English   Danish

2011/2012  KAN-ORCO  Organization and Communication

English Title
Organization and Communication

Course Information

Language English
Point 15 ECTS (450 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course Period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Organizational Communication
Course Coordinator
  • Esben Karmark - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Communication
  • Organization
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
  • •Describe and explain the preconditions, concepts, models, methods and theories introduced in the course including the CCO perspective.
  • • Apply these preconditions, concepts, models, methods and theories to an analysis of specific organizational and communication-oriented problems/issues as well as developing solutions to these problems/issues
  • • Provide an account of the theoretical and applied (practice-oriented) interconnections between organizations and communication introduced in the course
  • • Reflectively consider (metatheoretically and critically) the preconditions, concepts, models, methods and theories introduced in the course, and the potential and limitations of these in theory and practice
Organization and Communication
Organization and Communication:
Assessment Oral Exam
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship External examiners
Exam Period Summer Term
Aids Without preparation
Duration 20 Minutes
The exam takes the form of an individual oral exam (20 minutes) of the syllabus based on a written synopsis (4 pages) produced in groups consisting of 2-3 students. If a student writes alone the synopsis must have a length of 3 pages. A group cannot deviate from a maximum of 3 students per group unless approved by the Study Board. The synopsis is included in the assessment. The exam takes place in March.

Make-up Examination: Student who due to sickness were not able to attend the regular oral examination, but did hand in a synopsis, takes part in the oral examination on the basis of that synopsis. Students who due to sickness, were not able to hand in a synopsis, must hand in a synopsis prior to their individual oral examination.

Re-Examination: Students who did not pass the regular examination must hand in a new synopsis prior to the individual oral re-examination.

The re-examination/make-up- examination takes place in August.
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
As a prerequisite for the regular examination the students must conduct a group representation at some point during the semester.
Course Content

The purpose of this module is to provide insight into the scientific disciplines and directions which have shaped research on organizational communication. The aim is to provide students with knowledge of the key concepts, models and perspectives within communication theory, which are particularly directed towards the study of organizational communication. The emphasis, thereby, is placed on providing students with tools with which to analyze organizational and communication-oriented issues. The module further aims to provided students with an appreciation of the political (such as power-related) and organizational contexts within which communication analyses in organizations take place.
Specific emphasis is, therefore, placed on students’ ability to analyze practical organizational and communication-related issues in an informed and reflexive manner.

Teaching Methods
The module is taught in a combination of lectures, case presentations and discussions, and seminars.
Student Workload
Lectures 40 hours
Workshop 16 hours
Preparations 200 hours
Exam Preparations 194 hours

Will be published on CBSLearn before the semester begins.