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SS 2720 Group Dynamics

Course Description: SS 2720 Group Dynamics is an introduction to the study of group dynamics, process, and theory as preparation for leadership positions. The course is primarily devoted to small group interaction.

Textbook: Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skill; Johnson, D., & F. Johnson. Allyn & Bacon.

Prerequisites: SS 1700

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Communication
  • Norms
  • Leadership
  • Power
  • Membership
  • Agendas
  • Problem-solving
  • Stages of group development
  • Decision-making

Suggested Emphases:

  • Theory of leadership for groups
  • Development of group norms
  • Importance of power

Helpful Documentation:

  • Leadership of a small group
  • Case study of a small group the study has observed
  • Seminars & training in group theory
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