Details for Organisational Communication

This unit is a study of organisational communications, using a functional model to bridge between major contemporary areas of theorising about organisational communications (e.g. the communicative constitution of organisations, ambidextrous leadership, space and place); and the capability to bring agentive behaviours in this arena. We locate our topics in a dialectic between the disciplinary and specialist themes of Organisational Communications and the emerging challenges and arenas of communications practice in present realities.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: COM502
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Organisational Communication

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad understanding of literature in organisational communication;
  2. Demonstrate ability to critically engage with organisational communication theory and apply it to practical context;
  3. Demonstrate ability to critically analyse an existing organisational structure/communication plan and propose means of improvement based on theory and broader literature.

Subject Content

  • Introduction to theories, functions, ethics and practices
  • Organisational cultures and team dynamics
  • Formal and informal communication
  • Employee engagement, leadership and change
  • Public relations, legal issues and managing communication in the media
  • Internal and external communication campaigns

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Reading Reflections (20%)
  • Group Multi-Media Presentation (35%)
  • Essay (45%)

Prescribed Text

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