, Mon/Wed., 530-645pm
University of Texas at Dallas
P.O.Box 830688, SM-20
Richardson, Texas, 75083
Wednesday, 3-4pm before class or by appointment
by Daniel Goleman
The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave
by Leigh Branham
You will need three (3) scantron forms # 882-E available in the bookstore.
This course will provide you with an introduction to the field of Organizational Behavior.
We will cover many
topics at the individual, group, and organizational levels.
Attendance is expected.
Purposes of the course
- By the time you leave this class, you should be able to:
1) develop insight and sensitivity in regards to people in organizations,
2) develop an understanding of
Organizational Behavior as a behavioral science that impacts individuals,
specifically through decision making, values, motivation, leadership, perception, and job satisfaction,
3) develop an understanding of how groups function and how groups and individuals interact through
group dynamics, conflict resolution, and team work,
4) apply associated theories to individual, group, and organization level behavior,
5) respond in a profitable manner to the impact that diversity and ethics have on organizations,
6) transfer the research, concepts, and theories in the study of organizational behavior to real-life settings.
Program Learning Objectives
- upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1) explain and apply major theoretical and scholarly approaches, empirical findings, and historical trends in
a social/behavioral science
2) explain and apply basic research methods in a social/behavioral science.
3) identify, explain, and apply modes of critical thinking used in a social/behavioral science.
Final Grade Calculation
will be as follows (percent of total points):
97 and above
93 – 96.99
90 – 92.99
Grade evaluation mix
87 – 89.99
83 – 86.99
80 – 82.99
77 – 79.99
73 – 76.99
70 – 72.99
Attendance(10 random days) 5%
67 – 69.99
63 – 66.99
60 – 62.99
anything below 60%, is a grade of F
There will not be a make-up exam if you miss a test.
If you miss a test, you will take a cumulative final test
covering the material on the test you missed plus the material from the 3
If you score poorly on a test,
you do not have the option of taking a cumulative final exam.
If you wish to do well in this class
attend class regularly, this should be taken for granted
take good notes (I don’t supply copies if you are not here)
do well on exams
arrive on time, don’t suggest a time to leave
try to not get up in the middle of a lecture and walk out, be courteous to everyone
do your own work, no side conversations, turn off all electronics