Comm 210: CRN 32535
Welcome to Comm 210: Small Group Communication
Course Reference Number (CRN): 32535
Start Date: 1/18/22
End Date: 5/20/22
Joshua J. Lyman
Department of Languages and Communication
(Note, Email responses will generally be done during regular business hours, Monday-Friday)
Office Hours: By Appointment
Contact Number: Phone: 805-546-3100 ex.2856
Dear Online Students:
Welcome to Communication 210
Important Note: This class will be taught in a hybrid Synchronous/Asynchronous manner, or as I like to refer to it, a Simi-Synchronous Mode. This means there are mandatory Synchronous class meetings to accommodate presentations and the rest of the course, content, tests, discussions will be done Asynchronously online.
- All of your class work will be online—textbook readings, assignments, tests, discussion posts.
- All of your presentations will be online via Zoom.
- There will be (Five) Mandatory Zoom Meetings to accommodate Introductions and Group Assignments.
These days are locked-in and are as follows:
1/18/2022: Overview and Introductions
4/5/2022 & 4/7/2022: Problem-Solving Discussion
5/3/2022 & 5/5/2022: Group Presentations
Failure to attend any of these meetings could result in a substantial grade loss or
dismissal from the course.
Description and Objectives: This is an introductory course in Group Communication designed to provide the opportunity for improvement in both theoretical understanding and practical performance of human communication in a group setting. This class satisfies the general education requirement in oral communication and is acceptable for UC and CSU transfer credit.
My objectives for this course are for you:
- To learn the basic principles of human communication.
- To become a more effective communicator. This involves an analysis of your communication situation, audience, occasion, and purpose; selection of subject matter; research, analysis, and organization of material; presentation of the message, and evaluation of the effectiveness of your communication.
- To become a more careful and critical thinker and communicator, both as a speaker and a listener.
- To understand your relationship and ethical responsibilities to others involved in the communication transaction.
- To understand the necessity of working in a variety of groups and how those groups develop, deal with conflict, leadership, participation and presentation.
Rothwell, J. Dan. (2019). In Mixed Company: Communication in Small Groups and Teams (10th ed.). New York, NY; Oxford University Press.
Our class will be hosted on Canvas and will open on 1/18/22. If you have any problems, email me immediately. You can access a quick reference video for CanvasLinks to an external site.Links to an external site. For technical supportLinks to an external site.
I look forward to working with you this semester,