Interpersonal and Group Dynamics

In this introductory level course, students learn to apply knowledge of interpersonal relations and group dynamics to working within a team. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing effective communication skills with individuals and groups. Group cohesiveness and group decision-making will be discussed and applied. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in practical exercises related to working in a team environment. These exercises will include (and are not limited to) a strong focus on the following: problem-solving, critical thinking, managing and overcoming conflict, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, accountability, critical discussion, setting goals, and active listening.