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CMST& 230 Small Group Communication

5 credits
This course explores effective communication in small groups. Students will examine aspects of group process including leadership, conflict management, decision-making, and conformity. They will also examine informal co-operative decision-making methods of committee, conference, and roundtable groups. Students will work in groups to test theories and practice skills.

Prerequisites: ABED 40  (or placement into MATH 87  or higher) and ABED 46  (or placement into ENGL 93  or higher) 

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the language, listening, and non-verbal communication skills that are needed to promote a positive communication climate in a group setting   
  • Analyze the influence of culture on group interaction
  • Identify the actions needed to conduct an effective meeting and promote group productivity
  • Analyze aspects of decision-making, problem-solving, leadership, and conflict management/resolution used by and within a group
  • Identify methods that groups can use to stimulate critical and creative thinking while problem solving
  • Produce group presentations, reports, proposals, and/or products and describe the steps involved in such production, including communication and group strategies used

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50