Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Management Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMF02000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 企業とコミュニケーション
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Communication Systems Management
Instructor OKUI MASAKI
オクイ マサキ
Campus Higashi-Senda Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Weds11-12:Higashi-Senda Meeting Rm 4-6
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
The lecture is in Japanese language.
Basically, the lectures will be conducted by face to face, but because of COVID-19, it may change to online (interactive). 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Management
Eligible Students Student of master's course
Keywords interpersonal communication in an organization, communication channnel, contents and its context, visualization, balanced scorecard 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course is designed to understand the theories of organizational communication system in Japanese firms. 
Class Schedule Week 1
Introduction to the course
Week 2
Overviews for 4 major perspectives of communication  research
Week 3
Discussion on communication models
Week 4
Overviews for historical change of communication channnel
Week 5
Fundamentals of contents for organizational communication (1) : Relation between culture and communication
Week 6
Fundamentals of contents for organizational communication (2) : Relation between Japanese management and communication style
Week 7
Fundamentals of contents for organizational communication (3) : Relation between Japanese management and communication style for overseas subsidiaries
Week 8
Overviews for communication channel
Week 9
Fundamentals of communication channel : human network
Week 10
Fundamentals of communication channel : CMC (computer-mediated communication)
Week 11
Overviews for visualization
Week 12
Case study for visualization of Japanese firm
Week 13
Overviews of BSC (Balanced Score Card), and its role as communication tool
Week 14
Case study of BSC(1)
Week 15
Case study of BSC(2), Wrap-up 
Handouts will be distributed every week.
References are shown as necessary.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) The projector is used in the lecture in the class. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
The participants are expected to study the reading materials in advance.

Grading Method The participants who attend more than 2/3 lectures are qualified to take the final exam (short thesis).
The grade is determined 40% by the contents of session report (resume), 30% by the participation for class discussion, and 30% by the final exam (short thesis).
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The faculty have worked in manufacturers' business divisions in Japan will explain differences in communication methods, behavioral styles, and organizational principles based on his childhood experiences in the United States. 
Message No prior knowledge about communication is required. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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