Communication And Culture | Discussion and Decision Making
C225 | 1176-1179 | Arr


C225 Discussion and Decision Making

This course explores the sources of division in group deliberation in
search of strategies for establishing healthy forms of
identification. As Kenneth Burke writes, our communication “must lead
us through the Scramble, the Wrangle of the Market Place, the
flurries and flare-ups of the Human Barnyard, the Give and Take, the
wavering line of pressure and counterpressure.” Finding ways to
manage the conflicts of everyday life in groups and organizations
cannot be fully pursued without understanding how the words we speak
and live in set us apart and bring us together. In addition to
examining the ways in which language choices shape the decisions
groups make, this course also investigates common decision making
errors as well as competing approaches to group participation and
leadership.