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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - COM6125
Tracking Number - 2023

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-10-27
  2. Department: Communication
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 1217000
  5. Contact Person: Gil Rodman
  6. Phone: 9743025
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: COM
  9. Number: 6125
  10. Full Title: Communicating Leadership
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Communicating Leadership
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Effective leadership today focuses less on control and more on the strategic use of communication to build relationships and guide behavior. This course examines the various ways leaders can communicate more effectively in contemporary organizations.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Leadership in the public and private sector has increasingly become a matter of effective communication. Vision statements, organizational culture, insider trading, and strategic change -- to name just a few typical organizational concerns -- all have co
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course would be an elective open to graduate students in a range of academic programs, including Public Administration, Sociology, Education, and Management.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, twice.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in Communication or closely related field.
  29. Objectives: As a consequence of successfully completing this course, you will have a deeper understanding of and enhanced practical facility with the following ten communicative activities:

    1. Goal-setting and motivation

    2. Strategic advocacy and influence

    3. Navigating organizational politics

    4. Building effective interpersonal relations

    5. Promoting ethical communication

    6. Shaping organizational culture

    7. Utilizing varying types of power

    8. Fostering organizational alignment and vision

    9. Employing communication technology

    10. Leading organizational change

  30. Learning Outcomes: see objectives
  31. Major Topics: 1. A communicative perspective on leadership

    2. Leadership, language, and perception

    3. Shaping organizational culture through communication

    4. Empowerment through employee dialogue

    5. Communicating organizational strategy and vision

  32. Textbooks: P. Witherspoon (1997). Communicating leadership: An organizational perspective. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

    W. Bennis, G. Spreitzer, & T. Cummings (2001). The future of leadership. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

    E. Eisenberg & H.L. Goodall, Jr. (2004). Organizational communication, 4th edition. NY: St. Martinís Press.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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