This is most recent syllabus. Your final syllabus will be given during your first day of class
Important Note: This course is cross-listed with PSYC 460. This course was formerly PYBS 460.
This course will introduce you to the basic concepts in Organizational Behavior at three levels, including the individual, interpersonal, and group. You will learn about decision-making, motivation, and personality at the individual level; power, influence, and negations at the interpersonal level; and leadership and organizational context at the group level.
Effectively using Organizational Behavior concepts means being a leader – i.e., being able to diagnose problems, communicate clearly, and make effective decisions that will motivate and influence others to effectively drive organizational change all within a diverse environment. This course will help you achieve true leadership skills within a structured classroom environment designed to support students.
At the end of this course, you will have:
- increased knowledge of organizational behavior concepts;
- developed the ability to analyze how organizations and people within them work;
- gained knowledge of how leadership motivates and influences people with regard to organizational change;
- worked with a local community partner to apply organizational behavior concepts to diagnose and communicate viable solutions for a well-defined issue;
- developed and broadcasted materials to start thinking about your future careers; and
- learned how to constructively criticize fellow students’ work.
Service Learning Project Description
You will work with a local company to help them resolve a specific issue they are currently confronting using organizational behavior concepts learned in class. At the end of the semester, you and your team will present your analysis and provide informed recommendations to the partner company. At the end of the semester, you will present your project to the Umbra community.