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|COMM 205 - Small Group Communication|
An exploration of the theories, concepts and skills that improve speech communication in group contexts. Leadership and group skills are developed through practical application (group work) aimed at accomplishing shared tasks and facilitating positive interaction. Students study the principles of group dynamics, decision-making, problem solving, interpersonal conflict, consensus, leadership and team building. The course incorporates elements of conflict management and also emphasizes issues relevant to membership diversity. Students have the opportunity to evaluate group members' interactions critically and constructively.
Prerequisite: COMM 115 Introduction to Speech Communication or COMM 105 Foundations of Communication or COMM 107 Effective Speaking, or permission of the instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
Levels: Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture
Communication Arts Department
Undergraduate Level Course