Course Description

Course Name

Organizational Behavior

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The goal of this seminar is to strengthen interpersonal and managerial skills by increasing one's knowledge about human and organizational behavior. In order to accomplish this goal, work behavior will be examined at three levels of analysis: individual, group, and organizational. The course will focus on some of the behavioral problems and issues commonly encountered in organizational settings and will provide a conceptual framework for analyzing and addressing these problems/issues. The primary area of analysis will be perception, personality, motivation, leadership, communication, group dynamics, organizational change/development, and organizational culture. The course will include both theoretical and practical elements but special emphasis will be given to appropriate applications of the theories, concepts, and techniques discussed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES / OUTCOMES:
After the successful completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, competencies, and values:

  • Explain key perceptual processes and personality traits that affect work behavior.
  • Explain key psychological and sociological theories of human behavior associated with work behavior
  • Apply various theories, concepts, and ?principles? of organization to case study situations.
  • Use theories and concepts from various perspectives to analyze real world administrative practice.
  • Discuss major theories of motivation, leadership, and group dynamics
  • Describe the communication process and discuss techniques to improve communication.
  • Analyze the components of organizational culture and organizational change.
  • Assess the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and group dynamics of real world work situations.
  • Use theories and concepts related to human behavior in organizations to diagnose specific personal and professional situations.
  • Apply specific models and techniques to case study situations
  • Demonstrate the ability to read critically and to interpret and summarize the main points of theoretical writings,
  • Demonstrate graduate level writing skills, including appropriate citation and grammar, effective organization, and comprehensive coverage of content.

*Course content subject to change