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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6116
Tracking Number - 2199

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-06-22
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change title from Managing Diversity to Diversity and Organizational Justice
Comments: College approved 4/6/10; Grad Council approved 4/19/10; to SCNS liaison 5/13/10; SCNS approved - posted in Banner. Effective 8/1/2010

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-09-29
  2. Department: Management
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 140500
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Alan Balfour
  6. Phone: 9741785
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MAN
  9. Number: 6116
  10. Full Title: Managing Diversity
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Diversity
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: The concept of diversity is profoundly important yet, at the same time, profoundly ambiguous. This course provides a forum to examine and clarify the various ideas surrounding the concept of workforce diversity. Topics will include: the multi-faceted de

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Required for MS in Management students.

    Elective for MBA and other graduate students.

    Anticipation section per academic year.

  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in Management or closely related field.
  29. Objectives: * Clarify concept of workforce diversity.

    * Explore managing diversity with a focus on organizational justice.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Clarify the concept of workforce diversity; participate in experiential learning; increase self-awareness; learn about differences in inter-group relations; draw conclusions about your own views of diversity and how those have and will affect behavior at work; and identify effective ways for organizations to address diversity issues.
  31. Major Topics: * Self identity

    * Civil rights

    * Biases, stereotypes, discrimination

  32. Textbooks: Understanding and Managing Diversity (4th ed.) by Harvey

    and Allard (2009), Pearson Prentice Hall.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: *Diversity at work (2008), Art Brief.

    * Diversity Consciousness (3rd Ed) 2010, Richard Bucher

    * Company websites will be used for diversity audits.

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: See syllabus
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: See syllabus
  36. Attendance Policy: More than one excused absence will lower grade. Exception: USF Policy on religious holidays.
  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Dealt with on a case-by-case basis. All papers subject to USF policies on Academic Integrity & Plagiarism.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Master of Science in Management MSM and Master of Business Admin (MBA)
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Master and Ph.D.

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