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ALC705 - Organisational Communication: Culture, Diversity, Technology and Change

Offering information:

Not offered 2015

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:N Weerakkody
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour weekly seminar

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit introduces students to the main approaches to the study of organisational communication from various perspectives including critical studies, cultural studies and postmodern theory. It will examine the nature and function of organisational culture and the role of communication in cultural change within organisations during periods of transition, mergers, technological innovations and globalisation. Taking a global perspective, the unit introduces students to the issues relevant to the international multicultural workplace as well as those of power, ideology and hegemony within organisations and society. It critically analyses how communication technologies change the nature of work and organisations from the point of view of the individual and discusses the importance of member involvement in the change processes.

Assessment

Individual creative exercise 40%
Research essay (3000 words) 60%

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