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|Discipline and Nbr:
GRP DIS & PROB SOLV||
Group Discussion & Problem Solving
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||3 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Experiential study of the dynamics of small groups, including group roles, leadership styles and conflict resolution strategies.
Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Experiential study of the dynamics of small groups. Incl: group roles, leadership, styles & conflict resolution strategies.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
| Area:||B||Communication and Analytical Thinking
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||E||Lifelong Learning and Self Development||Fall 1981||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
| CID Descriptor: COMM 140|| Small Group Communication|| SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM5
The students will:
1. Analyze themselves as communicators in group situations,
including recognition of personal biases and prejudices.
2. Evaluate others in the group situations.
3. Be able to observe and evaluate group communication.
4. Use, describe and analyze active listening skills.
5. Evaluate leadership styles.
6. Identify the common elements in a group situation,
including norms, sex roles, and conflict resolution strategies.
7. Develop an appreciation of the differences of others.
8. Evaluate self and others' ability to negotiate for change.
9. Discuss multicultural awareness and appreciation of diversity.
10. Discuss gender issues.
Topics and Scope
1. Group dynamics vocabulary.
2. Active listening.
3. Sex roles.
4. Group norms.
5. Status and power.
6. Conflict resolution.
7. Decision making styles.
8. Coalitions and sub-groups.
9. Hidden agendas.
10. Environment and seating.
11. Developmental stages in groups.
12. Reflective thinking skills.
14. Leadership styles.
15. Nonverbal communication.
16. Multicultural and cross cultural sensitivity as it applies to
the above list.
Assignments usually include:
1. Experiential games and simulation exercises.
2. Participation in various types of small groups.
3. Field work (field experiment, mock trial).
4. Written midterm (includes reading and textbook). Critical thinking
skills exercised as students apply themselves to the midterm's
general concepts. Questions refer to leadership, interpersonal
orientation, conflict resolution, gender issues and non-verbal
5. Comprehensive Term Paper (indicating ability to apply, analyze,
evaluate and synthesize concepts of group dynamics and problem
solving), to a specific group of the student's choice.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
30 - 65%
|Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 25%
|Homework problems, Exams||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
0 - 0%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
15 - 25%
|CLASS PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE||
DECISION-MAKING GROUP INTERACTION by Patton and Giffin, 3rd ed., 1990
EFFECTIVE GROUP DISCUSSIONS by Galanes and Brilhart, 7th ed., 1992
GROUPS IN PROCESS by Barker, Wahlers and Kibler, 5th ed., 1994