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MG 440 Complex Organizations
Brenamen, Richard A.


SYLLABUS
Park University

COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: MG 440

COURSE DESCRIPTOR: SS – Social Science

COURSE TITLE: Complex Organizations

SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: U1G05

NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Richard Brenamen

TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Adjunct Faculty Senior Instructor

FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Meetings by appointment

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: Meetings by appointment

FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: Home – 701-343-2651 Office – 701-747-5311

FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: richard.brenamen@park.edu

OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: rickmary@polarcomm.com

FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS: None

DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: June 6 – July 31 2005

CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Tuesday/Thursday

CLASS SESSION TIME: 4:55 – 7:25 PM

PREREQUISITE(S): None

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 variables and other related topics.



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.




COURSE OBJECTIVES: Explain the issues surrounding organizations an dhow best to deal with those issues and concerns: explain the impact of Societal Pressures on organizations: write a term paper on a complex organization.


COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): Organizations; Structures, Process and Outcomes 9th Ed. 2005: Richard Hall: Prentice-Hall



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.”






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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: Late assignments will only be accepted due to exceptional circumstances, and coordinated with the instructor.



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





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.




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.







COURSE TOPICS/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


GRADING PLAN:
Mid-Term Exam 100 points
Final Exam 100 Points
Paper 100 points
Article and Presentation 100 points
Class Participation 25 points

90 - 100 -- A
80 - 89 -- B
70 - 79 -- C
60 - 69 -- D
Below 60 -- F