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2012/2013  BA-EOK_OIC  The organisation and its communication

English Title
The organisation and its communication

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
2. semester
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BA in English and Organisational Communication
Course coordinator
  • Mareike Buss - ITM
Main Category of the Course
  • Communication
Last updated on 16-07-2012
Learning objectives
On completing this course, students should be able to provide a theoretically well-grounded analysis of a concrete case. More specifically, they should demonstrate the ability to:
  • Identify and describe communication problems in a concrete case.
  • • Analyze and explain the causes of the selected problems by drawing upon the scholarly literature introduced in the course:
  • - Argue for the relevance of the chosen theoretical framework,
  • - Explain and use the theoretical key concepts correctly.
  • Select, present, and interpret relevant evidence from the case.
  • Reflect on the potential weaknesses of the account
  • Produce good academic writing:
  • - Clear, accurate, and precise prose and correct use of relevant terminology,
  • - Coherent structure of the paper,
  • - Correct use of references.
Individual 48 hours written assignment based on a case.:
Type of test Home Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner External examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 48 Hours

Length: Max. 7 standard pages
Examination language: English

Re-examination: Oral examination in syllabus
Examination language: English
Duration: 20 minutes
Course content

The course investigates how communication shapes, and is shaped by, various aspects of an organisation, such as its structure or (sub)culture(s).

Teaching methods
The course consists of a combination of lectures, discussions, assignments, and exercises.
Student workload
Teaching 20 hours
Preparation 55 hours
Assignments 50 hours
Examination incl. preparation 82 hours
Expected literature

Compendium (“The organisation and its communication”)
Supplementary literature: CBSLearn

Last updated on 16-07-2012