• 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
Demonstrate effective leadership skills
Participate effectively in a group
Demonstrate effective listening behaviors within a group
Use language and nonverbal behavior to create a supportive group climate
Resolve group conflict
Apply appropriate decision making and problem-solving procedures
Demonstrate how groups use technology
Accept the influence of gender and cultural diversity on group interaction

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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