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Thompson Rivers University

CMNS 4531: Organizational Communication

Students examine the theory and practice of organizational communications, which includes an overview of different models of organizational communication and management, a review of common problems and dilemmas in this field, and consideration of a variety of internal publications. Students learn problem-solving strategies unique to a variety of organizations.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and discuss the theories and methods of organizational communications.
  • Examine and evaluate different models of organizational communication and management.
  • Think critically about the challenges and issues of organizational communication practices and standpoints.
  • Evaluate and solve communication problems in a variety of contexts including professional and interpersonal.

Course topics

CMNS 4531: Organizational Communication includes the following five modules and associated topics:

Module 1: Introduction to Organizational Communication

Module 2: Individual Communications

Module 3: Digital Culture

Module 4: Mass Communication

Module 5: Corporate Communications

Required text and materials

There is no textbook for this course.


Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact with any questions about this.

To successfully complete this course, you must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course and 50% or higher on the mandatory Final Exam. The following table illustrates how your final grade will be determined for this course.

Online Post 1 5%
Assignment 1: Short Analysis Response 1 10%
Online Quiz 15%
Assignment 2: Short Analysis Response 2 10%
Assignment 3: Organizational Strategic Report 25%
Online Post 2 5%
Final Exam * 30%
Total 100%

* Mandatory

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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