Fall 2016 -
Undergraduate Course Description
|Schlobohm, Maribeth "Betsy"
Discipline and Number
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
|Small Group Communication
Description of Course:
COMM 4340.001 is small group communication theory and practice. Small group communication theory topics include:
Effective and defective group decision making
How teams differ from groups, and
How to function in virtual groups through technology.
After theory comes practice. Students will work on team projects that will include both a written report and an oral presentation. Working in teams is becoming an increasingly important part of work life. This course will attempt to combine both communication theory and practical application so students may transition more effectively into their careers.
Rothwell, J. Dan, In Mixed Company: Communicating in Small Groups and Teams, 8th Edition, Wadsworth/Cengage Learning (2013).
Available as an eBook. Must download book to platform can use in class.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Credit for RHET 1302 or equivalent
College level writing ability
Proficient in English (oral and written)
Enough technical knowledge for contribution to group project