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This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


Communication is one of the most central aspects of organizing, whether the focus is on leadership practices, motivating employees, conveying and implementing decisions, negotiations, or changes. Organizational communication influences organizational members' sense of empowerment, trust, openness and credibility. This course aims to contribute to increased understanding of how leaders can design and implement effective internal and external communication in order to accomplish organizational goals and build a strong and inclusive organizational culture.

Learning outcome

Knowledge
Upon completion of this course, the candidate:
  • Has knowledge and understanding of basic principles and models of internal and external organizational communication
  • Has knowledge and understanding of how organizational communication practices influence an organization's effectiveness and culture
  • Has knowledge and understanding of central principles of intercultural communication in an organizational context

Skills
Upon completion of this course, the candidate:
  • Can recognize central principles of planning and implementing effective internal and external communication in an organization, and is able to apply these in order to communicate more effectively in an organizational context
  • Can describe central principles and dimensions of organizational communication as they affect organizational culture and change
  • Can recognize and apply central principles of intercultural communication in different cultural contexts

General competence
Upon completion of this course, the candidate:
  • Can reflect on ethical problems related to internal , external and intercultural organizational communication
  • Can apply knowledge and skills concerning organizational and intercultural communication in new areas and situations
  • Can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field of organizational and intercultural communication

Contents

This course gives a theoretical introduction to both internal and external aspects of organizational communication. The course focuses on understanding how leaders can design and implement effective internal and external communication to accomplish organizational goals. Central themes are organizational culture, organizational identity, leadership communication, conflict management, change communication, crisis communication and reputation management. In today's global hospitality and tourism industry, intercultural communication is a vital part of organizational communication. This course will thus also focus on central aspects of intercultural communication in an organizational context.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Home exam i group and written assignment
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Home exam in groups 3/101 weekA - FAll.
Written exam7/104 hoursA - FNone permitted

Coursework requirements

Group presentations
A group presentation is compulsory and must be passed in order to be entitled to take the written exams.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Tone Therese Linge
Head of Department
Håvard Hansen

Method of work

Lectures, individual and group assignments, in-class presentations. Lectures, assigments and presentations will be in English.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Communication in Service Organizations (BHO301_1) 10

Open to

Hotel management
Hotel Management - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Tourism Management - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Exchange programme at Faculty of Social Sciences

Course assessment

The course will follow the student evaluation procedures established by the University of Stavanger and the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Literature

Main book:
Miller, Katherine (2015). Organizational communication. Approaches and processes (7th ed.). Stamford: Cengage Learning.
Selected articles and book chapters will be presented before course start.
The syllabus may be subject to change.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 22.08.2019