Course_Outline_-_MSCI_211_-_Sept_20

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Unformatted text preview: University of Waterloo Management Sciences Department, Faculty of Engineering Organizational Behaviour (MSCI 211) - Fall Term 2009 Lecture times, Building and Room Number: M, W, F 11:30AM - 12:20PM, DC 1351 INSTRUCTOR SECTION Shahed Alam LEC 001 OFFICE CPH 4328 EMAIL / UW ext. msalam@uwaterloo.ca / ext. 35156 OFFICE HOUR Wednesdays 2.00-3.00PM Course
Description
and
Objectives
 The primary objective of this course is to teach students about the effects of individual and group behaviour on organizational processes and outcomes. The course also examines the organization as an actor and how the firm behaves in different types of environments. Throughout the course an emphasis is placed on how you, as an organizational member, might experience and interpret these processes. This course uses a variety of teaching methods to encourage both an intellectual understanding and a personal sense of the subject matter. Lecture sessions are coupled with audio-visual materials and accompanying tutorial activities, quizzes and online discussion on cases to facilitate understanding of the concepts of the course and to demonstrate their application to management situations typically encountered in organizations. There will be occasional handouts made available through the online course environment ahead of the lectures, if any. 
 Text Nancy
Langton
and
Stephen
P.
Robbins,
Fundamental
of
Organizational
Behaviour,
Third
 Canadian
Edition.
Toronto,
ON:
Pearson
Education
Canada,
2007.
The
text
is
available
in
 bookstore.

 Other
readings
may
be
occasionally
assigned
through
ACE.
 
 READINGS AND EXERCISES You will be working primarily from the textbook that also contains cases and exercises. Concepts and how they apply in organizations may appear simple on the surface, but typically they are subtle, complex, and more difficult to apply. To understand the material covered in this course and do well in the examinations it is crucial that you read the material BEFORE class sessions so that you can contribute thoughtfully to the class discussions and exercises. While it is helpful to bring your text to each class meeting, it is imperative to bring it when needed for application exercises (to be conducted during tutorial sessions). Grading The
course
grade
will
be
based
on
the
following
components:
 Tutorial
participation
(5)
 Assignment
(2),
Quiz
(2)
and
Online
Discussion
(1)
 Mid‐term
Exam
(Descriptive)
 Final
Exam
(Descriptive
+
Multiple
Choice)
 Total

 15%
 25%
 20%
 40%
(20
+
20)
 100%
 Course Website A
course
website
is
available
at
UW
‐
ANGEL
Course
Environment
(UW‐ACE)
 (https://uwangel.uwaterloo.ca).


 
 Lecture
slides
will
be
posted
prior
to
class.
Assignments,
additional
readings,
handouts
and
special
 announcements
will
also
be
posted
there.
All
the
students’
submissions
of
assignments
are
also
 through
the
ACE.
 
 
 Teaching Assistants Teaching Assistants will organize tutorials, hold an office hour to address students’ questions and concerns, mark assignments, exams, and proctor exams. TAs
will
schedule
their
regular
 office
hours.
Please
consult
your
assigned
TA. 
 
 
 
 
 TA
 Email
 y8guo@uwaterloo.ca bnorouzi@uwaterloo.ca ckuo@uwaterloo.ca mrahimin@uwaterloo.ca Office
Hours
&
Location
 Thursday (1:30 – 2:30 pm), CPH 4312 Wednesday (4:30 – 5:30pm), CPH 4312 Wednesday (1:30 - 2:30pm), CPH 4312 Thursday (4:30 - 5:30pm), CPH 4312 Ariel Guo Bahar Norouzi Kevin Kuo Mona Rahimi Nejad Tentative schedule of lecture topics and associated readings (The sequence of the topic will be followed as mentioned below, however, the actual dates may shift if needed). Date
(Day)

 14
–
Sept
(M)
 16
–
Sept
(W)

 18
–
Sept
(F)

