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2018-19 Catalog 
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CMST& 230 - Small Group Communication

5 CR

Explores effective communication in small groups. Students examine aspects of group process, including leadership, conflict management, decision-making, conformity, and critical thinking. Students work in groups to test theories and practice skills. Note: Fulfills social science course requirement at BC.

Course Outcomes
  • Identify the language, listening, and nonverbal communication skills that are needed to promote a positive communication climate in a group setting.
  • Analyze the influence of culture on group interaction.
  • Identify the actions needed to conduct an effective meeting and promote group productivity.
  • Analyze the methods of decision making used by a group.
  • Evaluate how theoretical group problem-solving models can be used to help a group accomplish a task.
  • Identify methods groups can use to stimulate critical and creative thinking while problem-solving.
  • Evaluate how leadership theory can be used to help a group accomplish its goals.
  • Identify different methods for managing conflict within a group.


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