Catalogue 2019 - 2020

COMM 280 Organizational Communication


3 cr.


COMM 100 or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course is designed to explore the communication dynamics, effective communication processes, and misunderstandings that may occur at all levels of an organization. Students will learn about the evolution of different theories about what constitutes an effective organizational structure; assess the roles, rights, and responsibilities of individuals in a variety of institutional positions; and consider the relationship among organizational norms, organizational structure, and interpersonal communication practices. They will also explore how organizational cultures are created and altered in response to internal and external stimuli.