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This course focuses on understanding and
developing communication competence in small groups. This involves
learning how to function effectively as part of a team, as well as
exercising appropriate leadership.
Topics include group development, competitive vs. cooperative climates,
This course introduces students to the
basic concepts of how communication processes work in organizations. The first
section of the course focuses on theories of organizations, including classical theory,
humanistic theories, systems theory, cultural theories, and critical theories. The second
Comm 335. Leadership Skills and Perspectives
This course exmaines the complex and rich process of leadership in two main ways: 1) by studying the main theories of leadership, including traits, skills, styles, situational and transformational leadership, as well as leadership ethics; and 2) by teaching the essential competencies leaders need to be effective, through personal assessment and group projects. This course helps students develop leadership skills, practice critical thinking, engage the local community and integrate their faith with their understanding of leadership. Jurnior standing or permission of the instructor required.