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Minzu University of China
MHR 300 - Organizational Behavior
Summer 2015

Professor: Paul Tiffany, Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley
Class hours: Monday through Thursday, 2 hours (13:40-15:40) each day
Discussion: Friday, 1 hour (13:40-14:40)
Review Section: Friday, 1 hour (14:40-15:40)
Credit: 4
Total contact hours: 60 hours (50 minutes each)
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This four-credit Minzu University course MHR 300, Organizational Behavior, is focused This offering of MHR 300 will be highly participatory, relying on class discussion of assigned readings and case studies from the text. Students must be willing and ready to engage in classroom discussion of the subject matter if they expect to pass the course. In addition, a mid-term and final examination, small group case presentations, and short (one page) weekly write-ups will be required of all students
(see details on grading below).
TEXTBOOK
The assigned text is: S. Robbins and T. Judge, Organizational Behavior, 16th Edition
(Prentice-Hall, 2014). Earlier editions of this text are acceptable for use.
I. Introduction: Chapter 1. What Is Organizational Behavior?. II. The
Individual: Chapter 2. Diversity in Organizations; Chapter 3. Attitudes and Job
Satisfaction; Chapter 4. Emotions and Moods; Chapter 5. Personality and Values;
Chapter 6. Perception and Individual Decision Making; Chapter 7. Motivation
Concepts; Chapter 8. Motivation: From Concepts to Applications.

III. The

Group: Chapter 9. Foundations of Group Behavior; Chapter 10. Understanding
Teams; Chapter 11. Communication; Chapter 12. Leadership; Chapter 13. Power and Politics; Chapter 14. Conflict and Negotiation; Chapter 15. Foundations of
Organization Structure. IV. The Organization System: Chapter 16.

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Organizational Culture; Chapter 17. Human Resource Policies and Practices;
Chapter 18. Organizational Change and Stress Management.

OTHER RESOURCES
This course will have a full-time Teaching Assistant to provide further assistance to students as required.
COURSE SCHEDULE
Week 1: June 29-July 3
Introduction to the course
Robbins text chapters 1-4
Week 2: July 6-July 10
Robbins text chapters 5-8
Week 3: July 13-July 17
Robbins text chapters 9-11
Mid-Term Exam on July 16
Week 4: July 20-July 24
Robbins text chapters 12-15
Week 5: Jul7 27-July 31
Robbins text chapters 16-18
Course Review
Final Examination on July 30
GRADING:
The following weights will determine the student's final grade for this course:
Mid-Term Examination: 30%
Final Examination: 30%
Short Weekly One-Page Written Papers (5): 15%
Class Attendance and Participation: 15%
Small-Group Case Presentation: 10%
GRADING STANDARDS:
Grade

Point Range

Quality of Work

A

95-100

Excellent performance on all factors and clearly the best student in the classroom

A-

90-94

Outstanding performance in most aspects of the course and in the top tier of students
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Grade

Point Range

Quality of Work

B+

85-90

Above average performance but some omissions of key concepts and course content

B

80-84

Solid performance relative to better performing classmates but not up to a similar level of achievement

B-

75-79

Average performance but certain critical omissions regarding key performance variables (often including class participation)

C+

70-74

Less than satisfactory performance on several components of student evaluation criteria

C

65-69

Poor performance relative to peers on most components of course performance criteria

C-

60-64

Very poor performance and little knowledge of course concepts; barely breathing

<60

Poor attendance record, complete failure to understand the course content or purpose; perhaps in a witness protection program or totally brain-dead

D or F

Homework, Class Attendance, and Participation:
Students are required to attend all classes and participate actively. Students should treat their classroom obligations as they would treat…