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COMM2240 – Family Communication pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area 2. This course provides an introduction to how communication functions in various families. The course will include theoretical and practical applications of family communication in our everyday lives. An emphasis will be placed on how effective communication may enhance family relationships as well as how destructive communication may harm family relationships.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL0050 and ENGL0040 with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL0095 with a grade of C or higher OR placement in ENGL1101
Corequisites: (None)
  1. Identify various definitions of family.
  2. Explain the changing nature of family forms and how communication plays a role in these changes.
  3. Understand how communication changes as families form and expand.
  4. Examine the principles of nurturing and control as they relate to family communication.
  5. Assess communication conflict styles and their respective consequences in family communication.
  6. Understand how communication plays a role in problematic family behavior.
  7. Apply family communication theories to everyday family interactions.
  8. Explore the communication patterns in families of origin and in current family.
  9. Develop practices to enhance family relationships with effective communication.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (2) Critical Thinking

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