OS 210 - Organizational Communications

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

The focus of this course explores the variety of ways communications are carried out in the organization and the meanings and effects of those communications. The course provides an overview of contemporary communications theory, principles and practices that drive organizational effectiveness. Students will examine effective communication planning for the organization as well as identify communication skills necessary to build their personal communication competencies such as persuasion, influence, negotiation and instructing. Students will explore the ethical considerations around the sharing of information and the communication process. Students will develop a communication plan. COM (F, Sp, Su)