COMM 222 Syllabus - Winter 2010

COMM 222 Syllabus - Winter 2010 - Course Outline...

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Course Outline Organizational Behavior and Theory Commerce Program Winter 2010 General Information Course Number: COMM 222 Credits: 3 Professor: Dr. Dev Bhave Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 2916 Email: dbhave@jmsb.concordia.ca Office: MB 14-109 Office hours: Wednesday, 1-2 pm or by appointment Organizational Behaviour is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on people’s behaviour within organizations, for the purpose of improving organizations’ effectiveness. This course focuses on such topics as leadership skills, employee motivation, group structure and dynamics, conflict resolution, stress, decision making communication, attitude development, personality, and job design.
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Course Name – Semester – Last Revised 2010-01-05 COMM 222 At-a-glance Session Date Topic Readings from Textbook / Activity Assignments / Evaluation January 6 Introduction Chapter 1 January 13 Personality and Learning Perception Chapter 2 Chapter 3 January 20 Values and Attitudes Chapter 4 Case Study : The Well Paid Receptionist Team Project: Names of Team Members and identify the Organization and Topic January 27 Motivation Chapter 5 February 3 Compensation and Job Design Chapter 6 February 10 MIDTERM February 17 Group Dynamics Chapter 7 February 24 MID-TERM BREAK March 3 Social influence Chapter 8 Case Study : Changing the Culture at Home Depot March 10 Leadership Chapter 9 March 17 Decision Making Chapter 11 March 24 Power Chapter 12 Case Study : WestJet Spies on Air Canada Team Project: Paper due beginning of class March 31 Conflict and Stress Chapter 13 April 7 Study Break* Note: In the event of extraordinary circumstances beyond the University's control, the content and/or evaluation scheme in this course is subject to change. Please consider it your responsibility to remain informed about what happens in class, including any changes to the schedule.
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Course Name – Semester – Last Revised 2010-01-05 Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, you should be able to: 1. discuss the major concepts relating to human behavior in organizations and the interrelationships between these concepts 2. evaluate these concepts critically in terms of their utility, applications, and limitations 3. diagnose and solve organizational problems by applying material learned in the course 4. communicate ideas related to organizational behavior, both orally and in writing 5. Effectively collaborate on team projects C OURSE E XPECTATIONS Active participation is emphasized in this class. Students are expected to come to class prepared to participate! How can you prepare? Read the assigned chapters and come to class prepared to discuss the materials Read the assigned case, think through the answers to the questions, and be prepared to discuss them in class Attend all classes Arrive on time and stay for the whole class Contribute to the creation of an environment conducive to learning (e.g., avoid “chatting” with your classmates about topics unrelated to the course during
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