Family Communication

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This course provides a framework for analyzing the family as a communication system. Dr. Kathleen M. Galvin guides students through an introduction to everyday family communication across a wide range of family types and ethnic heritage. This course examines the various issues - personal, governmental, educational, and religious; that influence the ways in which family systems develop, sustain, and manage their relationships. Interviews and discussion help students gain a better understanding of how family systems work. Dr. Galvin demonstrates effective ways of improving communication in the family that encompass such techniques as "emotion coaching", storytelling, reading, and listening.

Producer:Governors State
Running Time:26 hours   (26 episodes)
Preview Episode:Introduction: Communication Patterns and Families   (#101)