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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS)

CAS 250 Small Group Communication (3) Skill development in the areas of group discussion, leadership, and teamwork.

CAS 250 Small Group Communication (3)

This course serves to develop students' skills in decision-making, problem-solving, and leadership. To provide opportunities for students to develop competence as communicators and leaders, this course will address both theory and practices. Learning from case studies and analyzing real-world problems are at the center of exploring group communication in this course. CAS 250 fulfills the skills requirements for our majors and minors and is the skills course associated with an organizational communication pathway emphasis in the major. Additionally, involvement in groups is essential to learn about group processes; therefore students will participate in a variety of group-based assignments and presentations. Evaluations will be determined at the individual level (e.g., exams, papers, attendance, peer evaluation) and at the group level (e.g., group presentation, group process, group paper). There will be two exams, a problem analysis report, and at least two small papers required in addition to the final group project and presentation.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2003

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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