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IAS 330 Human Relations in Organizations (3 credits)

Course Description

The study of human relationships in organizations as they pertain to management theories, processes, and organizational systems and structures.  Vertical, lateral, and diagonal relationships, planning techniques, and strategies as well as techniques of systems intervention and problem solving are studied.

Learning Results

This class is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to cultivate and maintain productive relationships in organizations.  The focus of this course is on each student’s personal development, which requires the student’s ongoing self-analysis acknowledgement of weaknesses, and a willingness and self-motivation to improve.  Specifically, students will:
• Identify elements that distinguish personality styles, learning styles, conflict behaviors and styles, leadership styles, situational supervisory styles, and communication styles
• Use a variety of information sources, comparing and contrasting intrinsic performance
• Identify elements of organizational behavior and change including organizational climate, culture, power, ethics, and organizational development techniques
• Assess the elements of teamwork such as team development stages, leadership skills, team dynamics, problem-solving and decision-making approaches, and team building
• Develop human relations skills to apply in their personal and professional life
• Be able to use their knowledge and skills to effectively share their faith


Learning Documentation

This course includes a learner's journal, three case analyses, two video analyses, a research paper, and three exams.

Learning Evaluation

All assignments and exams are worth 100 points each, for a total of 1,000 points possible in the course.

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