COM 225 Small Group Communication

David Bodary, Ph.D.     Fall 2007
David.Bodary@Sinclair.edu       512-2572

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11:00 - 12 :00;

Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 -11:00 and by appointment

Office: Room 2222-B



Date Topic Assignment Points Totals





Sep. 6 Policies and questions Read chapter 1
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Sep. 11 Groups as systems Read chapter 2
Application 1

20

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Sep. 13 Norms, roles, cohesiveness and groupthink Read chapter 3
Sep. 18 Phases of development
Discuss Project 1
Read chapter 4
Reflection paper 1

40

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Sep. 20 Diversity as strength
Group work
Read chapter 5
Application 2

20

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Sep. 25 Verbal and Nonverbal com Read chapter 6
-
Sep. 27 Midterm review Reflection paper 2
50
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Oct. 02 Group work work in team    
Oct. 04 Midterm Exam Covers chapters 1-6
150
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Oct. 09 Listening and Feedback

Read chapter 7
Application 3


20
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Oct. 11 Group work Agenda/summary
10
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Oct. 16 Group Presentation 1 Groups 1& 2
100
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Oct. 18 Group Presentation 1 Groups 3& 4
-
Oct. 23

Group evolution

Read chapter 8

   
Oct. 25 Process & leadership
Project 2 discussed
Read chapters 11 & 13
Reflection paper 3

50

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Oct. 30 Decision making & problem solving Read chapter 9
Application 4

20

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Nov. 01 Decision making continued Read chapters 9 & 10
Agenda/summary

10

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Nov. 06 Conflict management Read chapter 12  
Nov. 08 Final exam review Reflection paper 4
50
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Nov. 13 Final exam day
course evaluations 
Chapters 7- 13
160
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Nov. 15 Group work Agenda/summary
10
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Nov. 20 Project 2 Presentations
Participation grade
140
100
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Attendance
50
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Total Points Possible
1000
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Developed by David Bodary, Comments and Suggestions
Last modified:
July 8, 2007

 





 

 

 


Attendance policy

Because all classes in the Communication Arts Department require a high degree of class participation, interpersonal interaction, and peer review, students are expected to attend all classes for the entire period. Students who cannot or do not attend classes regularly, for whatever reason, cannot demonstrate they have achieved the expected learning outcomes defined by the Department and the College. Additional attendance expectations are clarified in the course policy statement(Please note: The instructor is under no obligation to provide make-up assignments for students who missed class.)


Participation grade

Your involvement and support of learning in this course is essential to your success. Ten percent of your grade will be based on your behavior in support of your team and the classes learning. Students interested in gaining maximum participation points should take an active role in class activities and discussions and should work to support the learning of their classmates. Students failing to participate or creating a negative learning climate through their classroom and team behavior will see a reduction in their participation points.


Examinations

Examinations in this class follow a standard format including both multiple-choice and short essay answers. The multiple choice potion tests your understanding of the key concepts covered in the text and through class activities and discussion. The short essay portion addresses the course content typically in context.



Course evaluation procedure
Course evaluations are conducted periodically for all Sinclair courses. You will be given an opportunity to offer feedback for this course toward the end of the term. Your feedback is welcome throughout the quarter as well. If you have suggestions or concerns of any kind you can e-mail your comments to David Bodary



Developed by David Bodary, Comments and Suggestions
Last modified: July 08, 2007