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CMST 340. Teams, Innovation, and Communication

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Studies
Description: Theory and research on team processes. Participation in and leading of teams.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Recognize systemic processes operating in small groups.
2. Write and speak competently about small group processes using forms of analysis from course readings, activities, and lectures.
3. Examine their own behavior in groups and practice different behaviors, becoming cognizant of group variables that positively and negatively affect group task and interpersonal dimensions.
4. Demonstrate skill in using a variety of rational and intuitive decision-making and problem-solving methods.
5. Describe the importance of issues of gender and cultural diversity as they affect group processes.
6. Describe diverse leadership strategies/approaches which lead to effective small group outcomes.
7. Develop skill in preparing, organizing, implementing, and reporting formal and informal group interactions.
8. Apply principles and concepts of group theory outside the classroom.






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