Sep 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COM 456 - Mother-Daughter Communication

Prerequisites, COM 100 , or SCC 100  with a minimum grade of B- and COM 295 , or SCC 295  with a minimum grade of C. The mother-daughter relationship has been explored in literature, film, and in the social sciences. This course will examine the mother-daughter relationship through social, psychological, developmental, and relational communication lenses. The course challenges students to explore the socially constructed nature of the mother-daughter relationship in film and investigate the many ways this unique relationship is understood through the social sciences. In addition to examining the social construction of the mother-daughter relationship across time, contemporary social science theories will be discussed and students will be challenged to assess how these theories do or do not help to explain their own personal maternal relationships. This mother-daughter communication course is an upper division course that contributes toward students' personal development and complements students' interests in pursuing counseling, pastoral, health, gerontology, social services and other career ambitions involving a need to understand family relationships. COM 456 may be used to fulfill major requirements for upper division credits. Some sections of this course may be offered for communication studies and/or strategic and corporate communication majors only. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits