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1 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS COURSE SYLLABUS MGMT 3720.003 – Organizational Behavior Spring Semester, 2010 Catalog Description: MGMT 3720 is a junior-level survey course designed to provide you with an overview of the field management. MGMT 3720 is a core topic required of all students majoring in one of the many degree plans of the College of Business Administration at UNT. The course title, Organizational Behavior, is defined as the study of individual behavior and group dynamics in organizational settings. In the collective judgment of COBA faculty, the research, theory, and practices described in our Organizational Behavior literature represents the very best introductory explanation for the behavior of managers in for profit firms/ organizations. UNT’s Undergraduate Catalog states: 3720. Organizational Behavior. 3 hours. Individual behavior in formal organizations. Cases, lectures and experiential exercises in organizational culture, motivation, leadership, dynamics of power, perception and attribution, communication, decision making and performance, and individual differences. Open to non-business majors. Course Objectives: The general/broad learning objectives of this course are as follows; 1. To develop an understanding of the systems approach as applied to human and organizational behavior. 2. To understand the foundations of individual behavior. 3. To understand the importance of embracing and managing diversity in organizations. 4. To identify the role of personality and perception in affecting behavior in organizations. 5. To learn about career management in organizations. 6. To examine a number of traditional and contemporary approaches to work motivation. 7. To examine the important variables in individual and group decision making and problem solving. 8. To develop an awareness of the potent role of groups and teams in organizations, and how they impact performance. 9. To learn how to be a contributing member of a productive team. 10. To understand the importance of managing conflict and negotiation in organizations. 11. To appreciate the role of influence tactics, empowerment, and politics in organizations. 12. To review the current state of knowledge with respect to leadership and leader behavior. 13. To learn about work design and technology in organizations. 14. To learn about organizational culture. 15. To understand how to manage change in organizations. 16. To appreciate the role of diversity in the workplace. 17. To learn how to manage occupational stress in organizations. 18. To apply course concepts to practical organizational problems.
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2 Instructor Information: The instructor for this course is Dr. J. Lynn Johnson. Office: BA 317E. Phone: (940) 565-3147; FAX (940)-565-4394; E-MAIL: [email protected] Conference hours: Because our course is 100% online delivered, our course and academic counseling will most likely occur using e-mail and cell phones. Please see my contact information above. I read e-mail each day, Monday—Sunday, during the
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