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Fall 8-1-2018


This course focuses on small-group communication in private, public, and business settings. Topics include types and functions of groups, group-communication theory, issues of power and trust in group communication, effective communication in face-to-face and virtual teams, group conflict, group cohesiveness and team-building, and communication strategies for collaborative problem-solving and decision-making. The format of the course is designed so you will have the opportunity to develop and practice your group communication skills. Therefore, the goal is to provide you with new perspectives on the process of group and team communication, as well as increased options for communicating effectively in group and team settings. You will take part in student-facilitated discussion, group/team interaction and projects, lectures, and individual assignments. This course relies heavily on self-initiated learning and is enhanced by group interaction and personal reflection,

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