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Organisational Communication Theory - COM4807

Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Theme 01: The organisation and its environments introduce students to concepts related to the systemic nature of organisations and environments. Theme 02: Perspectives of communication in the organisation addresses the functionalist, interpretivist and critical perspectives. Theme 03: Traditions in the study of communication in the organisation explores the concept organisational communication tradition with specific attention to positional, relational and cultural traditions. Theme 04: Intra-organisational communication focuses on organisational communication in terms of the transmissional, psychological, interactional and transactional views. Theme 05: Management communication explores the field of management communication in terms of the classical, human relations, post-modern and knowledge-enabling paradigms, including differences between management, transformational and transcendental leadership styles/communication. Theme 06: IT/computer mediated communication conceptualises IT/computer mediated communication and its interactive nature and relationship to organisational communication.