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DEPARTMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SUPERVISION OLS 252 Human Behavior in Organizations Tuesday/Thursday Schedule - Spring Semester 2010 LECTURE INSTRUCTOR: Rodney Vandeveer email: [email protected] 494-6804 Young Hall, Room 444 Vern Dahlstrom email: [email protected] 494-0411 Young Hall, Room 453 RECITATION INSTRUCTOR: ____________________________ email: ______________________________ MEETING TIMES: Lecture: Section ______________ Time: _________________ Recitation: Section ___________ Time: _________________ COURSE REQUIREMENTS Human Behavior in Organizations , by Vandeveer, and Menefee, Prentice Hall Publishing, 2010 2 nd Edition (with online access card to the Self-Assessment Library 3.4 by Stephen Robbins (with online access card to the Self-Assessment Library 3.0 by Stephen Robbins). COURSE CATALOG DESCRIPTION This course provides a survey of the human and organizational behavioral concepts and principles providing a foundation for the understanding of individual and group behavior in organizations with special emphasis on typical interpersonal and leadership behaviors. This course is a service course providing interpersonal leadership development to many other majors. COURSE GOALS OLS 252 teaches a systematic approach, as opposed to intuition or common sense approach, for understanding human behavior as it relates to individual, team, and corporate leadership. As a result, decisions and leadership impacting others will be improved. COURSE OBJECTIVES: ( We move toward what we picture in our mind ) 1. To help students gain an understanding of the behaviors of individuals, groups, and organizations for the development of effective interpersonal skills use in the workplace. 2. To use self-assessments exercises as a means to assist the learner in discovery of one’s own behavior preference. 3. Understand the types of groups and experience group behavior through a team activity. 4. Identify the trait, behavioral, contingency, situational, and contemporary theories of leadership. 5. Complete two writing assignments discussing individual and group behaviors through his or her team experience. 6. To dispel the erroneous notion that effective organizational behavior is simply “common sense” but rather reinforce the systematic study of organizational behavior as a means to better predict behaviors. COURSE OUTCOMES : ( Only those who risk going too far will ever know how far they can go .) By the end of the course the students will: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of historical and contemporary theories of human behavior elements through multiple exams. Experience group dynamics and organizational development by participating in a team research project, topic development and team presentation. Discover and document one’s behavior preferences through self assessments.
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Demonstrate his or her ability to use oral and written communications to express ideas effectively and persuasively through one team presentation and two written assignments.
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