Course Template for Interpersonal Communication

For more information please contact the faculty associated with this template:

Mike Allen,
Nancy Burrell,
Lindsay Timmerman,

Suggested Primary IPC Courses (15 credits)

Commun 801: Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
Commun 802: Marital & Family Communication
Commun 803: Gender & Communication
Commun 804: Communication & Sexuality
Commun 864: Communication & Social Influence
Commun 965: The Discourse of Conflict

Suggested Methods Courses (minimum 6 credits; typical recommendation is closer to 12 credits)

Commun 700: Quantitative Research in Communication
Commun 702: Qualitative Research in Communication
Commun 770: Measurement in Communication Research
Commun 971: Meta-Analysis
Commun 972: Multivariate Methods in Communication Research

Various other courses from outside the department should be used to supplement (or in some cases substitute for) the Communication courses listed above. Generally, students should take courses that address the following topics:

  1. correlation and regression,
  2. experimental design (i.e., ANOVA),
  3. general multivariate techniques,
  4. analysis of categorical data, and
  5. structural equation modeling.


Ed Psy 820: Multiple Regression & Other General Linear Models
Ed Psy 823: Structural Equation Modeling
Ed Psy 824: Advanced Experimental Design & Analysis
Ed Psy 826: Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data
Ed Psy 929: Seminar in Statistics & Research Design

Suggested Electives (minimum of 21 credits)

Commun 810: Studies of Communication in Organizations
Commun 823: Seminar in Small Group Communication
Commun 850: Seminar in Intercultural Communication
Commun 860: Interpersonal Issues in Health Communication
Commun 865: Theory & Practice of Mediation
Commun 881: Interpersonal Issues in Health Communication
Psych 930: Seminar in Social Psychology
Psych 955: Seminar in Social Psychology & Health
Sociol 766: Theory & Method in Social Psychology