 21
–
Sept
(M)
 23
–
Sept
(W)
 25

Sept
(F)
 28
–
Sept
(M)
 30
–
Sept
(W)
 02
–
Oct
(F)
 05
–
Oct
(M)
 07
–
Oct
(W)
 09
–
Oct
(F)
 12
–
Oct
(M)
 14
–
Oct
(W)
 16
–
Oct
(F)
 19
–
Oct
(M)
 21
–
Oct
(W)
 23
–
Oct
(F)
 26
–
Oct
(M)
 28
–
Oct
(W)
 30
–
Oct
(F)
 02
–
Nov
(M)
 04
–
Nov
(W)
 Lecture
 Topic
 #
 #
1
 What
is
Organizational
Behaviour?
 #
2
 #
3
 #
4
 #
5
 #
6
 #
7
 #
8
 #
9
 #
10
 #
11
 #
12
 
 #
13
 #
14
 #
15
 #
16
 #
17
 #
18
 #
19
 #
20
 #
21
 #
22
 What
is
Organizational
Behaviour?
 What
is
Organizational
Behaviour?
 Perception,
Personality
and
Emotions
 Perception,
Personality
and
Emotions
 Perception,
Personality
and
Emotions
 Readings
/
 Materials
 Chapter
1
 Chapter
1
 Chapter
1
 Chapter
2
 Chapter
2
 Chapter
2
 Values,
Attitudes,
and
Their
Effects
in
the
Workplace
 Chapter
3
 Values,
Attitudes,
and
Their
Effects
in
the
Workplace
 Chapter
3
 Values,
Attitudes,
and
Their
Effects
in
the
Workplace
 Chapter
3
 Motivating
Self
and
Others
 Motivating
Self
and
Others
 Motivating
Self
and
Others
 (No
Classes
for
Thanksgiving
)
 Working
in
Teams
 Working
in
Teams
 Working
in
Teams
 Organizational
Culture,
and
Change
 Organizational
Culture,
and
Change
 Organizational
Culture,
and
Change
 Communication,
Conflict,
and
Negotiation
 Communication,
Conflict,
and
Negotiation
 Communication,
Conflict,
and
Negotiation
 Power
and
Politics
 Chapter
4
 Chapter
4
 Chapter
4
 
 Chapter
5
 Chapter
5
 Chapter
5
 Chapter
10
 Chapter
10
 Chapter
10
 Chapter
6
 Chapter
6
 Chapter
6
 Chapter
7
 06
–
Nov
(F)
 09
–
Nov
(M)
 11
–
Nov
(W)
 13
–
Nov
(F)
 16
–
Nov
(M)
 18
–
Nov
(W)
 20
–
Nov
(F)
 23
–
Nov
(M)
 25
–
Nov
(W)
 #
23
 #
24
 #
25
 #
26
 #
27
 #
28
 #
29
 #
30
 #
31
 Power
and
Politics
 Power
and
Politics
 Leadership
 Leadership
 Leadership
 Decision
Making,
Creativity,
and
Ethics
 Decision
Making,
Creativity,
and
Ethics
 Decision
Making,
Creativity,
and
Ethics
 Social
Responsibility,
Climate
Change
and
 Organizations
 Social
Responsibility,
Climate
Change
and
 Organizations
 Social
Responsibility,
Climate
Change
and
 Organizations
 TBD
 TBD
 Chapter
7
 Chapter
7
 Chapter
8
 Chapter
8
 Chapter
8
 Chapter
9
 Chapter
9
 Chapter
9
 Presentations,
 Handouts
 Presentations,
 Handouts
 Presentations,
 Handouts
 TBD
 TBD
 27
–
Nov
(F)
 #
32
 30
–
Nov
(M)
 #
33
 02
–
Dec
(W)
 04
–
Dec
(F)
 #
34
 #
35
 Tutorial Dates There will be quizzes, activities and case discussions in tutorial sessions. Assignments will also be discussed during tutorial. Attendance to these tutorials is mandatory. Dates
 September
30
/
October
01

