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MG 440 Complex Organizations
Lee, Roger D.


SYLLABUS
Management 440
Complex Organizations
Park University


COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER:
MG 440
COURSE DESCRIPTOR:
A sociological approach to the study of organizations. Focuses on theoretical perspectives, characteristics of organizations, the interrelationship of organizational variable, and other related topics.
COURSE TITLE:
Complex Organizations
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT:
Spring I Term SIQQ05
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER:
Roger D. Lee, Ph.D.
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER:
Doctor and Professor of Management, Economics, and Marketing.
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION:
The classroom
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS:
Before and after class
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER:
(801) 957-4354
FACULTY PARK E-MAIL ADDRESS:
Roger.lee@slcc.edu
OTHER FACULTY E-MAIL ADDRESS:
Roger.lee@slcc.edu
FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS:
www.leesuits.com
DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM:
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS:
Friday evernings
CLASS SESSION TIME:
4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.:
CREDIT HOURS:
3
MISSION STATEMENT:

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.
VISION STATEMENT:
Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A sociological approach to the study of organizations. Focuses on theoretical perspectives, characteristics of organizations, the interrelationship of organizational variable, and other related topics.




INSTRUCTOR’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:

The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. 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:
1. To view society as a vast organization.
2. To describe organizations in terms of relationships and roles.
3. To recognize how organizations have changed structurally in the last few years.
4. To analyze the trends and cultural nature of social organizations.
5. To understand the theory of organizational development.
COURSE TEXTBOOK:
The textbook for this course is entitled, Organizations, Structures, Processes, and Outcomes, 8th edition, by Richard Hall, Prentice Hall Publishing.
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.”
The statement on Plagiarism cannot be changed. The statement is directly from the Park University Undergraduate Catalog. You may add to the statement.
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.”
The statement on Attendance Policy cannot be changed. The statement is directly from the Park University Undergraduate Catalog.
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.
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS:
All assignments are due by the 7th week of the term.
COURSE ASSESSMENT:
Each student will be required to write three case analyses. Each case should consist of about four to six double-spaced, word processed pages. The format should include an introduction, analysis, and a summary. Subtitles and bullet statements are recommended...
CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:
Class participation and discussions are highly recommended.
READING SCHEDULE:
Week Chapter
1 1 and 2
2 3
3 4
4 5 and 6
5 7 and 8
6 9 and 10
7 11
8 12
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
GRADING PLAN:
The basis on which the final grade will be determined is the performance on the three written cases analyses.