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- Available Lessons: 69
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Organizational Communication: History & Trends
Course SummaryBusiness 313 has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging business topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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|Course Progress||Best Score|
|Lesson 1 - Organizational Communication - Assignment: Research Paper|
At the end of this course, you'll be able to improve your knowledge of different types of communication in organizations and the role communication plays within an organization.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows how your overall grade will be calculated.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. One assignment is required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
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- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Examine the importance of organizational communications and how to communicate effectively in organizations.
- Consider the history and key theories of organizational communications.
- Analyze forces that benefit or hinder effective communications inside and outside the organization.
- Understand the different roles of organizational communication including the transfer of information, transactional process, strategic control, and balance of creativity and constraint.
- Distinguish how communication and organizational cultures are related.
- Express the role of verbal and nonverbal messages as well as effective use based on culture and gender.
- Differentiate theory and practice regarding team building, networking, and meeting management.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Business 313 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Business 313 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Business 313 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Introduction to Organizational Communication||Outlines the history of organizational communication, and explains the importance of communication in the workplace and the correct usage of communication technology. Lists elements of and barriers to effective communication.|
|Types of Communication in Organizations||Defines managerial, interpersonal, internal, external, upward, horizontal, downward and direct communication.|
|Role of Communication within an Organization||Discusses communication as information transfer, a transactional process and strategic control within organizations. Explains communication as a balance of creativity and constraint.|
|Organizational & Communication Theories||Teaches the classical theory of formal organizations, systems approach to management and cultural and critical approaches to organizational communication.|
|Organizational Culture & Communication||Covers the definition, characteristics and functions of organizational culture. Explains differences between ethical and positive culture in organizations, and discusses ways to effectively communicate an organization's culture.|
|Diversity & Organizational Communication||Explains diversity in organizational communication, male vs. female communication and cultural competence in communication. Compares cultures with different ideas about power and tolerances for ambiguity. Describes the role of culture in nonverbal communication and the influence of perception on the communication process.|
|Communicating & Collaborating in Teams||Shares details about communicating in a team-based organization, types of groups in organizations, coaching in the workplace, the Johari Window model, conflict resolution and negotiation. Explains how to build trust in business teams and a collaborative team environment.|
|Communicating in Meetings||Analyzes elements of effective meeting management and how to run a purposeful meeting. Describes audience-centered communication, and lists facilitation techniques for leading an effective meeting.|
|Communicating in Networks||Walks through different types of communication networks and how to make the most of networking opportunities. Discusses listening techniques for and common mistakes in business networking.|
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|Completed the entire Business 313: Organizational Communication course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
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