Organizational Communication focuses on the study and implementation of effective communication within various types of organizations, including corporations, nonprofits, and institutions. It examines how communication acts as the foundation of all organizations by considering major schools of thought about organizations and communication networks, functions, and practices. It also explore significant issues in organizational settings including leadership, conflict, power, ethics, culture, and technology.
Students in this class are required to interview a (non-family member) professional in a field they may be interested in pursuing to see how various aspects of organizational communication are used in the workplace. As a result of the City and Region initiative, students were encouraged to interview people in the city (by providing names of communication alumni who offered to be interviewed, and offering subway tokens), and questions were added specific to how being located here influences what the organization does and how they communicate.
Pampaloni, Andrea PhD, "Organizational Communication (COM 317) City as Classroom Project Report" (2010). City as Classroom Projects. 3.