COMM 452

Advanced Organizational Communication

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective February 3, 2000 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

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.

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Advanced Organizational Communication Maier, Melissa Ann Books Course details

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Advanced Organizational Communication Maier, Melissa Ann Books Course details