Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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COMX 220 - Introduction to Organizational Communication

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces theory and research on communication in organizations. Focus is on topics such as productivity, power, culture, socialization, technology and globalization covering a wide range of organizations including corporations, government, educational institutions, non-profit agencies and media organizations. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Explain the basic concepts in the field of organizational communication.
  • Describe a range of perspectives, theories and issues to explore the ways in which varied perspectives can shape, expand, or limit our Explaining of communicating and organizing.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to an Explaining of real world processes through class discussion and other exercises.
  • Develop and enhance your analytical organizational communication skills.
  • Connect theory and research to your own lived experiences in organizations.
  • Accurately describe key elements of the following theories: classical management, human relations, human resources, and critical.
  • Accurately describe key elements of the following processes: assimilation, organizational decision-­making, conflict management, change and leadership, emotion, organizational diversity, and technological.

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