COM223 Organisational Communication (8)

This subject explores the principles and practices of communication within organisations as well as the theories that support and inform this important function within organisations. This subject examines communication with internal and external stakeholders as a management concern. The subject explores communication management and practices and critiques human interaction within complex organisations - including leadership, change communication and organisational behaviour.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM223. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and apply the principles and theories of organisational communication;
  • be able to describe the role of communication within organisations;
  • be able to explain the role of communication as one organisational function; and
  • be able to develop a communicative response to organisational issues.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Principles of interpersonal and group communication
  • Relationship between communication and structure within organisations
  • Communicating identity and power
  • Planning and communication change within organisational settings
  • Contemporary issues around communication, technology, organisational culture and ethics
  • Organisational cultures and metaphors
  • Informal and formal communication (both online and offline)
  • Employee engagement
  • Leadership, organisational structures and decision making
  • Communicating change

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of COM223 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Investigating theory
30
2
Reaching internal stakeholders
30
3
Communicating about change
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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