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COM-1020-VU02Y - Interpersonal & Small Group Communication

Synonym: 179060
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 207
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Day/Times: Tuesday & Friday, 11:45A - 02:30P
Semester Dates: 10-23-2018 to 12-11-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-01-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-21-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Katherine Veilleux | View Faculty Credentials
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This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

Theories of effective communication will be examined and practically applied. Emphasis will be placed on active listening, observation, reflective responses, and the use of clear language in interpersonal and small group situations.

Essential Objectives:

1. Identify barriers to effective communications and apply strategies for overcoming them.
2. Evaluate communication styles and their relative appropriateness in different situations.
3. Describe and apply, in a variety of situations, reflective listening, assertiveness, and negotiation skills.
4. Describe common roles for participants in small group situations.
5. Identify, describe, and evaluate different forms of decision-making in small groups.
6. Prepare a formal presentation that demonstrates proficiency using the CCV Oral Communication Rubric.


B. Methods/Content:


      Basic communication theory and application


1.      Discussion style teaching

2.      Small group and one-to-one experience

3.      Class presentation, paper, and leadership of group exercise

4.   Observation of group process, textbook material, and communication behavior outside of class in  learning assessment papers.

5.  Small group leadership of  group activity.




Evaluation Criteria:

1.  Attendance at all classes, demonstration of completion and comprehension of reading through active

     participation in classroom discussion and completion of verbal and written exercises (earn up to 2pts. per

     class/points deducted for lateness and absences. Call in advance of class for an excused

     absence.)                                                                                                                                  30%      

2.      Paper, presentation, and leadership of exercise (paper 10%, presentation 12%, exercise 3%.    25%

3.     Learning assessments/4 total/up to 8 points each (It is expected that assessments will be handed in on time. Late assignments only accepted due to prior notification of extenuating circumstances.1 point per wk deducted if late).                    32%

4.      Group Project-You and a few other class members will lead the class in a lesson and activity on a

      topic related to communication.                                                                                                  5%

5. Chapter questions (eight at 1 point each)                                                                                      8%

                                                                                                                                        Total   100%


Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Katherine Veilleux
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Samantha Boymer

Attendance Policy:

Attendance Policy:


Attendance at all classes is expected in order to successfully complete the class. A student missing more than three class sessions may not pass the class. Please notify the instructor in advance of emergency situations that may prevent you from attending. If you do so, you may  receive an excused absence and lose fewer points. You will be responsible to contact a classmate to make up the necessary work.



'Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Syllabus Fall 2018

Interpersonal and Small Group Communication

Course Syllabus

Fall 2018

Katherine Veilleux  802-849-2766


October 23rd

Introduce the course description and ourselves

Topic: Perception and Group Process

Assignment for next class: Read Chapters 1& 2 in Reaching Out

Take notes on key terms/ Bring magazine, small paper bag, glue, and scissors to next class

Post a Discussion Question and Response
Take Friendship Relations Survey on page 42


October 26th

Discuss Chapters 1 & 2

Topic: Communication and Self-Disclosure

Assignment for next week: Read chapter 3 in Reaching Out

Post a Discussion Question and response

October 30th
Discuss Chapter 3
Topic: Trust
Assignment for next week: Read chapter 4 in Reaching Out
Post a Discussion Question and response
Write Learning Assessment #1

November 2nd Discuss Chapter 4


Topic: Sending and Receiving messages

Assignment for next week: Read Chapter 5 & 6 in Reaching Out

Take notes on key terms
Post a Discussion Question and Response
Hand in Learning Assessment on Chapters 1-3


November 6th

Discuss Chapters 5 & 6

Topic: Verbal and non-verbal communication

Assignment for next week: Read chapter 7 in Reaching Out

Post a Discussion Question and Response

 Write Learning Assessment on chapters 4-6



November 9th

Discuss Chapter 7

Topic: Listening and Responding

Assignment: Read Chapter 8 and post a discussion question and response

Hand in Learning Assessment on Chapters 4-6



November 13th

Discuss Chapter 8

Topic: Resolving Interpersonal Conflicts

Assignment for next week: Write Learning Assessment on Chapters 7-8

Read chapter 9 post a discussion question and response


November 16th

Discuss Chapter 9

Topic: Anger Stress and Managing Feelings

Hand-in Learning Assessment on Chapters 7 & 8
Presentations begin

Assignment for next class:

Read chapter 10 and post a discussion question and response



November 20th

Discuss Chapter 10

Topic: Barriers to Interpersonal Effectiveness
Presentations Continue

 Write Learning Assessment on chapters 9 & 10



November 27th

Topic: Self-esteem


Hand-in Learning Assessment on Chapters 9 & 10


November 30th

Topic: Gender issues in communication




December 4th
Summarize class material



 December 7th
Topic: Mindfulness Skills

 December 11th

 Final Class



Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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