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ORGB 149. Introduction to Organizational Communication. 3 Units.

The purpose of this course is to provide you with current theory and research in the area of organizational communication. Organizational communication has been an established discipline with a focus on how people create and develop relational messages and exchange them with other organizational members through selective channels. The course will help students understand various approaches to investigating organizational communication, obtain a better understanding of organizational communication behavior so they can develop an ability to diagnose, prevent and address communication problems. Organizational communication issues covered in the course include socialization, superior-subordinate communication, verbal communication, nonverbal communication, network and channels, symbolic behavior, listening, interpersonal communication, small group and team communication, effective leadership in organizations and new communication technology.