal communication, students will critically examine topics ranging from attraction and love to conflict, gossip, privacy, deception, and transgressions. Students will further develop their abilities to engage with and analyse research and theory about relationships and apply their newly acquired knowledge to analysing real-world communication problems.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of relational communication.
2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of key theories, concepts and controversies in research on relationships.
3. Critically reflect on relational communication theory and research.
4. Apply acquired theoretical knowledge to real world communication problems or practice.
5. Interpret, analyse, and theorise on communication issues from a 'dark side' perspective.
|Withdraw – Financial?||09/10/2021|
|Withdraw – Academic?||30/10/2021|