The minor in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication focuses specifically on communication that is internal to organizations. Students will survey theories of organizational communication, and explore key internal responsibilities and challenges that all organizations face, including: team dynamics, diversity, conflict, privacy, identifying and inspiring talent, and defining and achieving goals, among others. This minor is interdisciplinary in that the topics covered traverse many areas of study.
Note: This minor may not be declared with the following major: B.S. Professional Communication: Interpersonal and Organizational Communication.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Identify the foundational theories of organizational communication.
2. Assess challenges common to organizations, including conflict, stasis, and privacy, and devise actionable steps toward resolution.
3. Explore strategies to enhance the internal workings of organizations from the perspectives of various stakeholders.