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Human Relations in Organizations

Course Number: BA 285
Transcript Title: Human Relations-Organizations
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: January 15, 2015
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit

Prerequisites

WR 115, RD 115, MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores

Recommended

Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121 and BA 101

Course Description

Explores interactions, challenges, and opportunities in organizations by examining individual and small group behavioral theories, motivational theories and strategies, and life-work balance considerations. Includes a review of issues and challenges of interfacing technology with employees. Explores various leadership styles, different methods for dealing with change and conflict resolution in the workplace.  Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommended prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121 and BA 101. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify various challenges and opportunities of managing a diverse workforce locally and globally.
  2. Apply individual and small group human behavioral theories and concepts in the workplace.
  3. Apply different motivational theories, reward strategies, and life-work balance considerations to improve individual and or group performance.
  4. Identifyand implement strategies to address the challenges of interfacing technology and employees.
  5. Select between different leadership styles and management models in order to respond to a variety of situations.
  6. Select useful methodologies to deal with change-management and or conflict resolution in the workplace.

Alignment with Institutional Core Learning Outcomes

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment strategies may include:

  • Class participation
  • Group projects
  • Small group work
  • Business Model or Business Game
  • Presentation(s)
  • Practice Set(s)
  • Case Study
  • Portfolio(s)
  • Research paper(s)
  • Book report(s)
  • Homework assignment(s)
  • Written paper
  • Quiz
  • Exam(s)

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include lecture, discussion, demonstrations, online lessons, in class activities outside readings, small group activities, written assignments, research projects, or other activities as selected by the instructor.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues, and Skills):         

  • Understand the value of persons in an organization
  • Summarize organization behavior, background, needs, and or decision making
  • Explain some of the issues regarding cultural diversity in the workplace
  • Identify and explain the dynamics of small groups
  • Discuss the elements of leadership (motivation, techniques, and quality issues)
  • Discuss change in an organization
  • Explain employee discipline and the right to privacy
  • Discuss ways persons can control or manage stress
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges facing organizations in a global economy