PS374 Organizational Psychology

for S1J 2007

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ORG 374 Organizational Psychology


S1J 2007 DN


Hill, Leonard


Adjunct Faculty


B.S. Criminal Justice
MPA, Public Administration Gov/Bus

Office Location

10525 NW Ambassador Drive Suite 206, Kansas City Mo 64153

Office Hours

8:00 A.M. thru 4:30 P.M.

Daytime Phone

(816) 891-5127

Other Phone



Semester Dates

January 15th thru March 12th

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM


PS101 Intro to Psychology

Credit Hours


Management of Organzational Behavior, 8th Edition, Authors Hershey & Blancard, ISBN: 013-017598-6

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Course Description:
Examines theoretical and practical perspectives and experiences in the areas  of motivation and human relations; individual behavior, small group  behavior, intergroup behavior; organizational effectiveness, and  organizational development. Lecture, discussion and cases are used.   Prerequisite: MG352.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This instructor works on the principle that anyone who wishes to do so can learn and grow through engaging participation. Challenging oneself and others to maximize learning potential is key to your success. Classes include lectures and active discussion sessions; weekly, midterm and final examinations; readings from literature beyond material presented in classroom will enhance professional development.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 15. Capabilities of Effective Organizations
  2. 16. Distinictions Between Management and Leadership
  3. 17. Three Competencies of Leadership
Class Assessment:
A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course. Students will be assessed on their attendance, participation, performance on presentations, writing assignment, and examinations.


Students will be evaluated on the total number of points each students earns as compared to the greatest amount of points that may be earned in each class activity. Final Grade will consist of: 400 total points; Research Paper - 100pts, Final Exam - 100pts, Mid Term - 50pts, Attendance - 80pts, Class Participation - 70 pts
The comprehensive final is NOT a take home exam, open book or open note.
Grading Criteria:
A = 100% - 90%
B = 89% - 80%
C = 79% - 70%
D = 69% - 60%
F = 59% - Below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The Instructor will not accept late assignments. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "ZERO". No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance and class participation is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period. Being tardy to class is a disruption, your lateness for class will result in a reduction in points. 2. Due to abuses by students in past semesters, there will be no excused absences. Your are either present or absent.  To partially make up for an absences, you must submit to the instructor by the beginnin of the next class meeting you attend, an essay of two pates in length, summarizing the assigned reading for the missed class period.  The essay must be submitted in a "Word" document. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS. 3. Be prepared for class. this means that you have read the assignedf readings and are prepared to discuss them. A weekly guiz could be given to test your preparednes. You are expected to take part in class dicussions. Examinations will be based on assigned readings and class discussions. 4. Examinations:  There will be a mid-term and final examination. The examinations will consist of short essays, multiple choice and true false questions. There will also be a final term paper due. 5. NO make up exams will be given unless the student produces a written and signed by a doctor (with the doctors's reqistration number) in case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company in case of car problems.  A written excuse form the campus nurse will be acceptable.  The same requirement applies to illness of children. 6.  Written Assignments.  The written paper will have the proper spelling, grammar, and source citation.   7. Computers are making writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize that though technology can assist, it can also cause problems.  (Printers run out of ink, hard drives crash, and you forget to save your work.) Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Class readings and assignments will be provided every night of class and will be required to be turned into the instructor the following week.


Class Activities

Class Assignments

Special Note:

Jan 16th

Introduction of Instructor and Students. Review of course rules and requirements.

Read Chapters 1 thru 3 Answer required questions


Jan 23rd

Discuss Learning Objectives for 1,2,3

Read Chapters 4 and 5 Answer required questions

Case Study

Jan 30th

Discuss Objectives for 4 and 5

Read Chapters 6 and 7 Answer required questions


Feb 6th

Discuss Objectives for 6 and 7

Read Chapters 8 and 9 Answer required questions

Mid-Term over 1 thru 7

Feb 13th

Discuss Objectives for 8 and 9

Read Chapters 10 and 11 Answer required questions


Feb 20th

Discuss Objectives for 10 and 11

Read Chapters 12 and 13 Answer required questions


Feb 27th

Discuss Objectives for 12 and 13

Read Chapters 14 and 15 Answer required questions


Mar 6th

Discuss Objectives for 14 and 15

Turn in all paperwork

Final Test.









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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
Academic Honesty speaks volumes about your integrity, don't loose it over this course.

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
If you use a quote give the author his/her due and cite him/her, after all, someday it might be you we are quoting.

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 "W".
  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.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
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