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Course Description

An introductory course that develops basic individual reasoning skills, insights and experiences in information-sharing, interacting, decision-making, problem-solving, persuasion, and resolution of disputes and other issues central to group processes. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate how to effectively communicate and listen in a small group setting among diverse groups of people.
  • Students will participate in information sharing, decision making and problem solving discussions evaluating information.
  • Students will plan, propose and execute small group projects and oral presentations reflective of their goals.
  • Students will analyze and assess theories and principles of effective small group, including persuasive theories related to reasoning and argumentation in a variety of group settings.
  • Students will create agendas and minutes and schedule and operate small group meetings.
  • Students will demonstrate conflict management and leadership skills in group interactions.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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