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Introduction to Organizational Communication

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Introduction to Organizational Communication COMM 325

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Date Created: 09/21/15
Westerwick COMM 325 Springll COMM 325 Introduction to Organizational Communication The Ohio State University School of Communication Instructor Teaching Assistant Axel Westerwick PhD Scott Polacek 3045B Derby Hall 3028 Derby Hall Building 025 Building 025 614 2472558 westerwick1osuedu polacek3buckeyemaiosuedu Office hours Office hours Wednesday Tuesday and Thursday 1100 am noon 900 am 1100 am Course Objectives Communication plays a vital role in the success and failure of almost any organization Because of that the course will demonstrate the importance of communication within organizations and will help you to understand the main factors which are influencing today s world of work To understand the changing role of communication in organizations the class has two primary parts 1 Introduction overview and prior approaches to the study of organizational communication 2 Current perspectives of organizational communication Why exacty should I be interested in that topic Well we all know that we need to cooperate with other people for our study and on the job However cooperation can be very challenging and sometimes even frustrating especially in a more dynamic and stressful environment People are very different and behave and communicate in various ways But how big the personal differences may seem to be you often have no choice but to build relationships and to work together as good as possible The key to become more successful is to understand the different motivations and needs of the people around you and how the work environment influences your own communication Westerwick COMM 325 Springll behavior With a lot of practical examples from the business world important research findings and inclass discussions the class will help you to be prepared for the communication challenges in the organizationscompanies that you will eventually join What do I need to do for class Be there take your notes ask questions if you are not sure about a topic and feel free to comment on things based on your own experiences and ideas The more you are willing to contribute to class discussions the better the chance to make it a really good learning experience for all of us Class is Tuesday and Thursday 1130 am to 118 pm Room PH 1184 Used Text Eisenberg E M Goodall Jr H L Trethewey A 2010 Organizational Communication Balancing Creativity and Constraint 6th ed BedfortSt Martin s ISBN 031257486X You can get it in each University book store and also from online bookstores Class Web site via Carmen htt telrosuedu carmen Please be sure to check Carmen at least twice a week for news changes Special Accommodations Students with disabilities are responsible for making their needs known to the instructor and seeking assistance in a timely manner Any student who feels heshe may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss your specific needs Please contact the Office for Disability Services at 6142923307 in Room 150 Pomerene Hall to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities Westerwick COMM 325 Springll Academic Integrity and Academic Misconduct It is imperative that all work you submit be your own When you use someone else s ideas you must give proper credit to the original authors Please adhere to the 5th edition of the APA manual of style when citing others work According to the Committee on Academic Misconduct Academic misconduct is defined as any activity which tends to compromise the academic integrity of the institution or subvert the educational process httpzoaaosueduprocedures10html Further the term academic misconduct includes all forms of student academic misconduct wherever committed and is illustrated by but not limited to cases of plagiarism and dishonest practices in connection with examinations Instructors shall report all instances of alleged academic misconduct to the committee Faculty Rule 3335 5487 It is the responsibility of the Committee of Academic Misconduct to investigate or establish procedures for the investigation of all reported cases of student academic misconduct For additional information see the Code of Student Conduct httpstudentaffairsosuedquesource cscasp Exams The information taught before an exam will be tested on this exam It will be not tested on the following exams again exams in this class are not cumulative Exams will be multiplechoice please bring a 2 pencil on exam days based on the material from the readings and class discussions Makeup exams will only be offered for medical or other similar leqitimate reasons Failure to take any exam will result in a zero for the exam Late Arrival I reserve the right to exclude students from the exam if they arrive late Exclusion will result in a zero for the exam InClass Assignments ICA On some days there will be unannounced InClass Assignments 8 over the whole quarter where you should take a few minutes to write on an assigned topic ICAs have to be completed during class They should help you to reflect specific topics of the actual lecture Westerwick COMM 325 Springll One of them provides you the opportunity of bonus points Only 7 of the 8 ICAs are necessary to obtain the chance to score 100 in this class Example You have completed all 8 I CAs successfuly 14 regular points 2 bonus points you have completed 7 ICAs successfuly 14 regular points and 0 bonus points Assignment The assignment will consist of two parts The first part needs to be completed together with at least two other students 4 students is maximum All team members will get the same amount of points The second part needs to be completed individually and will be graded individually Detailed instructions and deadlines will be announced in class Late submissions won t be accepted Evaluation InClass Assignments 13 Assignment 8 Exams weighted equally 79 Total 100 Westerwick Class Schedule and Reading List COMM 325 Springll Day Date Topic Reading T 032911 Introduction and Overview R 033111 Communication and the Chapter 1 changing world of work T 040511 Communication and the Chapter 1 changing world of work cont R 040711 Defining organizational Chapter 2 communication pp 2644 T 041211 Early Perspectives Chapter 3 The classical management pp 5970 approach R 041411 Early Perspectives Chapter 3 Human relations and human pp 70 78 resources approach T 041911 The Systems Perspective Chapter 3 pp 79 101 R 042111 ExamI T 042611 The Cultural Approach Chapter 4 R 042811 The Critical Approach Chapter 5 The story of WaIMart T 050311 The Critical Approach Chapter 5 cont R 050511 Identity and Differences Chapter 6 T 051011 Teams and Networks Chapter 7 R 051211 Exam II Westerwick COMM 325 Springll Day Date Topic Reading T 051711 Team Assignment R 051911 Leadership Chapter 8 T 052411 Strategic Communication Chapter 9 R 052611 Team Assignment Discussion T 053111 Working with Integrity The Enron Case R 060211 Working with Integrity cont T 060711 Exam III Final 1130118 pm Caveat I reserve the right to update or change portions of this syllabus in order to make the class a better experience for everyone Any changes will be posted to Carmen


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