Communication (COM) CPSO


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COMĀ 800 - Foundations of Organizational Communication

Credits: 3

This course examines fundamental principles and theories of organizational communication. Students analyze the effects of communication on organizational quality; discuss specific skill sets necessary for effective internal communication; analyze methods of managing information; discuss the value and methods used to create organizational networks; and study the influence of organizational culture on organizational communication. Crisis communication, intercultural communication, and communication assessment are introduced.

Equivalent(s): COMM 800G

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

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  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how communication is fundamentally related to all aspects of organizational performance, leadership, project management, and group interaction.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of key topics and concepts, including communication networks, media management, organizational culture and climate, intercultural communication, meetings management, ethical communication, assessing communication quality, and crisis communication and the impact of social technologies.
  3. Enhance ability to analyze case studies, including assessing communication audiences and networks, as well as making tactical recommendations to improve the quality of communication.
  4. Develop an awareness of their own communication style and adapting that style in order to work effectively in a variety of interpersonal communication settings.

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