SEMESTER: Fall 2014
INSTRUCTOR: Mandy Judge
OFFICE HOURS: TBD
Open to continuing students only.
Throughout the course of our lives, we spend a significant amount of our time in organizations (e.g., profit-making companies, universities, churches). This course is designed to help you understand how you and others function in that context. In this course we examine intra-individual factors related to organizational behaviour, influences from the social context on the individual, and the factors affecting how individuals cooperate with, conflict with, and influence others in organizations.
McShane, Steven L. & Sandra L. Steen. Canadian Organizational Behaviour, 8th. Ed., McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., 2012.
*** Please read Chapter 1 of the text before the first class. ***
Individual Behaviour and Performance
Work Motivation Theories and Practices
Perception, Emotions, and Attitudes
Team Dynamics and Effectiveness
Power and Politics in Organizations
Conflict and Negotiation
Decision-making and Communication in Organizations
Organizational Structure and Design
5% Classroom Contributions
10% Individual Presentation & Paper
10% Quizzes (5% for each)
10% Case Presentation
5% Written Assignment
25% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
As per Fraser International College policies, attendance in class is mandatory.
Students who do not attend the first class of the semester will not be able to remain in the course, except in extenuating circumstances that are approved by the instructor and the FIC administration. Classes missed or attended late throughout the semester without a valid instructor approved reason will be reflected in your classroom contribution mark ( 2% will be deducted from your final grade for each class that is missed and 1% will be deducted for each class that is attended late). You may also be referred to the FIC counselling staff for poor attendance.
Exams (25% mid-term and 35% final exam)
There will be two exams during the semester. Each exam will be closed book and will be composed of a combination of multiple-choice and short-answer questions. The breakdown of questions will be provided in class. The final exam will not be cumulative. The mid-term is 2 hours and will be worth 25% of your final mark and the final exam will be 3 hours and worth 35% of your final mark. You must bring picture identification to exams. See the policy below for information on missed exams.
Individual Presentation (10% - 5% Presentation – 5% Written paper)
By end of lecture two students will be provided with the topics which can be used for the individual presentation. As these presentations will be completed throughout the course, order in which each student will present will also be determined in lecture one. An evaluation document will be provided to ensure students are aware of the assessment criteria being used for the marking. The written part is a one page double spaced paper which will describe how you reached your decision and why you are choosing what you have. You are required to include your MB survey results as an attachment to your written work.
At the date of your presentation please provide: a hard copy of your power point presentation ad your written paper.
Presentation will range between 5-7 minutes.
Quizzes (5% each quiz-10% total)
These quizzes will assess your understanding of the course material and provide you with feedback on how you are doing in the course, prior to the mid-term and final exam. Each quiz will include questions in the true/false and/or multiple-choice format. You should be current on your assigned reading, up to and including the assigned reading for the week of the quiz. Please refer to the semester schedule for the dates of the quizzes.
Quiz # 1: