Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Schlobohm, Maribeth "Betsy"
Discipline and Number
COMM 4340 Section 001
MW Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Course Title
Small Group Communication

Description of Course:

COMM 4340.001 is small group communication theory and practice. Small group communication theory topics include:
Group development
Effective and defective group decision making
Problem solving
Conflict management
How teams differ from groups, and
How to function in virtual groups through technology.

After theory comes practice. Students will work on a team project 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.

Required Texts:

Rothwell, J. Dan, In Mixed Company: Communicating in Small Groups and Teams, 8th Edition, Wadsworth/Cengage Learning (2013).
ISBN-13: 978-1-111-34685-0
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

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