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CMST& 230 - Small Group Communication

Credits: 5
Includes analysis of leadership and discussion in small group contexts with a goal of developing communication behaviors that promote a more effective, efficient, and satisfying interaction in groups and leadership contexts. Addresses the functional problems of leadership, organization in groups, developing involvement strategies within groups, problem solving, consensus building, and conflict management.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Course Fee: $1.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify elements of communication competence in small groups. 
  2. Compare different leadership styles within small groups. 
  3. Model the phases of group development to complete tasks.
  4. Assess the effects of competition and cooperation within and among small groups. 
  5. Evaluate methods of decision-making and problem solving within small groups. 
  6. Identify the types of power, influence, and conflict within small groups. 

Program Outcomes
  1. Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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