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O RGANIZATION T HEORY C OURSE : B US 374 D1 TIME: THUR, 11:30 AM - 2:20 PM SEMESTER: Summer 2010 CLASSROOM: WMC 3520 OFFICE: WMC 4353 INSTRUCTOR: Majid Ghorbani OFFICE HOURS: Tu 2:30 – 4:15 EMAIL: WebCT Th 2:30 – 4:15 No tutorials for this course. Appointments for more help could be arranged with prior notification (e-mail). Required Text: Daft, R. & Armstrong, A. Organizational Theory and Design, 1st edition. Thomson Nelson. ISBN-10: 0176441026 ISBN-13: 9780176441029 Alternatively you can use the following text: Daft, R.L. Organization Theory and Design (Ninth Edition); South-Western Publishing: 2007. ISBN-10: 0324405421 ISBN-13: 9780324405422 These books are available online and in print through the publisher website (http://www.swcollege.com). The website seems to allow you to buy selected chapters as well. NOTE: Some details of this course syllabus may change with or without prior notification. COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of organization theory – a field that draws on ideas from the disciplines of sociology, psychology, economics and political science. The goal is to teach students to think about and understand organizations using the concepts of organization theory. During the semester we will make the link between organization theory and actual organizational life by having students participate in organizations composed of their fellow students. “PAPERLESS” COURSE In order to minimize the amount of paper used for the class, this course will be, as much as possible, “paperless.” Assignments should be submitted electronically to Turnitin.com. All course materials will be available on the course WebCT site.
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GRADING POLICIES In accordance with the policies set out by the Faculty of Business Administration, your final grade in the course will depend on your relative standing in the class. The approximate distribution of grades will be as follows: Top 20% in the class: A grade Next 45%: B grade Next 30%: C grade Bottom 5%: D, F, N Plus and minus grades will be given within these categories. The final number of plus and minus grades will depend on the distribution of the grades within each grade range. SUMMARY OF GRADING STRUCTURE: Examinations: Midterm M/C 80 points Midterm Short Answers 80 points Final M/C 160 points Total Examinations Grade 320 Points Other Components Individual Article Analyses 100 points Group Article Analyses 160 points Internal Performance Appraisals 80 points Org Theory in Practice 140 points Total Other Components Grade 480 Points Grand Total 800 Points Bonus Research Participation 16 Points IN-CLASS ORGANIZATIONS In the first class session, every student will be assigned to an organization randomly. During the first two weeks, as students add or drop classes, some students might be added to groups. However, starting from the third session, no movements will occur. Each student must report to the organization to which s/he has been assigned, because the assignments have been made in order to try to ensure that the organizations
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