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COM 468 - Facilitating Difficult Discussions

(3 units) CO13, CO14
Introduce perspectives on dialogue, deliberation, and group decision-making with emphasis on the role of facilitators in creating, maintaining, and disrupting communication norms and group dynamics.

Prerequisite(s): General Education courses (CO1-CO3) completed; at least 3 courses from CO4-CO8 completed; Junior or Senior standing; COM 113 . Recommended Preparation: COM 315 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. explain fundamental theories and terms related to facilitation.
2. analyze group dynamics.
3. evaluate scholarly research related to dialogue, deliberation, and decision-making.
4. manage group decision-making processes by enacting facilitation techniques.
5. explore issues of public concern or conflict by facilitating group discussions on these topics.
6. reflect on the role of facilitator and their power to influence group dialogue and deliberation processes.


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