MAN4201 Syllabus

MAN4201 Syllabus - Florida A&M University School of...

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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Summer 2010 - MAN 4201-301 "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle “No Excuse is acceptable; no effort is adequate until it is effective” Sybil C. Mobley (SBI motto) “Dependability, Responsibility, Accountability, Leadership: SBI’s core competencies for leadership development.” Professor: Amos J. Bradford, Ph.D. Phone: (850) 412-7755 E-mail: amos.bradford@famu.edu Office: SBI North Wing - Room 440 Office Hours: T, TH 11:00-12:30am; 5:00-6:00pm or by appointment T, TH Meeting Time: 9:30-10:45am Location: SBI North 440 Course Description Course Description: This course examines the actions and attitudes that individuals exhibit within an organizational context. It utilizes both theory and practical application to analyze how individuals and groups impact the behavior within an organization. It develops an understanding of organizational phenomena regarding individual differences, interpersonal influence, communication, leadership, power and politics, ethical decision- making, motivation, and organizational culture. The focus is on improving productivity and other areas of performance improvement. Prerequisite : Principles of Management (MAN 3025) and senior standing. Core course: Yes Computer Use: e-mail, Internet, Blackboard Modes of instruction: group based learning, lecture, audio/visual, and class discussion. Course Objectives At the completion of this course, the student will have studied the major topic areas within the field of Organizational Behavior (OB) and the challenges and opportunities for managers as they seek to apply OB principles within organizations. The student will be able to: 1. Learn principles and theories that describe the how’s and why’s of individuals’ behaviors in organizations. 2. Use principles and theories learned to systematically analyze organizational issues. 3. Apply OB principles regarding communication, ethical decision-making, leadership, and teamwork. Required Materials
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Text or e-book: Stephen P. Robbins (2009), Organizational Behavior, 13 th Edition, Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ; Robbins: Self-Assessment Battery version 3.4. Additional Resources (1) A Manual for Writers of Term Papers Theses, and Dissertations – Kate L. Turabian (2) Prentice Hall Website - At the companion web site for the text, you will find self assessments, quizzes, videos, research guidelines and recent news articles. Robbins Self-Assessment battery can be purchased at http://www.mypearsonstore.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0136083765 . Quizzes and Class Participation (5% of final grade) Throughout the semester there are a series of quizzes, exercises and assessments. They allow you to apply course ideas to current events, your own life, or career. They are also intended to sharpen your test-taking skills. Allow your classmates and the Professor to benefit from your knowledge and viewpoints. Feel free to ask questions.
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MAN4201 Syllabus - Florida A&M University School of...

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