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Fall 2009


Course syllabus for COMS 533 Communication Theory

Course description: This highly interactive class introduces students to a systems approach to group interaction, and development of leadership skills. The topics covered are: relationship within and between groups, development of emerging leadership within the groups, group social influences, inter and intra group conflict, effective group members and group leaders, stages of group or team development, and group composition and group member roles. These topics will be studied through readings, research, discussion, and large and small group process.