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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6055
Tracking Number - 2768

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-15
Campus: Tampa
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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-02-15
  2. Department: Management
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: TPA/140500/10000
  5. Contact Person: Sally Riggs Fuller
  6. Phone: 8139741766
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MAN
  9. Number: 6055
  10. Full Title: Human Behavior and Organization
  11. Credit Hours: 2
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (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):
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: 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.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  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? all MBA students and all MS in Management students
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. 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
  29. Objectives: 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.

  30. 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

  31. Major Topics: Leadership; Individual Differences; Motivation: Employee Attitudes; Employee Performance
  32. Textbooks: Robbins & Judge, Organization Behavior, 14th Edition, ISBN: 13:978-0-13-612401-6, Prentice Hall, 2007
  33. 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.
  34. 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%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: DATE WEEK TOPIC ASSIGNMENT

    Oct 19 1

    Introduction to Course and Field of Study.

    Evidence-Based Management.

    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

    Selected Readings

    Nov 2 3 Motivation Concepts and Applications.

    Emotions and Moods. (Team Meetings).

    Chapters 5, 6, 7

    Selected Readings

    Nov 9 4

    Mid-Term Examination.

    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

    Selected Readings

    Nov 23 6

    Leadership. Power and Politics.

    Conflict and Negotiation.

    Second series of Team Presentations—Part II.

    Chapters 11, 12, 13

    Selected Readings

    Nov 30 7

    Foundations of Organization Structure.

    Organizational Culture and Change.

    Third series of Team Presentations—Part II.

    Chapters 14, 15, 16

    Selected Readings

    Dec 7 8

    Final Examination.

    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

  36. 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: (

    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.

  37. 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.
  38. Program This Course Supports: MBA and MS in Management
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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