Coms-120 - Section 70302 - Small Group Communications - M. Jane Arnett
|Course:||Small Group Communications|
|Professor:||M. Jane Arnett|
I'm Professor Arnett. I've been teaching communication classes for 46 years. This class will develop your skills for working in group/team settings. We will meet online via Zoom and you will also meet as a group outside of class. Most the the assignments are worked on by the entire group.
We will cover: (1) how and why groups are formed, (2) the various stages of group development, (3) verbal and nonverbal communication, (4) culture in small groups, (5) Individual roles in groups, (6) leadership, (7) managing conflict in groups, (8) problem-solving, and (9) listening. All of this information will be in separate modules on Canvas. The textbook is free and broken down into easy-to-read sections.
What to Expect in this Course
This class is based on group work. You must complete the reading assignments, the learning exercises and quizzes based on the reading, found in the modules.
Another assignment is your individual concept application paper.
You will be required to present a minor, short in-class presentation. Everyone is required to speak during the presentation.
You will have one Major Group Project. This includes a group packet and a 30-40 minute presentation with a power-point to enhance your presentation. Everyone is required to speak during the presentation.
Types of Assessments
Assignments include: Quizzes, Learning Exercises, an Application Concept paper, Bi-Weekly Progress Notes, Posts to the Discussion Board, Minor in-class presentation on Zoom, Major Group Project with a 30-40 minutes "Live on Zoom" presentation and a Group analysis paper.
The textbook can be found in Modules on Canvas. It in broken down in sections along with the learning exercises and quizzes to go with each section.
The entire textbook, in pdf format, is in the Orientation Module and can be downloaded.
Other Relevant Course Information
Your success in the course will be based completion of the online work and on how well your group works together to present an organized and interesting presentation.
Zoom meetings will usually be every two weeks. the exact dates will be in the syllabus which I will email to you before we meet.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
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Last updated: 06/02/2023 Sub#: 117