• Program: Communications
  • Course: Small Group Communication
  • Course #: COMM2060
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course focuses on the theoretical and practical application of skills used in a small group setting. Students will participate in groups, completing group projects and analyzing group interaction. Emphasis will be on group formation and development, effective leadership, decision making in groups, active participation, conflict resolution, planning and conducting meetings. Gathering information, argumentation and preparing agendas and minutes will also be practiced.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Analyze how groups develop using theories of group growth and development
Develop skill sets in applying principles and practices, including verbal and nonverbal skills in small group communication
Identify components of small group communication
Demonstrate effective listening skills with the ability to paraphrase group messages
Manage the interpersonal dynamics of small group communication
Identify group roles and principles of leadership in the group process
Develop skill sets with group problem solving and decision-making to achieve desired goals
Analyze small group communication and barriers to effective communication
Assess group conflicts using appropriate small group communication tools

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 1 & 2
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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