MG 440 Complex Organizations
U1Q 2006 FE
MS Business mgt/Human ResourcesBA Human Relations
Colorado State University
7am - 4pm
5/31/06 - 7/30/06
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Hodge, B.J., Anthony, W.P., & Gales, L.M. Organization Theory, A Strategic Approach, 6th Ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002, ISBN: 0130330647
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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. Prerequisites: MG352 and MG365. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: I believe that learning is best facilitated through practical experience. My classroom environment is tailored to the experience of the student. Through the use of case studies, current events, reading assignments and class interaction the course text is shown to be applicable in the workplace. The students will learn to evaluate theories and use them in there day-to-day work situations.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Students are expected to read the assigned chapters prior to class. Additonally, students need to be prepared to discuss the chapter material as it relates to actual work situations. These situations may be through personal experience, newspaper/magazine articles, internet research, radio or television shows or any other appropriate source. The students need to be able to expalin how that information relates to the course material.
Final grades will be assigned based on attendance/participation, a written essay, and a 15-20 oral presentation
Grading: Participation/attendance: 100 points
Final examination: 100 points
Presentation: 100 points
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
Below 60% =F
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Active participation is part of the grade, so spirited discussion are welcomed and encouraged. However, personal and professional courtesy must be extended to eveyone. Students are expected to allow others to speak up and not not dominate all conversations. When a student is speaking other students are expected to actively listen. Computer use, phone calls and other similar activities are restricted to break times.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Course overview.
Week 2: Chapters 1/2/3
Week 3: Chapters 4/5
Week 4: Chapters 6/7
Week 5: Chapters 8/9
Week 6: Chapters 10/11
Week 7: Chapter 12.
Week 8: Final Essay
Week 9: Presentations
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.
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. 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 .
Last Updated:5/1/2006 2:00:29 PM