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COMM 331 Group Discussion

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC (COMM 325, 331, 361 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course)

CID: C-ID COMM 140

This course is designed to increase students’ understanding of group communication and to prepare students to function more effectively in various types of groups, as college students, employees, as members in the community. The course is designed to assist students in developing an understanding of how group communication is uniquely different from other communication. Oral communication techniques within group settings will be analyzed in depth and assignments will include informative and persuasive oral presentations (individual and group). The course will enhance students’ effectiveness in the small group dynamics of roles, functions, leadership and norms. Problem-solving and decision-making skills are emphasized through simulations and discussion. Group projects may require students to meet outside of class time for service learning or campus activities. Videotaping equipment may be used as an aid to the student’s self-analysis and improvement. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and computer access is available on campus.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DESIGN AND RELATE MESSAGES CLEARLY FOR EFFECTIVE AND APPROPRIATE ORAL COMMUNICATION (SLO #1).