This course provides an overview of major concepts, theories, and perspectives of organizational communication with a focus on the function and structure of communication experienced by both internal and external members of an organization. Through applied practice, the course examines communication networks and styles, organizational cultures and norms, decision-making models, as well as topics related to power and conflict within different organizational contexts: public, non-profit, small-business, and major multi-national corporations. Prerequisite: 18 university credit. Students cannot retain credit for both COMM 2045 and COST 2106. (lec 3.) 3 cr.