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Introduction to Organizational Communication
INTRO ORG COMM
CLASS CODE: COMM 250 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: COMMUNICATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Analysis of communication principles and practices in organizations from a theoretical perspective, methods to improve communication practices and review of career opportunities in the field.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Analysis of communication principles and practices in organizations, with a strong theoretical base and an emphasis on improving organizational skills.
Organizational Communication theory will be presented in both the class lectures and the readings. The analysis will come from class discussions, activities and written assignments.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Observe and identify key components of organizational reality. Understand basic theories of organization and their practical application. Be able to assess and suggest ways to modify organizational culture and climate. Understand basic principles and techniques of leadership and when to use them. Interview effectively. Be able to assess information flow in organizations, diagnose, and treat communication barriers. Learn and practice conflict resolution strategies.
REQUIREMENTS: Class attendance, assignments, short quizzes, case studies, group project, group oral report and written report, mock interviews, role play, final projects, oral presentation from results of final projects, readings, observations, discussions, and tests.
PREREQUISITES: COMM 150
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003