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%
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.
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
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 89
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