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COMM220 - Small Group Communication

Course Details

Course Code: COMM220 Course ID: 2921 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will examine the theoretical and practical issues that affect communication between members of work teams, discussion groups, and decision-making bodies. Students will work as members of student teams to analyze both the theoretical and practical implications of the issues that surround effective communication and miscommunication is a small group setting.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • CO1: To understand various levels and styles of group communication.
  • CO2: To demonstrate understanding of group communication be able to ways to communicate successfully in group settings.
  • CO3: To acquire knowledge and skills at various layers that increase your small group communication competence.
  • CO4: To identify barriers—to effective small group communication.
  • CO5: To gain a critical perspective on issues involving small group communication.

Final Project: Small Group Communication Analysis (15- 20 slides)

Communication problems occur every day in our work, social, and personal relationships. With your group, identify an agreed communications problem, propose a solution, and the possible positive and negative outcomes if your groups proposal were put into action in a 15-20 slide Power Point presentation.

Follow these steps to complete your assignment:

  1. Create a draft of your Power Point slides, including title and content slides, ending with 1–2 slides of reference materials.
  2. On the notes of the first slide, indicate what technologies, setting, and audience would be ideal for this presentation.
  3. Add appropriate visual aids to the presentation.
  4. In the notes area, describe the rationale supporting your visual aids as well as other visual aids you considered and the reason(s) you rejected them.
  5. Add speaker's notes to each slide, including any technology and other visual aids necessary.
  6. The content slides should contain updated in-text citations along with the text and visual aids.
  7. Update your citations and reference list as needed.
  8. Be sure to cite all references in APA format. Power Point and references must adhere to APA (6th edition) format and style criteria. Click here for an online APA reference.

NameGrade %
Forums 45.00 %
Week 1 Introductions 4.50 %
Week 1 Forum 4.50 %
Week 2 Forum 4.50 %
Week 3 Forum 4.50 %
Week 4 Forum 4.50 %
Week 5 Forum 4.50 %
Week 6 Forum 4.50 %
Week 7 Forum 4.50 %
Week 8 Forum 4.50 %
Week 8 Forum Presentation 4.50 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Week 1 Group Response 4.29 %
Week 2 Group Response (1) 4.29 %
Week 3 Group collaboration 4.29 %
Week 4 Group Response (1) 4.29 %
Week 5 Individual Response 4.29 %
Week 6 Group Response (1) 4.29 %
Week 7 Individual Response 4.29 %
Tests 10.00 %
Week 2: Test 2.50 %
Week 4: Test 2.50 %
Week 6: Test 2.50 %
Week 8: Test 2.50 %
Final Project 15.00 %
Week 8: Final Group Power Point Presentation 15.00 %
Book Title: Communicating in Small Groups: Principles and Practices, 11th ed -the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources..
Author: Beebe, Steven A.
Publication Info: VS-Pearson
ISBN: 9780205980833

Book Title:Small Group Communication - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom
Publication Info:College of the Canyons

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.