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CMS 330 syllabus SP11 updated

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CMS 330 SP11 Page 1 CMS 330: I NTERPERSONAL H EALTH C OMMUNICATION Spring 2011 Unique Number: 06920 MW 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. BUR 134 Instructor: Dr. Erin Donovan-Kicken Teaching Assistant: Laura Brown Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected] Office: CMA 7.112 Office: UA9 4.108E Office Hours: Mon. 12:30-3:30 p.m. & by appt Office Hours: Mon. 2:30-3:30, Tues. 12:15-2:15, & by appt Communication Studies Department main office phone number: 512-471-5251 Course Description and Learning Objectives This course is designed to give you an overview of contemporary scholarship on phenomena within the scope of interpersonal health communication. As such, you will become familiar with fundamental communication processes that are involved in managing physical and mental health. Ideally, you will develop an awareness of how communication among friends, family members, and professionals influences people’s well- being, and how, in turn, health and illness shape communication and relationship dynamics. You will apply your understanding of these matters through exams and projects, in your written work, and during class discussions. Topics covered in this course will include patient identity, managing sensitive health information, social support, family conversations about health issues, and physician communication. This is an upper division course, so expect to be challenged. Table of Contents Required materials – p. 1 Basis for grade – p. 2 Assignments – p. 2 Extra credit – p. 3 Schedule of topics and readings – p. 4 Important university policies – p. 6 Required Materials Reading packet available at Jenn’s Copies, 2518 Guadalupe, ph: 512-482-0779 Adelman, M., & Frey, L. R. (1997). The fragile community: Living together with AIDS. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Additional readings available through e-reserves Expectations I will conduct this class as a seminar/discussion. I will present some material in lecture format, and much of our time will be spent in exercises and discussion of the reading materials. For this course to be a success, I expect that you will: complete the assigned readings before class participate in discussions in thoughtful and constructive ways actively take part in group work and activities during class sessions carefully manage your time throughout the semester be proactive and reach out to us with questions or concerns
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