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Organizational Communication Courses

As an organizational communication major, there are courses you're required to take in your concentration, other communication courses, and courses in other subjects. For a full list of the courses you need to take, visit the online catalog.

Below are the communication courses you must take as an organizational communication major.

Required Organizational Communication Courses

CMCN 202 - Argumentation and Structured Decision-Making
Logic, argumentation strategies, and techniques utilized in educational and community situations; professional decision-making; parliamentary procedure.

CMCN 210 - Interpersonal Communication
Theories including personal perception, conflict resolution, networks, verbal and non-verbal communication; experience in individual and class role playing, Transactional Analysis, and other techniques.

CMCN 301 - Principles of Organizational Communication
Communication systems and flow in formal organizations; climate, leadership, work control systems, networks and performance enhancement and evaluation.

CMCN 304 - Group Process and Problem-solving
Presents theories of small group dynamics; and provides experience in the use of creative and structured techniques of problem-solving in small groups and task groups.

CMCN 309 - Interview Theory and Technique
Interviews as communication transactions; conducting and synthesizing information from varying formats, such as journalistic interviews, personal interviews, and symposium interviews.

CMCN 310 - Public Speaking
Theory and practice for the preparation and delivery of speeches. Preparation for professional presentations. Use of multimedia technologies in oral presentations.

CMCN 384 - Communication Theory
Functions and effects of mass media concepts on society, persuasion, influences on mass media content, and interpersonal/organizational communication.

CMCN 385 - Communication Law and Ethics
Historical and philosophical context of First Amendment freedoms of speech and the press; privacy laws, free press and fair trial, protection of news sources, obscenity laws, regulation of advertising and broadcasting, and the news media as a business.

CMCN 386 - Communication Research
Methodologies, techniques, and research designs used in mass media, advertising, and public relations; management utilization of formative, informational, and evaluative research to support decision making.

CMCN 406 - Communication Consultation
Capstone course encompassing roles of communication consultant in organizations, problem analysis and needs assessments, design and implementation of problem solving strategies, training and evaluation skills.

CMCN 490 - Internship
Students gain work experience in companies and organizations, learn how to develop a résumé, interview for employment and advance in their profession.