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MG 440 Complex Organizations
McCarthy, Albert


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseMG 440 Complex Organizations CH
SemesterF1M2005
FacultyMcCarthy, Albert
TitleSenior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMS Systems Management
BS Humanities, English Major
Office LocationEducation Center, Cherry Point, NC
Office Hours20 minutes prior to each class session
Daytime Phone(252) 444-0821
E-Mailalbert.mccarthy@pirate.park.edu
marcyandal@coastalnet.com
Semester Dates8/22-10/16/05
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time4:45 - 7:15 PM
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Hodge, Billy j., William P. Anthony, Lawrence M. Gales.  Organizational Theory, A Strategic Approach, 6th Edition.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003.  
ISBN 0-13-033064-7

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
A sociological approach to the study of organizations.  Focuses on theoretical perspectives, characteristics of organizations, the interrelationship of organizational variables, and other related topics.  3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student should demonstrate an ability to:
1.  Explain the issues surrounding organizations and how best to deal with those issues and concerns.
2.  Explain the impact of Societal Pressures on Organizations.
3.  Write a term paper on a complex organization.

Course Assessment:
Demonstrated mastery of the learning outcomes identified above through class discussion, at least four short quizzes, mid-term and final examinations, and a satisfactory term paper will be the basis for each student's final grade.

Grading:
Class participation and discussion:  20%
Quizzes:  20%
Mid-Term Exam:  20%
Term Paper:  20%
Final Exam:  20%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Term Papers may be submitted any time after Wednesday, 9/14.  Papers are due no later than Wednesday, 10/5.  Papers submitted after that date will be penlized 10 points, i.e. if a paper is initially graded 85, it will be marked 75.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
It is essential that assigned reading be accomplished prior to class.  Students are expected to fully participate in classroom discussions.  Each student's ability to express well grounded opinions and demonstrate reasonable comprehension of the material will be critically evaluated.

Class Day, DateClass ActivitiesReading Requirement
Meeting - 1
Monday, 8/22
Course Overview. Discuss Ch. 1, 2Intro Part I:Pg.1, 2
Chapters 1, 2
Meeting - 2
Wednesday, 8/24
Discuss Ch. 3Intro Part II: Pg. 49-50
Chapter 3
Meeting - 3
Monday, 8/29
Quiz, Ch. 1-3
Discuss Ch. 4
(Last Day of Add/Drop)
Review Ch. 1-3
Chapter 4
Meeting - 4
Wednesday, 8/31
Discuss Ch. 5Chapter 5
Meeting - 5
Monday, 9/5
Individual Study; Term Paper Preparation 
Meeting - 6
Wednesday, 9/7
Discuss Ch. 6
Chapter 6
Meeting - 7
Monday, 9/12
Quiz, Ch. 4-6
Discuss Ch. 7
Review for Mid-Term Exam
Mid-Term Exam Review
Chapter 7
Meeting - 8
Wednesday, 9/14
Mid-Term Examination
(9/16: Last Day of Partial Refund for Withdrawal)
Review Ch. 1-7
Meeting - 9
Monday, 9/19
Discuss Ch. 8
Term Papers Accepted
Intro Part III: Pg 191
Chapter 8
Meeting - 10
Wednesday, 9/21
Discuss Ch. 9
(9/23: Last Day of Withdrawal)
Chapter 9
Meeting - 11
Monday, 9/26
Discuss Ch. 10Intro Part IV: Pg 244
Chapter 10
Meeting - 12
Wednesday, 9/28
Quiz Ch. 8-10
Discuss Ch. 11
Review Ch. 8-10
Chapter 11
Meeting - 13
Monday, 10/3
Discuss Ch. 12, 13Chapters 12, 13
Meeting - 14
Wednesday, 10/5
Term Papers Due
Quiz, Ch. 11-13
Final Exam Review
Review Ch. 11-13
Meeting - 15
Monday, 10/10
Individual Study; Final Exam Prep 
Meeting - 16
Wednesday, 10/12
Final ExaminationReview Ch. 8-13

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of ā€œPā€ (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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