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Course Description

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Communication Arts - COMA 202

Small Group Communication

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This is a foundational course that introduces students to key concepts and theories of effective small group communication. Topics may include leadership models, characteristics of effective teams, decision making and problem-solving processes, group norms, cultural and team diversity and types and roles of teams. Students will explore concepts through a variety of team presentations and projects that will enhance their understanding of small group communication.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None


Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the value of studying small group communication.
  • Summarize major theories relevant to small group communication.
  • Analyze small group leadership models.
  • Examine the characteristics of effective teams.
  • Summarize the essential qualities of competent group members.
  • Analyze the types and roles of small groups.
  • Analyze decision making processes used in small groups.
  • Analyze practices for creative problem solving used in small groups.
  • Analyze processes for managing conflict within small groups.
  • Summarize norms for group behavior.
  • Explain the impact of cultural dimensions on small group communication.
  • Explain the impact of diversity among group members on small group communication.
  • Analyze dimensions of virtual groups.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2021; COMMUNICATION ARTS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/16/2021

 202111124Small Group CommunRMT3Taracuk D24/28/0Open$12.00M W  04:00 PM-07:10 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday