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MG 440 Complex Organizations
Johansen, Laurence


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Course

MG 440 Complex Organizations

Semester

S2T 2006 DL

Faculty

Johansen, Laurence

Title

Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BBA/Management & Organization and Marketing
MBA/Management

Daytime Phone

937-429-4186

E-Mail

laurence.johansen@pirate.park.edu

ljohansen@ameritech.net

Semester Dates

March 13 - May 7, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Organization Theory, 6th ed. - Hodge, Anthony, and Gales

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS 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

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is based on student-centered-learning, where the student takes an active role in and responsibility for the learning process.  To this end, the student will be engaged in reading the text, Lectures, and supplemental material found while doing web research.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the issues surrounding organizations and how best to deal with those issues and concerns.
  2. Explain the impact of Societal Pressures on Organizations.
  3. Develop a term paper project on a complex organization.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Final Exam, reports, discussion questions and summary questions.

Grading:
Final exam:  150 points
Reports:  230 points
Discussion questions:  80 points
Summary questions:  40 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Week 1 assignments may be submitted at any time throughout the term.  Week 2 and subsequently weekly assignments will incur a 10% penalty if one day late; a 30% penalty if two days late; a 50% penalty if three days late.  No points for assignments submitted more than three days late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will conduct themselves professionally when interacting with each other and with the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1:  Organization Theory and the Manager
Weekly Activities and Due Dates:  
• Read chapter 1 and the Lecture (see Lecture under Week 1 in menu at left of screen).  
• Submit answers to the weekly Discussion Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 1 in menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Wednesday of Week 1.  
• Submit answers to the weekly Summary Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 1 in menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 1.  
• Submit the weekly Report (see Report under Week 1 in menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 1.
• Complete the Quiz (see Quiz under Week 1 in the menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 1.

Week 2:  Structure and Design
Weekly Activities and Due Dates:  
•  Read chapter 2 and the Lecture (see Lecture under Week 2 in menu at left of screen).  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Discussion Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 2 in menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Wednesday of Week 2.  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Summary Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 2 in menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 2.  
•  Submit the weekly Report (see Report under Week 2 in menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 2.

Week 3:  Organizational Technology
Weekly Activities and Due Dates:  
•  Read chapter 6 and the Lecture (see Lecture under Week 3 on menu at left of screen).  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Discussion Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 3 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Wednesday of Week 3.  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Summary Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 3 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 3.  
•  Submit the weekly Report (see Report under Week 3 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 3.

Week 4:  Organizational Size, Growth, and Lifecycle
Weekly Activities and Due Dates:  
•  Read chapter 7 and the Lecture (see Lecture under Week 4 on menu at left of screen).  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Discussion Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 4on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Wednesday of Week 4.  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Summary Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 4 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 4.  
•  Submit the weekly Report (see Report under Week 4 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 4.

Week 5:  Organizational Culture
Weekly Activities and Due Dates:  
•  Read chapter 10 and the Lecture (see Lecture under Week 5 on menu at left of screen).  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Discussion Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 5 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Wednesday of Week 5.  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Summary Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 5 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 5.  
•  Submit the weekly Report (see Report under Week 5 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 5.

Week 6:  Information and Organizational Decision Making
Weekly Activities and Due Dates:  
•  Read chapter 11 and the Lecture (see Lecture under Week 6 on menu at left of screen).  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Discussion Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 6 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Wednesday of Week 6.  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Summary Questions(see Discussion/Sum under Week 6 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 6.  
•  Submit the weekly Report (see Report under Week 6 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 6.

Week 7:  Power and Politics: Organziations and Political Entities
Weekly Activities and Due Dates:  
•  Read chapter 12 and the Lecture  (see Lecture under Week 7 on menu at left of screen).  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Discussion Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 7 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Wednesday of Week 7.  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Summary Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 7 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 7.  
•  Submit the weekly Report (see Report under Week 7 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 7.

Week 8:  Innovation, Strategic Change, and Organizational Learning
Weekly Activities and Due Dates:  
•  Read chapter 13 and the Lecture (see Lecture under Week 8 on menu at left of screen).  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Discussion Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 8 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Wednesday of Week 8.  
•  Submit answers to the weekly Summary Questions (see Discussion/Sum under Week 8 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 8.  
•  Submit the weekly Report (see Report under Week 8 on menu at left of screen) no later than midnight (EST) Sunday of Week 8.

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 "P" (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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Last Updated:3/15/2006 4:50:51 PM