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John Molson School of Business
Department of Management Comm 222: Organizational Behaviour and Theory Winter 2013

General
 Information
 
Comm
 222
  Section
 E
  Class
 times:
 Monday
 &
 Wednesday
 8:45
 –
 10:00
  Class
 location:
 MB
 3.430
  Credits:
 3
 
  Instructor:
 Michel
 Greiche
  Telephone:
 (514)
 848-­‐2424
 
 Ext.
 5492
  Email:
 mgreiche@jmsb.concordia.ca
 
  Course
 Information:
 Firstclass
 

  Course
 Description
 

  This
 course
 is
 designed
 to
 provide
 students
 with
 an
 opportunity
 to
 study
 individual
 behaviour
  in
 formal
 organizations.
 Through
 theoretical,
 case
 and
 experiential
 approaches,
 the
 focus
 of
  instruction
 progressively
 moves
 through
 individual,
 group
 and
 organizational
 levels
 of
  analysis.
 Topics
 in
 the
 course
 include
 perception,
 learning,
 personality,
 motivation,
  leadership,
 group
 behaviour,
 and
 organizational
 goals
 and
 structure.
 
  Prerequisites:
 COMM
 210,
 212.
 
 NOTE:
 Students
 who
 have
 received
 credit
 for
 MANA
 202
 may
 not
 take
 this
 course
 for
 credit.
 
 

1

2

Learning
 Objectives
 

  At
 the
 end
 of
 this
 course,
 you
 should
 be
 able
 to:
  1. Discuss
 the
 major
 concepts
 relating
 to
 human
 behavior
 in
 organizations
 and
 the
  interrelationships
 between
 these
 concepts.
  2. Evaluate
 these
 concepts
 critically
 in
 terms
 of
 their
 utility,
 applications,
 and
 limitations.
  3. Diagnose
 and
 solve
 organizational
 problems
 by
 applying
 material
 learned
 in
 the
 course.
  4. Communicate
 ideas
 related
 to
 organizational
 behavior,
 both
 orally
 and
 in
 writing.
  5. Effectively
 collaborate
 on
 team
 projects.
 

  COURSE
 EXPECTATIONS
 

  Active
 participation
 is
 emphasized
 in
 this
 class.
 Students
 are
 expected
 to
 come
 to
 class
  prepared
 to
 participate!
 
  How
 can
 you
 prepare?
 
   Read
 the
 assigned
 chapters
 and
 come
 to
 class
 prepared
 to
 discuss
 the
 materials.
   Read
 the
 assigned
 case,
 think
 through
 the
 answers
 to
 the
 questions,
 and
 be
 prepared
  to
 discuss
 them
 in
 class.
   Attend
 all
 classes.
   Arrive
 on
 time
 and
 stay
 for
 the
 whole
 class.
   Contribute
 to
 the
 creation
 of
 an
 environment
 conducive
 to
 learning
 (e.g.,
 avoid
  “chatting”
 with
 your
 classmates
 about
 topics
 unrelated
 to
 the
 course
 during
 class;
 turn
  off
 your
 cell
 phone
 when
 you
 enter
 the
 classroom).
   Do
 not
 use
 your
 laptop
 for
 anything
 other
 than
 class-­‐related
 activities.
   Contribute
 to
 class
 discussions
 and
 exercises.
 
  Prerequisite:
 You
 are
 expected
 to
 know
 how
 to
 search
 for
 appropriate
 literature
 for
 your
  assignments
 (scientific
 and
 general)
 at
 our
 library.
 It
 is
 strongly
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