Course Template for Small Group Communication Emphasis

For more information please contact the faculty associated with this template:

Kathryn Fonner,
Erik Timmerman,

Suggested Primary Small Group Communication Courses (15 credits)

Commun 710: Managerial Communication
Commun 810: Studies of Communication in Organizations
Commun 815: Communication Technology in Organizations
Commun 823: Seminar in Small Group Communication
Commun 864: Communication & Social Influence
Commun 872: Rhetoric of Constituting Community and Social Controversy

Suggested Methods Courses (minimum 6 credits; typical recommendation is closer to 12 credits)

Commun 700: Quantitative Research in Communication
Commun 702: Qualitative Research in Communication
Commun 770: Measurement in Communication Research
Commun 972: Methods in Communication Research

Various other courses from outside the department can be used to supplement (or in some cases substitute for) the methods courses available in Communication. Students developing expertise in quantitative research methods may be interested in outside courses that address:

  1. correlation and regression,
  2. experimental design (i.e., ANOVA),
  3. general multivariate techniques,
  4. analysis of categorical data, and
  5. structural equation modeling.

Students developing expertise in qualitative research methods may be interested in outside courses that offer great depth in specific approaches; courses in ethnographic research methods in the Department of Anthropology and in historiographic research methods in the Department of History are examples.


Ed Psy 820: Multiple Regression and Other General Linear Models
Ed Psy 824: Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis
Ed Psy 823: Structural Equation Modeling
Ed Psy 826: Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data
Ed Psy 929: Seminar in Statistics and Research Design
Bus Adm 714: Multivariate Techniques in Management Research
Bus Adm 912: Statistical Methods for Management Research
Bus Adm 914: Advanced Multivariate Techniques in Management Research
Sociol 750: Research Methods in Sociology
Sociol 752: Fundamentals of Survey Methodology
Sociol 760: Advanced Statistical Methods in Sociology

Suggested Electives (minimum of 21 credits)

Commun 813: Seminar in Mediated Communication
Commun 850: Seminar in Intercultural Communication
Commun 865: Theory & Practice of Mediation
Commun 890: Theory & Practice of International Peacebuilding
Bus Adm 715: Leadership, Team Building, and Effective Management
Bus Adm 723: Managing and Negotiating Across Cultures
Bus Adm 737: Managerial Decisions and Negotiations
Bus Adm 741: Decision Support Systems and Groupware
Adm Ldsp 710: Organizational Change and Team Leadership
Adm Ldsp 777: Leadership in Multicultural Organizations
Sociol 928: Seminar in Social Organization