A syllabus is tangible evidence of the goals, learning objectives, instructional activities, and performance requirements of a specific course. While the syllabus is typically seen as a contract between the instructor and students concerning the nature and guidelines of a course, syllabi are also used to examine the relationship of a course within the broader curriculum. As such, in addition to facilitating communication between the instructor and student, syllabi are utilized by administrators, institutions, and accreditation agencies to document the role and effectiveness of a specific course. The purpose of a syllabus can be divided into three different functions: practical, theoretical, and institutional.
The course symbol and number are located in the most current Park University Undergraduate Catalog. Example: N 100
COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: Mg 101
COURSE DESCRIPTOR: Management
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Management
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Spring I
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Douglas J Hammond
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Adjunct Professor
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: 10 Jan 2005 thru 6 March 2005
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Tues/Thurs
CLASS SESSION TIME: 4:30 to 7:15 pm
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.
Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to Management- Basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management faces in adopting and implementing policy.
FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of communication based on lectures, readings, examinations, and case problems. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of management through classroom interactions. They will also incorporate their ideas and enhance their management skills by applying concepts to real-life situations.
COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): Essentials of Management, Sixth Edition, DuBrin, Andrew J, Southwest College Publishing Co, 2003
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: Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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: www.park.edu/disability.
Jan 11 Chapter 1
Jan 13 Chapter 2
Jan 18 Chapter 3
Jan 20 Chapter 4
Jan 25 Test One
Jan 27 Chapters 5 & 6
Feb 1 Chapters 7 & 8
Feb 3 Chapters 9 & 10
Feb 8 Test Two
Feb 10 Chapter 11
Feb 15 Chapter 12
Feb 17 Chapter 13 & 14
Feb 22 Test Three
Feb 24 Chapter 15
Mar 1 Chapter 16 & 17
Mar 3 Test Four
The final grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Tests 80% Papers 15% Class Participation 5%
Written assignments not turned in by due date will receive a one grade deduction.
Written assignments: Format/Organization: 1-3 pages, single spaced, type written, 1 inch margins, correct grammar and spelling. Incorporate all case questions.
Top left hand corner: Name Date
Management 101 Paper #
Paper 1—Case Problem 3A, pages 80/1 (Can we Wire the Avon Ladies) plus email information on “Management’
Paper 2—Case Problem 10-A, Pages 281/2 (Labor Squeeze at Brittany Meadows) plus email information on Labor
Paper 3—Internet Skill Building Exercise, Page 403 (The Dale Carnegie Approach)
Note: Email information should be taped to a blank sheet of paper and attached to the report
The Course Letter grades will be determined as follows:
Below 60 F