Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

School

Business School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

3 Seminar hours

Incompatible

ORGC2610

Restricted

Quota: minimum 15 enrolments

Course coordinator

A/Prof B. McKenna

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

Communication and Organisation is designed to give students a substantive understanding of major issues, topics and approaches to the academic study of organisational communication. It is structured around major themes in organisational communication research rather than specific topics in organisational communication. These themes include organisational structure, culture, networks, identity, change, power, and internal and external communication. A systematic study of these themes provides an understanding about how the climate and organisational culture shape organisational practices. Communication strategies for effective organisational practice and performance and the organisational structures that emerge to support these strategies are investigated and applied in organisational settings. The course will also explore some emerging themes in research such as contradiction, practice and communication flow. In addition, the course takes a problem-centered approach, focusing on typical communication difficulties organisations experience. Case studies are used to learn how to effectively apply communication theory to actual organisational situations. It will explore a range of issues and topics, from gender, diversity and justice, to temporary labour, work-family issues, and corporate mergers. The course is highly interactive, and students will be required to practice the skills they have learnt, and to critically reflect upon their experiences in relation to the skills and knowledge they have learned.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2020 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile