College Credit: 3 credit hours
Estimated Length: 45 seat hours
This course examines group communication theories with an emphasis on leadership and group behaviors. The course provides opportunities for group participation.
IMPORTANT: Please visit the ACC Schedule of Classes for course start and end dates.
Learning takes place with an instructor in an online classroom and will include homework activities and weekly assignments.
This is a 10-week accelerated course which will require weekly assignments and periodic online communication with an instructor. Visit link above for course start and end dates. Please note, this course is not eligible for extensions.
- understand communication theory related to small group communication, leadership, group climate, roles and team formation.
- apply principles learned in classroom group presentations
- develop critical thinking skills
- recognize types of small group formation and the purposes they serve
- understand and develop the characteristics and skills of effective group leadership
- engage in group decision-making, problem solving, negotiation and conflict management
- recognize the role that groups play in community, family and business settings
- evaluate and interpret verbal and nonverbal aspects of group communication
- understand and develop skills in building and maintaining group cohesiveness and effectiveness
- understand and develop skills in the use of technology in a group communication setting
- develop an understanding of diversity issues (gender, culture, age, sexual orientation, etc.) in a group communication setting