The B.A. in Organizational Communication explores effective
and participatory communication across organizational contexts. Students are
encouraged to identify and explain theoretical frameworks operative in
organizational and group communication; apply multiple theoretical perspectives
to a variety of organizational and group contexts and events; express ideas and
information competently in written or oral form with clarity and organization;
appraise similarities and differences among multicultural and global
communication contexts and events; formulate appropriate communicative messages
for group and organizational effectiveness.
The curriculum is both deep and broad, enabling students to gain practical expertise in their area of interest while gaining a working knowledge of related areas. The curriculum focuses on ethical practice and the convergence of traditional and new media, preparing students for professional practice in an evolving marketplace. Students learn to express themselves well in oral and written communications, to think critically about communication events all around them, to develop skills valuable in the workplace, and to communicate effectively in a diverse world.