Course Summary
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ACE Course Number:
11 weeks (56.2 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Organizational Behavior


The course objective is to provide students exposure to important theories and conceptual models for analyzing, understanding, and managing human behavior within organizations. Throughout the course, students will examine a wide range of organizational situations and examples of human behavior, and learn how to connect them to foundational theories and effective practical management methods.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Compare how Organizational Behavior varies in different cultures.
  • Compare the different theories of motivation in organizations and to be able to apply these theories in organizational situations
  • And explain the use of leadership power in organizations, including theories of how it is gained and wielded.
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to explain the theoretical foundations and basic facts of organizational behavior
  • Understand the psychological foundations of Organizational Behavior, including cognitive processes, learning mechanisms, attitudes, and judgments and decision making.
  • Explain the philosophical approaches to ethical behavior in behavior in organizations and the various business situations where ethical decisions are made
  • And to be able to articulate one's personal ethical stance
  • Explain the psychological foundations of stereotypes and prejudice and the concept of cultural diversity as it applies to the workforce
  • Explain how teams function in organizations

General Course Topics:

  • Introduction to organizational behavior
  • Social perception and managing diversity
  • Organizational culture, socialization, and mentoring
  • Communication in the digital age
  • Individual differences and emotions
  • Values and attitudes
  • Positive organizational behavior
  • Foundations of employee motivation
  • Performance management
  • Groups and teams
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

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