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COMN71-104: Relational Communication

Description

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 you 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, you 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, you will critically examine topics ranging from attraction and love to conflict, gossip, privacy, deception, and transgressions. You will further develop your abilities to engage with and analyse research and theory about relationships and apply your newly acquired knowledge to analyse real-world communication problems.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: COMN71-104
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Communication, Film, and Creative Media
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,760.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,800.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $3,900.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,040.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,040.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,150.00

Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of relational communication. 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of relational communication. 2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of key theories, concepts and controversies in research on relationships. 2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of key theories, concepts and controversies in research on relationships. 3. Critically reflect on relational communication theory and research. 3. Critically reflect on relational communication theory and research. 4. Apply acquired theoretical knowledge to real world communication problems or practice. 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. 5. Interpret, analyse, and theorise on communication issues from a 'dark side' perspective.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
Semester start: 12/09/2022
Subject start: 12/09/2022
Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
Teaching census: 07/10/2022