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SPCM 130 - Relational and Organizational Communication (GT-SS3)

  • 3 credits
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The primary goal of this course is to explore communication in a variety of relational and organizational contexts. Students will be introduced to methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of human communication from a social scientific perspective. They will learn about the influence of group membership and individual differences in human behavior as it relates to communication phenomenon.

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

        Apply communication research methods to analyze and interpret communication phenomenon.

        Describe and discuss the influence of group membership and individual differences on conceptions of the self, perceptions of others, and communication in relational, organizational, and cultural contexts.


        Think critically and write effectively about communication theories and contexts.

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Social/Behavioral Sciences (Category 3C) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Intro to Communication Theory, 20th Ed.
    ISBN: 9781260986624

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.