EMPR 270: Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

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Term: Not offered in the 2023-24 academic year

Course Description: This is an introductory survey course of theory and research on individual and group processes (including personality, motivation, communication, and leadership), as well as structural and economic forces (including organizational design, power relations, inter-organizational ties, social norms, and laws) that shape the contemporary workplace.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Analyze and explain individual, interpersonal, and group behaviour in organizations using key theoretical frameworks
  2. Describe and assess the basic elements of organizational structure and evaluate their impact on organizational effectiveness.
  3. Describe and assess the basic elements of organizational culture and evaluate their impact on organizational effectiveness.
  4. Explain how to influence change in organizations

Learning Hours: 120 (36L;84P)

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Detailed descriptions of each assignment, including the rubrics used for evaluation, are available on the course onQ website under the assignments tab.

Weekly Mini-Assignments 5%
Weekly Quizzes 10%
Participation in Thursday Sessions 10%
Concept Application Papers 20%
Team Organizational Analysis Project 20%
Team Member Contribution 5%
Final Exam 5%

Prerequisites: Level 2 or above

Exclusions: COMM 151; COMM 251