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PSYC521 - Organizational Behavior

Course Details

Course Code: PSYC521 Course ID: 4981 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

In this course, students will learn about human behavior in a variety of organizational contexts. The influence of inter and intrapersonal behavior, motivation, group dynamics, leadership, organizational culture/structure, and ethics in organizational behavior will be explored through study of organizational behavioral theory, research, and case studies.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Students will be able to define the concepts and theories associated with organizational culture, identifying the factors that contribute to its development and maintenance.
  2. Students will be able to analyze and define the consequences of motivation, personality, attitudes, and the behavior of employees in organizational settings.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate the appropriate implementation of organizational groups, teams, structures, and designs.
  4. Students will be able to explore the role that leadership and power play in organizations in the context of organizations.
  5. Students will be able to define the basic of job design and effective assessment strategies.
  6. Students will be able to comprehend effective communication and the decision-making process in the workplace.
  7. Students will be able to evaluate ethics, diversity, globalization and technology and the psychological influences on human behavior in real-world examples of case studies in organizational settings.

Discussions
Students will engage in dialogs with classmates and the course instructor on interactive threaded discussions. A substantive “initial” post in response to instructor posted topical and general instructions on the discussions is required as are a minimum of three replies to classmates’ initial posts. Detailed instructions are on each discussion.

During Week 2, you will complete an Article Summary of a case study or article related to ethical behavior in the workplace.

In Week 3, Take the DISC Inventory online and write a synopsis (paper) of what your preferred style is and how understanding your colleague’s preferences may enhance your relationship in the workplace.

In Week 5, you will create an employee satisfaction survey for an organization of your choice. It can be an organization that you presently work with or a hypothetical organization

Ideal Organization Paper
This assignment requires synthesis of course information related to an Ideal Organizational Plan: This assignment is designed to demonstrate that you comprehend the elements that are required for an organization to be successful.

Detailed instructions are located in the classroom Assignments folder.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: All written assignments must be in the student’s own words, with content based on published materials paraphrased or quoted if used verbatim, source cited and referenced correctly per formatting rules of the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition. Any direct quotes of published material, which must be used very sparingly, must be placed inside quotation marks with a source credit immediately following.

Failure to do the above constitutes plagiarism, which, if found in papers, essay tests or discussion forum posts, will result in a zero score, with no option for rewriting and resubmitting to recoup lost point, and a report sent to the Registrar’s Office.

Grading:

Name Grade %
Forums 32.00 %
Week 1 Discussion Forum 6.44 %
Week 2 Discussion Forum 6.44 %
Week 4 Discussion Forum 6.44 %
Week 6 Discussion Forum 6.44 %
Week 8 Discussion Forum 6.44 %
Week 2 Case Study Assignment 11.00 %
Week 3 DISC Inventory and Paper 11.00 %
Week 5 Employee Satisfaction Survey 16.00 %

Week 7 Ideal Organization Paper

30.00 %

Book Title: Organizational Behavior: Integrating Individuals, Groups, and Organizations (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Author: Campoux
Publication Info: Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 9781138949089


Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
Author:
Publication Info:
ISBN: ERESERVE NOTE

Book Title:Organizational Behavior: Integrating Individuals, Groups, and Organizations (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9781138949089
Publication Info:Taylor and Francis
Author:Campoux
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.