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.

Objectives

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 outline

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.

Assessments

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.

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

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication through the Learning Environment’s “Mail” tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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