This article presents a study on the basic organizational communication course in the U.S. Organizational communication is an increasingly popular subject of study on university campuses. The number of departments offering organizational communication coursework is increasing and more students are attracted to this area of study. The course is offered at the upper-division undergraduate level and for just under half the departments has no prerequisites. The most frequently cited course objectives are to provide an overview of theories about organizations and to help students analyze problems in organizations.
Treadwell, D., & Applbaum, R. L. (1996). The basic course in organizational communication: A national survey. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 25(1), 12–24.