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Course module: 202100036
Organizational communication (T)
Course info
Course module202100036
Credits (ECTS)4
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. E. van Laar
dr. S. Janssen
Contactperson for the course
dr. E. van Laar
dr. E. van Laar
dr. E. van Laar
dr. H.A. van Vuuren
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
At the end of the course, students will be able to (between brackets the number of the corresponding intended learning qualification of the programme):
  1. explain different approaches to organizational communication and apply them to given case descriptions (1.1, 1.3);
  2. display thorough knowledge of key organizational communication topics (1.1, 1.3);
  3. provide solutions to optimize communication processes in organizations, by analyzing organizational phenomena through organizational communication theories and concepts (1.1, 1.3).
In this course, students learn the fundamentals of organizational communication as a field of study. Students critically evaluate theoretical approaches and concepts within this field and apply them to emerging research topics. New technologies fundamentally change(d) the way organizations do business and manage their workforce. Students study how both managers and employees make sense of and give sense to changing organizational communication practices. Weick’s organizing theory and Giddens’s structuration theory are two examples of important theories in this sense. Next to that, students are introduced to how technology plays a pivotal role in several organizational processes like leadership, identification, decision-making, and change management. To assess students’ level of understanding of the abovementioned topics, an individual theory exam with open questions is written (6T1).

This study unit is part of the Communication science module Lead the change. Because the four courses, which are part of the module, are highly related to each other it is not possible to follow this study unit separately.
Module 6
Participating study
Bachelor Communication Science
Required materials
• Miller, K. (2015). Organizational communication: Approaches and processes. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

6T1: Individual test with open questions

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