MG440 Complex Organizations

for F1G 2006

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MG 440 Complex Organizations


F1G 2006 GR


Brenamen, Richard A.


Adjunct Faculty Senior Instructor

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Semester Dates

21 August - 15 October 2006

Class Days

Tues - Thur

Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM


MG 352 and MG 365

Credit Hours


Organizations; Structures, Process and Outcomes 9th Ed. 2005: Richard Hall, Prentice-Hall

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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: MG 352 and MG 365. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

FACULTY'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: My educational philosophy is to encourage each student to gain an insight into the workings of today's business settings. Also to give the student an opportunity to research these organizations using the internet, printed material and the text to obtain necessary information to make a practical application of the material.

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:

COURSE ASSESSMENT:  The learning assessment will be through the use of examinations, quizzes, papers, projects and presentations.

NOTE: The comprensive final is not a take home test. It is a closed book, closed note exam.




Mid-Term Exam                  100 points - 20%

Final Exam                           100 Points - 20%

Paper                                     100 points - 20%

Article and Presentation   100 points - 20%

Class Participation                25 points - 10

News Article                            25 points - 10%

 TOTAL                                   450 points      100%

90  -  100            --          A

80  -  89            --            B

70  -  79            --            C

60  -  69            --            D

Below 60            --          F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: Late assignments will only be accepted due to exceptional circumstances, and coordinated with the instructor. 


Classroom Rules of Conduct:

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:  All students are expected to conduct themselves as adults at all times, it should be noted that the use of cell phones will not be tolerated, unless the students has a bone fide need to have their phone on in the classroom. All cell phone use will be coordinated with the instructor prior to class. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


Week 1 - Tues Introduction and overview – Chap 1

Week 1 – Thur Chapter 1 & 2

Week 2 – Tues Chapter 3

Week 2 – Thur Chapter 4 & 5

Week 3 - Tues Chapter 5

Week 3 - Thur Chapter 5 & 6

Week 4 - Tues Chapter 6-Review

Week 4 - Thur Mid Term Exam

Week 5 – Tues Chapter 7

Week 5 - Thur Chapter 8

Week 6 - Tues Chapter 9 & 10

Week 6 - Thur Chapter 10

Week 7 - Tues Chapter 10 & 11

Week 7 - Thur Chapter 11

Week 8 - Tues Chapter 12- Review

Week 8 - Thur Final Exam

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: “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

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 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.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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