MG 440 Complex Organizations
S2DD 2006 DC
Ray, Richard R.
Master, Public Administration(Org Behavior)Bachelor, Business Administration(Marketing/Management)
DSCC, Bldg# 11
Monday: 5:00-10:45 PM
March 13 to May 7, 2006
5:00 - 10:45 PM
MG352 and MG365
Textbook: Organization Theory: A Strategic Approach, Sixth Edition by B. J. Hodge, William P. Anthony and Lawrence M. Gales
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: Instruction in the classroom will be interactive based on lectures,readings,writings, student participation, examples of personal and professional experiences relative to material being discussed. Individual and group analyses and presentations of case studies may be required.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Learning will be assessed via classroom participation, examinations, group projects, papers and presentations. Assigned readings must be completed before each class to facilitate discussions. Written case analyses and individual meetings may be required.
Grading: Requirements for this course are mid-term(45%), final(45%), and group project, which includes individual paper and presentation(10%).
GRADING SCALE: Minimums are A=90, B=80, C=70, D=60, F=59 and below.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero."
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students may use pen or pencil when taking examinations. Term papers must be typed in doubled spaced format. Computers, projectors and calculators may be used when working computations during exercises and examinations or when making presentations. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: DATES COURSE TOPICS ASSIGNMENT
13 Mar Theory/Mgr,Structure & Design Chs 1 & 2
20 Mar Goals/Effectiveness & Environment Chs 3,4&5
27 Mar Tech/Size,Growth & Life Cycles Chs 6 & 7
3 Apr Mid-term Exam Apply
10 Apr Patterns/Governance & Control Chs 8 & 9
17 Apr Culture/Info & Decision Making Chs 10&11
24 Apr Power&Politics/Change & Learning Chs 12&13
1 May Final Exam ApplyS
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 85-87Student engaging in academic dishonesty may receive a failing grade.
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 85-87Students who have doubt about proper documentation of sources should consult the instructor.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class and unexecused absences will be reported as stipulated by Park University.
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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