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.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of and discuss the theories and methods of organizational
- Examine and evaluate different models of organizational communication and management.
- Think critically about the challenges and issues of organizational communication practices
- Evaluate and solve communication problems in a variety of contexts including professional and
CMNS 4531: Organizational Communication includes the following five modules and associated
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 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
|Assignment 1: Short Analysis Response 1
|Assignment 2: Short Analysis Response 2
|Assignment 3: Organizational Strategic Report
|Online Post 2
|Final Exam *
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.