Course Title:The Basics of Leadership and Management Communication

Course No. SUM19118
Class No. 2
Credit 2
Course Hours 32
Teacher Judith Ainsworth
Venue West Campus, Comprehensive Building, Room 514

The Basics of Leadership and Management Communication is an interdisciplinary, interactive module designed to raise critical awareness of the crucial role of language and communication in leadership and management. The main aim of the module is to equip students with theories from both leadership and management, communication and discourse theory, and provide them with opportunities to link language-focussed theoretical knowledge to business contexts. The module focuses on the role language plays in organisations: both as constitutive of organisational processes and reality, as well as a “technical skill” in leadership and management. In this sense this unique module provides students with an opportunity to go beyond the traditional communication training materials, question do and don’t lists and critically observe how language works in leadership and management. Throughout the course, we will combine findings from academic disciplines in language and discourse studies as well as business and organisational studies. The module is therefore recommended for students interested in language and discourse, as well as students of business and management who would like to develop an awareness of the importance of language and communication for business success.

Teaching Language English
Field The Module of General Education Courses: Social Science and Areas Studies
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