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COMM 004: Small Group Discussion

Course Description

Students are invited to investigate and apply communication theories and critical thinking skills to improve their overall effectiveness within diverse groups. Students have the opportunity to evaluate and implement sound reasoning using inductive and deductive processes and identify various forms of fallacies within decision-making. This includes analyzing and criticizing reasoning found in composition and in discussions with others. Since group conflict is inevitable, students have the opportunity to assess and manage various types of conflict within and outside their group. This course guides students in understanding and practicing these concepts in order to encourage the development of influential leaders who can effectively advocate ideas, guide with logic and empathy, and are aware of diverse points of view in an ever-increasingly diverse and interconnected world.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 001A
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: Area A-7: Lifelong Learning
    Area A-1B: Oral Communication & Critical Thinking
  • CSU GE: Area A3 - Critical Thinking
    Area E - Lifelong Learning and Self Development
  • C-ID: COMM 140 - Small Group Communication
Last Updated 6/28/24