Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6055
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Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): change the title from "Human Behavior and Organizations" to "Organizational Behavior and Leadership"
Comments: to GC 3/7/12; ok 3/26/12. back to GC 4/2/12; to USF Syst for conc 4/5/12; to GC 4/16/12; to SCNS 4/16/12; SCNS appd eff 6/1/12
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2768 2012-02-15 Department College Budget Account Number Management BA TPA/140500/10000 Contact Person Phone Sally Riggs Fuller 8139741766 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title MAN 6055 Human Behavior and Organization Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
This course is intended to provide a foundation for the study of organizations and organizational behavior. It will familiarize participants with existing research, theories, models, concepts and issues in the field of Organizational Behavior.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
B. 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?
all MBA students and all MS in Management students
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
doctorate in management or related field
- Other Course Information
1. To acquaint students with basic concepts and processes of organizational behavior theory and practice.
2. To develop awareness of how managers or leaders can positively affect outcomes of productivity, growth, and satisfaction among members of an organization.
3. To provide opportunities to enhance personal application of organizational behavior knowledge and skills.
4. To prepare students for advanced study of various courses that build on the core knowledge of this one.
B. Learning Outcomes
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
• Identify the key variables influencing individual, group, and organizational behavior patterns
• Adapt their own behavior and interact effectively with others to achieve personal and organization goals
• Pursue advanced courses in management, leadership, and organization
• Advance to higher professional positions of management/leadership in employer organizations
C. Major Topics
Leadership; Individual Differences; Motivation: Employee Attitudes; Employee Performance
Robbins & Judge, Organization Behavior, 14th Edition, ISBN: 13:978-0-13-612401-6, Prentice Hall, 2007
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
• Additional Readings will be noted in addendum to Syllabus to be accessed via Blackboard, or Class Handouts, or Website Links provided when class begins.
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
• Regular 0n-time Class Attendance, Active Participation, and “Lessons Learned” Paper 25%
(If your schedule does not permit you to attend class regularly and meet outside a few
times with a team, please do not enroll in this course. Rare valid excuses accepted.)
• Mid-Term Examination (Multiple Choice—quick check of progress in early chapters) 25%
• Final Examination (MC plus options to be determined—essay and/or TF—non-cumulative) 25%
• Team Activity Project and related “Team Actions-Observations-Reflections” Paper 25%
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
DATE WEEK TOPIC ASSIGNMENT
Oct 19 1
Introduction to Course and Field of Study.
Personality and Values. (Class Team Formation).
Chapters 1, 2
Get Started with Readings
Oct 26 2 Perception and Individual Decision Making.
Job Attitudes. (Team Meetings).
Chapters 3, 4
Nov 2 3 Motivation Concepts and Applications.
Emotions and Moods. (Team Meetings).
Chapters 5, 6, 7
Nov 9 4
Team Assignment—Part I (Note Part II to come in
Class 5, 6,or 7, depending on specific topic involved).
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and Lectures/Discussions
Nov 16 5
Foundations of Group Behavior.
Work Teams. Communication.
First series of Team Presentations—Part II.
Chapters 8, 9, 10
Nov 23 6
Leadership. Power and Politics.
Conflict and Negotiation.
Second series of Team Presentations—Part II.
Chapters 11, 12, 13
Nov 30 7
Foundations of Organization Structure.
Organizational Culture and Change.
Third series of Team Presentations—Part II.
Chapters 14, 15, 16
Dec 7 8
Lessons Learned Paper due. Any remaining papers due.
Course Wrap-Up Activities as Needed.
Chapters 8,9,10,11,12,13,14, 15,16, Lectures/Discussions
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
In fairness to all students, exams must be taken at the scheduled time unless a valid excuse is given. Documentation will usually be required. A doctor’s note should state that you were physically unable to take an exam (simply saying that you saw a doctor on a certain date is not sufficient). IF A MAKE-UP IS TO BE CONSIDERED, THE STUDENT MUST NOTIFY THE INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO THE EXAM. AT THE INSTRUCTOR’S DISCRETION, THE STUDENT MAY BE GIVEN A MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAM, TRUE AND FALSE EXAM, ESSAY EXAM, OR SOME COMBINATION.
J. Program This Course Supports
MBA and MS in Management
- Course Concurrence Information