Syllabus for Media and Communication Studies: Communication and Organising
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap: Kommunikation och organisering
- 7.5 credits
- Course code: 2IV159
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Media and Communication Studies G1N
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Established: 2016-03-03
- Established by:
- Revised: 2018-10-25
- Revised by: The Department Board
- Applies from: Autumn 2019
- Entry requirements: General entry requirements
- Responsible department: Department of Informatics and Media
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Describe and explain the meaning of key concepts in communication, organising and organisation, and how these concepts relate to one another.
Describe how theory about the relationship of communication, organising and organisation have evolved over the past three decades.
Describe different perspectives of communication, and the consequences for the communication and organising.
Describe the historical development of the dominant perspectives organisation of theoretical and schools as well as communication features and importance within these.
Describe alternative perspective on the organisation and management, and communication features and importance within these.
With a critical approach be able to discuss the relationship between communication, organising and organisation.
The aim of the course is that students should acquire a basic understanding of communication processes in relation to organising. The course begins with a historical review of how the perception of communication, organisations and organising have changed from the early 1900s until today. This dealt with the connection to classical, modern and postmodern perspectives on organising. Furthermore, the course brings up theories that deal with the relationship of communication, organising and organisation have evolved in recent decades. This includes communicative dimensions and key concepts such as meaning, organisational culture, leadership and change.
Lectures, guest lectures and seminars.
The course is examined through active participation in compulsory activities, written assignments, and a written exam.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator or a decision by the department's working group for study matters.
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2016)
Applies from: Autumn 2021
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Nicotera, Anne Maydan
Origins and traditions of organizational communication : a comprehensive introduction to the field
First edition.: New York, NY: Routledge, 2020
Articles and chapters will be added.
Reading list revisions
- Latest reading list (applies from Autumn 2021)
- Previous reading list (applies from Autumn 2020)
- Previous reading list (applies from Autumn 2019)