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Note: The course syllabus describes how the course will be taught and how the materials and activities are planned. Please print the syllabus for your reference.
In this course, students examine elements of successful teams and small decision-making groups. Emphasis is on communication, critical thinking and group process techniques. Quarter Credits 4
Instructional Contact Hours 40 Instructional Methods Prerequisite Courses Co-requisite Courses 40 hours theory 0 hour lab GE117 Composition I or equivalent None
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Explain the importance of group dynamics. Critique the performance of ...view middle of the document...
5. Apply technology to acquire, organize, analyze, and communicate information to foster effective and efficient groups. 6. Apply theoretical principles and practices to a current situation. 7. Work cooperatively with others and contribute to a group with ideas, suggestions, and effort. 8. Demonstrate competence in helping others to apply related concepts and theories to a task. 9. Demonstrate competence in exercising leadership by encouraging, persuading, convincing, or motivating an individual or group. 10. Work toward an agreement that may involve exchanging specific resources or resolving divergent interests. 11. Explain the techniques used to meet the challenges related to working with individuals with different ethnic, social, or educational backgrounds.
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Major Instructional Areas
The following key content areas will be covered in this course:
Group dynamics in real and virtual teams Managing communication in small groups and teams Analyzing effectiveness of team meetings Group presentations Managing tasks in small groups and teams Managing conflict in real and virtual teams Applying group leadership techniques
This course is designed to be taught over 11 weeks. The following is a break down of the course into its lessons with specific activities that support the learning objectives. Note: Where the start and end of an activity are not specified, the assignment must be completed and submitted in the same week. Week # 1—Computer Mediated Group Communication Activities for the Week
Read from Communicating in Small Groups: Principles and Practices: Chapter 13, "Computer Mediated Group Communication," pp. 338–360 Lesson Presentation Lesson 1: Computer Mediated Group Communication Writing Assignment: 1 Discussion: 1 Research Assignment: Introduction Read from Communicating in Small Groups: Principles and Practices: Chapter 1, "Introducing Group and Team Principles and Practices," pp. 9–21, and pp. 28–30 Lesson Presentation Lesson 1: Group and Team Principles Writing Assignments: 1 and 2 Discussion: 1 Read from Communicating in Small Groups: Principles and Practices: Chapter 3, "Group Formation," pp. 58–76 Lesson Presentation Lesson 1: Forming Groups Writing Assignments: 1 and 2 Writing Assignment: Introduction Read from Communicating in Small Groups: Principles and Practices: Chapter 8, "Preparing to Collaborate," pp. 205–209 Chapter 12, "Leadership," pp. 312–332 Lesson Presentation Lesson 1: Leadership
2—Group and Team Principles
4—Collaboration and Leadership
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Writing Assignments: 1, 2, and 3 Research Assignment: Submission...