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MAN 336 Syllabus-Fall 2008-1-1

MAN 336 Syllabus-Fall 2008-1-1 - FALL2008...

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F ALL 2008 MAN 336: O RGANIZATIONAL B EHAVIOR P ROFESSOR : D R . K ATHY E DWARDS Office CBA 6.458 Office Hours Tue. & Wed. 11:30am – 1:30 pm Other times available by appointment Phone office: (512) 232-9363 home: (512) 263-5538 E-Mail [email protected] Course Web Page via Blackboard (hhtp://courses.utexas.edu) Course Overview and Objectives The purpose of this course is to enhance your learning about people in organizations and to help prepare you to be an effective organizational leader. Many of the courses in the business curriculum teach you to manage information, money, and other material organizational resources. All of those skills will help you become a better manager. But it is your "people skills" that will ultimately have the most impact on your success as a leader. This course focuses on understanding the people who are the heart and soul of any organization-- their actions and interactions and how they affect the organizations in which they work. The class also seeks to increase your awareness of your own skills and strengths as an organizational leader. A special emphasis is placed in this course on the growing importance of teams in organizations and how to work with them. My mission as a management faculty member is to contribute to putting Dilbert out of business. My vision is that every one who leads people will learn enough about sound management practices that Dilbert no longer exists—or at least that no one who wears burnt orange ever provides material for a Dilbert cartoon. It is my hope that your learning in this course will help you accomplish that goal. Materials Required: Kreitner, R., & Kinicki, A. (2008). Organizational Behavior (8th Ed.). New York: Irwin McGraw-Hill. Course Requirements and Grading Your grade in the course will be determined as follows: Points Weight In-Class Contribution 1 1% 5 5% Cross-Cultural Interview 3 3% Exams 40 40% Self-Assessments 15 15% Top Ten Take-Aways 1 1% Team Service Project 20 20%
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Dr. Edwards MAN 336—Fall 2008 page 2 Final Exam 15 15% 100 100 % Description of Requirements Class Contribution (1%) Each of you has valuable organizational experience, and that experience will provide different perspectives on the concepts discussed. Therefore, as you will see, both in your teams and in class, a sizeable portion of your learning will be dependent upon listening to, interacting with, and discussing issues with your peers. Moreover, this course demands analysis, synthesis and evaluation of those concepts for a variety of situations and applications. To this end, active discussion is required in order to permit the exploration of ideas. Therefore, as a member of this class, it is part of your responsibility to actively contribute to the learning of your peers. You are welcome to consult with me regarding your class contribution performance at any time during the course. Some of the things that have an impact on effective class participation and contribution are the
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