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Organizational Behavior

I.     Course Prefix/Number: MGT 205

       Course Name: Organizational Behavior

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

MGT 117

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course develops skills and competencies needed by managers and professionals to effectively contribute to an organization. Content focus is on individual behavior in an organization; impact of work teams within an organization; and organizational systems. Recommendation: MGT 117.

IV.   Learning Objectives

1.     Develop insight, sensitivity, and an improved understanding of people in organizations (both leaders and followers)
2.    Verify the impact of behavior science in organizations, specifically perception, decision making, quality of work life, values, motivation, leadership, and job satisfaction.
3.    Determine how groups function in organizations and how groups and individuals interact including group dynamics, conflict resolution, and team work.
4.    Evaluate essential management skills in the global environment, including individual rights and responsibilities, ethics and trends.

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

•    Managing people in a global economy
•    Organizational culture and ethics
•    Developing the global manager
•    Understanding social perception and managing diversity
•    Assessing individual differences
•    Job design and satisfaction
•    Equity, expectancy and goal setting
•    Performance evaluations and positive reinforcement
•    Making Decisions
•    Effective teams in an organization
•    Managing conflict and negotiating
•    Influence, power and politics
•    Leadership
•    Organizational change
•    Designing effective organizations

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Presentation will include lecture, class discussion, readings, guest speakers, exercises and case studies.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Reading assignments
Written assignments
Oral presentations
Case Studies
Journal readings

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Varies by instructor.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Grades are based on written assignments, classroom presentations, case briefs and attendance
30% Case Studies
10% Class Participation
30% Written Assignments
30% Planning Assignment

XI.   Other Course Information

1.     Use of Computers and Information Technology:
When you apply at Oakton as a credit student, you are automatically assigned a computer network account and email address.  While you are registered for classes and any financial obligations to the College are fulfilled, you may use this account to log into workstations in any of the open or classroom computer labs.  Your account gives you access to the wide variety of application programs available on Oakton's Network and on-campus access to the Internet. 

Rules for computer use are posted in computer labs as well as available in writing in each of the labs. Lab assistants and tutors are available to assist you in the lab regarding software and hardware questions.

Users of the College’s information technology facilities and resources, including hardware, software, networks, and computer accounts, are expected to use computer resources responsibly and appropriately, respecting the rights of other information technology users and respecting all contractual and license agreements.

Under no circumstances is any of the software used at Oakton to be copied. Copying software is in violation of Federal law and College policies. Suspected violations will be vigorously investigated and, if warranted, appropriate penalties applied. Specifically, you do not have the right (1) to make copies of software for yourself or others, (2) to receive and use unauthorized copies of software, or (3) copy all or parts of a program written by someone else.

2.     College Policy on the Observance of Religious Holidays:
Oakton Community College recognizes the broad diversity of religious beliefs of its constituencies. The College has embraced a practice of shared responsibility in the event a religious observance interferes with class work or assignments. Students who inform instructors well in advance of an intended absence for a major religious observance will not be penalized. The instructor will make reasonable accommodations for students, which may include providing a make up test, altering assignment dates, permitting a student to attend another section of the same course for a class period or similar remedies. Instructors are not responsible for teaching material again.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.