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LSA Course Guide Search Results: UG, GR, Winter 2007, Dept = ORGSTUDY
 
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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
ORGSTUDY 305 — Social Organization and Coordination
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Johnson,Victoria

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Survey of theory and research on the social bases of human coordination. Coordinated activity ranges from relatively informal yet systematized behavior of kin networks to the formalized organization of social institutions. The course emphasizes perspectives from psychology, sociology, and economics that attempt to explain basic patterns of coordinated action, with a particular focus on action in small groups and formal organizations.

Advisory Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115), introductory sociology (SOC 100, 101, 102, or 195), and ECON 101.

ORGSTUDY 395 — Current Issues in Organizational Studies
Section 001, SEM
Exploring Careers in Organizational Studies. (Drop/Add deadline=Jan. 24).

Instructor: Nordberg,Ryan M

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Minicourse

This mini-course will explore issues in career decision making, strategies for internship/job search success and challenges and key success factors for transitioning from the academic to the professional (post-college) world. Students will learn...

  • how to identify and research career options and employment trends;

  • career decision making theories

  • how to build personal "brand equity" through resumes, cover letters and interviews

  • the value of networking and other job search strategies

  • employer expectations for candidates and new employees

Advisory Prerequisite: Introductory psychology and sociology, and ECON 101

ORGSTUDY 495 — Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Section 001, SEM
Non-Profit Organizations: Theory and Practice

Instructor: Johnson,Victoria

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Millions of Americans give their time and money every year to non-profit organizations. Non-profits have played a key role in American society since the Colonial era, providing a wide range of services and goods that include — but are by no means limited to — medical care, education, the arts, and religion. In this course, students will gain a thorough understanding of the non-profit sector as well as practical knowledge required to work successfully in a non-profit organization.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; Restricted to Organizational Studies concentrators who have completed the core course requirements.

ORGSTUDY 495 — Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Section 002, SEM
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Instructor: Garcia,Stephen M

WN 2007
Credits: 3

This course teaches negotiation and dispute resolution skills to undergraduate students interested in careers in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. The main goal of the course is to explore negotiation strategies and concepts to enable students to analyze and achieve success in bargaining and dispute resolution situations. A secondary goal is to identify and examine decision-making biases and social influence strategies so that students can effectively communicate messages, persuade others, and be aware of their own and others' cognitive biases. This course will comprise negotiation exercises, mini-lectures, class discussions, and guest speakers.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; Restricted to Organizational Studies concentrators who have completed the core course requirements.

ORGSTUDY 498 — Senior Honors Research II
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 3 — 4
Other: Honors, Indpnt Study

Honors-level independent research in the field of Organizational Studies with a designated faculty member. Taken during the Winter Academic Term of the senior year, the student completes the research and thesis begun in ORGSTUDY 497.

Advisory Prerequisite: Must be accepted into the OS Honors program by review of proposal.

ORGSTUDY 499 — Independent Study
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

Through an Independent Study project, Organizational Studies students work one-on-one with faculty supervisors to carry out academic and field-based research and engage in guided reflection about their organizational experiences.

Advisory Prerequisite: Restricted to Organizational Studies concentrators who have completed the core course requirements.

 
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