The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of group and team processes in organizations. It will cover current best practices and organizational research to help students develop an intellectual understanding of how groups and teams operate. It will also include opportunities for students to use this understanding to build teamwork skills. Topics covered in the course may include group formation and change, group composition and roles, group decision-making and problem-solving, conflict and cooperation in groups, power and politics within and between groups, pro-social and anti-social behavior, diversity, and virtual groups.
Prerequisite - COMM 151 or COMM 251
This course is restricted to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of their program.