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COM 252: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication: Select a Topic

How to develop your research topic on Interpersonal Communication.

Generating Ideas

Interpersonal Communication involves people and their social interaction within a specific context.

Scan your text book for broad topic ideas.
Browse Communications encyclopedias and books.
Think about the different aspects of interpersonal communication and decide what aspect you want to research.

Who: friend, sibling, employer
Where: in school, at home, on a sports team
Why: support, deceive, negotiate
How: nonverbally, written, social media

Discuss potential topics with your instructor, a librarian or a classmate.

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Use the Assignment Calculator to calcuate how much time you need to devote to each step of your research project.

Read Background Information on Your Topic

Use GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY to help you better understand he interpersonal communication concept that you want to write about by providing the definitions, history, and background on your topic.

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