PRL3541 Employee CommunicationBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
PRL3541 Employee Communication Fall 3 0 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: E-Learning
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi SELCAN YEŞİLYURT
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi SELCAN YEŞİLYURT
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course provides perspectives that will undoubtedly illuminate our views of the important role that communication plays in the processes and functions of organizational life. It is through communication that people organize, and understanding how we do this will allow us to study how our own communication patterns affect organizational life.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1) Define the general terms related to the academic study of organizational communication.
2) To understand and explain theories and perspectives used to examine employee communication.
3) To recognize communication issues in organizations and apply communication concepts, models, and theories to resolve such issues using multiple perspectives.
4) Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of barriers of effective communication.
5) To provide the student with an initial exposure to communication and organizational behavior theory and research.
6) Explain why organizations are resistant to change, and the impact of conflict within the organization.
7) Discuss how power and status influence the normal functioning of organizations and organizational communication
8) Explain how both employee and employer perceptions of each other can impact an organization.
9) Students will assess what is meant by the term leader and the variety of styles of leadership that may be appropriate in different organizational circumstances.

Course Content

By explaining the basic communication patterns, employee communication and organizational life processes will be discussed.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Course introduction and overview Public Relations, history and evolution
2) Corporate Communication Organizations and communication function Internal and employee communication
3) Corporate communication Corporations communicating their vision, mission and values
4) Culture Hofstede's national cultural dimensions
5) Hofstede's dimensions of organizational culture
6) Cultures of the organizations Power culture, role culture, person culture, task culture
7) Assessing an organizations's culture Midterm
8) Individual and social approaches to communication Social role theory Role congruity theory Transformational leadership
9) Communication accommodation theory Accommodation through onvergence and divergence
10) Group communication theories Groupthink
11) Organizational assimilation and identification
12) Employee communication channels Media selection Media richness Traditional channels
13) Employee communication channels Online channels Intranets Blogs
14) Change management, preparing employees for times of change Overview


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: Communicating with employees improving organizational communication / Frank M.

Inside the organization : perspectives on employee communications LeMenager, Jack

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 2 % 40
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Study Hours Out of Class 13 44
Homework Assignments 9 20
Midterms 1 4
Final 1 4
Total Workload 114

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.