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2011/2012  BA-EOK_OIC  The organisation and its communication

English Title
The organisation and its communication

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
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
  • Nicolaas T Mouton - Department of International Culture and Communication Studies
Main Category of the Course
  • Communication
Last updated on 29 maj 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 conceptualize the central communication problem(s) in a concrete case
  • Present a clear and coherent theory about the underlying causes of the problem(s) by drawing upon the scholarly literature introduced in the course
  • - The gist and relevance of the chosen theoretical framework should be explained clearly
  • - The meaning of the key concepts in the framework should be explicated correctly
  • Select, present, and interpret the most relevant evidence from the case, in order to support or refute the proposed theory
  • Reflect on the potential weaknesses of the account
  • Produce good academic writing:
  • - Prose should be clear, accurate, and precise, and relevant terminology should be used correctly
  • - The paper should be structured coherently
  • - References should be provided correctly
Individual 48 hours written assignment based on a case.:
Assessment Home Assignment
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship External examiners
Exam Period Summer Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 48 Hours
Length: Max. 7 standard pages (NS), excluding front page and bibliography

Examination language: English

Re-examination: Same as the regular examination
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 100 hours
Total 225 hours

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