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COMM 452 Advanced Organizational Communication

The advanced study of organizational communication concentrates on current communication topics within organizations such as interaction within a diverse workforce, changing an organizational culture, initiating technology change, ethics and research. Students craft communication solutions and recommendations for specific organizational improvements. Students complete case studies, community-based projects, and final major research projects.


4 Undergraduate credits

Effective February 3, 2000 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Complete a literature review and continue to identify the methods appropriate for their capstone research project. All completed at the advanced level.
  • Complete primary source readings and review studies about methods used to conduct research about the chosen issue.
  • Delve into depth into one or more issues (of the student's choosing) within organizational communication, involving extensive reading about the issue of choice.
  • Develop own strategies for discovering, explaining and managing the many phenomena of organization-member interactions.
  • Identify and use appropriate perspectives and methods to diagnose communication-related issues and problems in organizations.
  • Understand key factors which influence organizations and their members.
  • Understand, place in historical context, and apply theories of organizational communication.