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Business 313: Organizational Communication
December 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine the importance of organizational communications and how to communicate effectively in organizations; consider the history and key theories of organizational communications; analyze forces that benefit or hinder effective communications inside and outside the organization; understand the different roles of organizational communication including the transfer of information, transactional process, strategic control, and balance of creativity and constraint; distinguish how communication and organizational cultures are related; express the role of verbal and nonverbal messages as well as effective use based on culture and gender; and differentiate theory and practice regarding team building, networking, and meeting management.
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: introduction to organizational communication, types of communication in organizations, role of communication within an organization, organizational and communication theories, organizational culture and communication, diversity and organizational communication, communicating and collaborating in teams, communicating in meetings, and communicating in networks.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Communication or Oral Communication (12/17).