 October
7
/
October
8
 October
14
/
October
15
 November
11
/
November
12
 November
25
/
November
26
 Tutorial
#
 Tutorial
1
(Activities)
 Tutorial
2
(Activities
&
Assign
1
Handout)
 Tutorial
3
(Activities
&
Assign
2
Handout)
 Tutorial
4
(Activities
&
Quiz
1)
 Tutorial
5
(Activities
&
Quiz
2)
 Related
Readings
 Ch.1,
Ch.2
 Ch.3,
Ch.4
 Ch.5
 Ch.10,
Ch.6,
Ch.7
 Ch.8,
Ch.9
 Tutorial Times and Locations
 Tutorial
 Section
 TUT
101
 TUT
102
 TUT
103
 TUT
104
 TUT
105
 TUT
106
 TUT
107
 TUT
108
 
 
 Policies: Late
Assignments:
If
you
have
a
legitimate
reason
for
being
late
on
an
assignment,
contact
your
TA
 beforehand
to
explain
the
situation.
A
medical
note
or
other
evidences
will
be
required.
In
such
 cases,
a
1‐day
extension
may
be
granted.
Otherwise,
an
assignment
grade
will
be
reduced
by
20%
 per
day
late.

 Missed
Mid‐term
or
Final
Exam:
If
you
have
a
legitimate
reason
for
missing
the
mid‐term
exam
or
 final
exam,
contact
me
beforehand
to
explain
the
situation.
A
medical
note
or
other
evidence
will
be
 required.
In
such
cases,
a
make‐up
exam
will
be
conducted.

 *
Religious
holiday
/
event
is
not
a
legitimate
reason
unless
it
is
honoured
by
UW.
 *
Students
could
contact
me
preferably
through
email.
In
case
of
emergency,
call
my
office
 extension
and
leave
a
message.
 Procedure
for
marking
and
mark
disputes:

 All
markings
will
be
conducted
by
corresponding
TAs
within
a
week
of
submission.
Best
assignments
and
 best
exam
answers
will
be
posted
online
for
students’
reference.
I
will
check
markings
regularly
and,
if
 necessary,
adjust
marks
before
the
end
of
the
term.
 If
you
feel
you
deserve
more
marks
for
assignments,
quizzes,
or
exams,
please
write
a
paragraph
on
why
 you
should
deserve
more.
Hand
it
to
your
TA
together
with
the
original
TA’s
comments’
page
and
your
 Time
and
Date
 Class
Room
 Teaching
Assistant
 12:30‐01:20W
 01:30‐02:20W
 04:30‐05:20Th
 04:30‐05:20W
 05:30‐06:20W
 12:30‐01:20Th
 01:30‐02:20Th
 05:30‐06:20Th
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109

 RCH
109

 RCH
109

 RCH
109

 RCH
109

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109

 RCH
109

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109

 Kevin Kuo Kevin Kuo Mona Rahimi Nejad Bahar Norouzi Bahar Norouzi Ariel Guo Ariel Guo Mona Rahimi Nejad work
within
2
weeks
after
the
marks
are
released.
TA
should
review
your
written
arguments
and
make
 decision.
If
you
still
feel
unsatisfied
with
TA’s
decision,
hand
all
the
materials
to
me.
(Do
not
argue
for
 marks
less
than
1%
of
course
grade).
 Plagiarism and other academic offences Cheating
will
be
taken
seriously,
so
don’t
do
it.
Students
who
may
be
tempted
to
hand
in
someone
 else’s
work
as
if
it
were
their
own,
to
hand
work
that
was
prepared
for
a
different
course,
to
look
 over
their
neighbour’s
shoulder
for
the
answer
to
a
quiz
or
test
question,
or
to
commit
any
other
 sort
of
academic
offence
in
an
attempt
to
improve
their
grade
in
the
course,
should
first
read
the
 following
information
very
carefully:
 http://uwaterloo.ca/academicintegrity/Students/index.html
 http://uwaterloo.ca/academicintegrity/Students/stdt_basics.html
 http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/ait/
 and
other
associated
links
from
these
pages.
 Students
who
wish
to
avoid
unintentional
plagiarism
should
also
read
these
documents
to
make
sure
 they
understand
the
rules
(since
unintentional
plagiarism
still
counts
as
plagiarism
according
to
the
 policy).
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