Title

COMM3380-AC2.(AC) Small Group Communication.F13.Faculty,Augsbu

Faculty Name

Augsburg Faculty

Document Type

Syllabi

School

CLA

Department

ACTC

Course Subject

ACTC

Course Number

3380

Course Section

AC2

Course Title

(AC) Small Group Communication

Academic Term and Year

Fall 2013

Credits

4.00

Hamline Plan Letter

O

Area of Study

ACCT, CSTD, FIN, GBUS, IBUS, MGMT, MKTG, SOCJ

Course Description

Goals: To examine communication interaction in the small task-oriented group. To gain an understanding of how group dynamics are influenced by communication, and how group dynamics in turn affect communication patterns. To gain an understanding of task issues as well as interpersonal relationships in groups, and how communication affects both. Content: Theory of small-group communication. Examination of the phases of small-group interaction, development of norms, roles, group cohesiveness, productivity, and leadership. Analysis of the impact of power, status, conflict, and conformity on small-group discussion. Pragmatic skills related to group presentations and methods and enhancing group discussion. Taught: Annually. Prerequisite: COMM 1100 or junior/senior standing.

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