COM 5330 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
(3 semester hours credit)
Organizational communications studies how individuals and groups within an organization communicate to strategically shape business outcomes both internally and externally. It includes the interpersonal relationships among employees at all levels, and how information flows through formal and informal channels and social networks. Students learn the critical communication skills necessary for successful leadership in organizational settings. Students fine-tune their written, verbal, and listening skills, and learn how to communicate effectively to their managers, peers, and subordinates (both individually and among teams). Students learn how to frame impactful messages for different audiences, using various communication tools (face-to-face and virtual). Students learn persuasive presentation and storytelling techniques to engage and motivate their audiences. Fundamental concepts and guidelines are reinforced through practical assignments, ongoing instructor/peer/self-critique, and team activities.