lco336 | undergraduate

Organizational Communication Theory

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This course identifies the nature of organizational communication and provides seminal organizational communication theories within the context of the traditional, interpretive, and critical perspectives. Students will gain knowledge of core theories along with the organizational dynamics of culture, diversity, and ethics. They will understand the effects of technology and innovation, along with power, conflict, organizational structure, and the need for organizations to develop informed organizational communication strategies.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Issues and Solutions in Organizational Communication

    • Recognize current trends in organizational communication.
    • Identify core characteristics of strategic communication.
    • Evaluate leading perspectives on conflict.

    Information Technology, Control, Diversity, and Change

    • Assess the role of informational technology and its organizational impact.
    • Explain the concepts of cultural control, change, and the ethics of diversity.
    • Identify the effects of diversity and culture in an organization.

    Theories of Organizational Communication

    • Evaluate various perspectives of communication and culture as applied to organizational communication.
    • Assess systems theories and their influence on organizational communication.
    • Identify core organizational communication theories.

    The Role of Relationships in Organizational Communication

    • Identify leadership theory and leader–member relationships.
    • Evaluate the role of power in organizational communication.
    • Analyze perspectives on group relationships.

    Organizational Communication: Perspective and Functions

    • Identify the functions of communication.
    • Analyze the role of interpersonal communication in an organization.
    • Evaluate the various perspectives of organizational communication.
    • Summarize the concept of organizational communication.
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