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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Instructor: Prof. Eric Cartaya

Phone: (305) 919-3403

Office: AC 2 130 A (BBC)

 

Office Hours: Online and After Class

E-mail: cartayae@fiu.edu

All students must use Web CT as the primary email channel for this class.

I cannot guarantee receipt and reply if Webmail is used

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OFFICE HOURS

Appointments can be made by contacting me through Web CT Course mail.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will be exposed to:

The fundamentals and current issues of organizational behavior, including cultural differences across all types of organizations, the importance of personality, social traits, differences in perception, motivation, job design, groups and teams and the antecedents and characteristics that lead to high performance

The role of leadership in management, power and politics. The communication and information processes, including proper communication techniques and active listening.

The decision-making process, conflict resolution, including negotiation skills, and change management both within and outside the organization

 

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TEXTBOOK

http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=index&bcsId=2090&itemId=0471681709

 

 

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COURSE PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

For more information about prerequisites, click here.

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GRADING

 

Course Requirements

Weights

Exam (3 at 20% each)

60%

Case Study Paper

20%

Other Assignments (Posts, Articles, etc.)

20%

Total

100%

 

Letter Grade

Range

Letter Grade

Range

Letter Grade

Range

   A

above 93

   B-

80 - 82

   D+

67 - 69

   A-

90 - 92

   C+

77 - 79

   D

63 - 66

   B+

87 - 89

   C

73 - 76

   D-

60 - 62

   B

83 - 86

   C-

70 - 72

   F

<59

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EXAMS

  • 3 Essay Exams will be administered throughout the semester based on classroom discussions and relevant materials from the text and other sources.

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CASE STUDY PAPER

  • Students will choose a chapter/case study from the book to be decided on the first day of class.
    • Each student will write a 3 page paper 
    • 1” margins,
    • 12 point font size.
    • You are allowed to use formatting and bullets, keeping in mind the limitations inherent with these tools.
  • It is paramount that you find the right balance of text and formatting to ensure effective communication of your ideas
  • The paper will be based on a case study from a chapter in the book.
    •  Also available online through companion website
  • The case study will present a company situation and ask questions for the students to answer, relevant to the chapter material.
  • The student's goal is to sufficiently answer the questions while utilizing the material in the chapter.
  • All papers should follow a clear, organized pattern, including an:
    • Introductory paragraph that outlines the paper and the contents to come.
    • The body of the paper should include concise answers to the questions proposed using the contents of the chapter.
    • Outside resources and examples should be used and properly cited in the paper with a bibliography.

Make sure you proofread and edit thoroughly!

There will be no leniency on this issue

  • Students must turn in a printed hard copy of the paper.
    • Papers are due at the beginning of class on the day of each exam for the given chapter.
    • Papers based on the chapters associated with the third exam are due on the last day of class, instead of when the exam for those chapters will be administered, so that I can grade the papers and return them to the students the following week at the final exam.
    • Papers turned in after the start of class will automatically be lowered by half of a letter grade.
    • Papers later than this may be lowered a minimum of a full letter grade, to be determined by the professor.

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ON-LINE QUIZZES

Students will be responsible for completing on-line quizzes relevant to each chapter on the respective due dates stipulated on the course calendar.  Quiz due dates and availability periods will be available through Web CT. 

Students will need to be very familiar with Web CT in this class

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DISABILITY NOTICE

I understand that there is Office of Disability Services available to me should I need it. It is my responsibility to contact them to process my request to have my needs met. I need to follow their procedures as to proper notification to the instructor.   

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RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS

The University's policy on religious holy days as stated in the University Catalog and Student Handbook will be followed in this class. Any student may request to be excused from (on-line) class to observe a religious holy day of his or her faith. It is imperative that each student reads and understands the Academic Honesty policies covered in class and described at: Academic Policy  

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RULES, POLICIES, and ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

Assignments from the text and other resources are listed below for each class session. Students are expected to be pace their learning according to the posted course assignments.

It is expected that interactive learning and teaching will enrich the learning experience of all students, and that each student will work in partnership with the professor to create a positive learning experience for all. Student engagement is a necessary condition for an effective learning experience, and includes contributions to debate and discussion (if any), positive interactive learning with others, and an enthusiastic attitude towards inquiry. Everyone is expected to be a positive contributor to the class learning community, and students are expected to share the responsibility of teaching each other.


Statement of Understanding between Professor and Student


Every student must respect the right of all to have an equitable opportunity to learn and honestly demonstrate the quality of their learning. Therefore, all students must adhere to a standard of academic conduct, demonstrating respect for themselves, their fellow students, and the educational mission of the University. As a student in the College of Business taking this class:

  • I will not represent someone else’s work as my own
  • I will not cheat, nor will I aid in another’s cheating
  • I will be honest in my academic endeavors
  • I understand that if I am found responsible for academic misconduct, I will be subject to the academic misconduct procedures and sanctions as outlined in the Student Handbook

Failure to adhere to the guidelines stated above may result in one of the following:
Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from the University, preventing readmission to the institution. This sanction shall be recorded on the student's transcript.
Suspension: Temporary separation of the student from the University for a specific period of time.

By taking this online course I promise to adhere to FIU’s Student Code of Academic Integrity. For details on the policy and procedure go to ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT.


NOTE: Intensive Auditing of the course will be conducted to prevent academic misconduct.

 

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EXPECTATION OF THIS COURSE

This is a traditional class where attendance is crucial to good performance. Essay exams and assignments are based more on class discussion than book material. There is an online component regarding quizzes, articles, and any other assignments presented throughout the semester.

It is the responsibility of the students to stay aware of any and all changes made via Blackboard, and to submit all assignments, articles, etc. given through Blackboard.

Online Etiquette, click here.

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COURSE CALENDAR

Changes to the syllabus possible at any time… 

It is the student's responsibility to stay informed of class progress through Coursemail on Web CT and posts to the discussion forum on Web CT

Date

Topic

Quizzes/Exams

Lectures/Cases Due

8/25

Introduction/Syllabus Review

Chapter 1

Essay Exams, Chapter Posts, and Project Discussion

Introduction

Chapter 1

9/1

Chapter 2 and 3

Chapter 2 and 3 Posts Due

Chapters 2 and 3

9/8

Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Post Due

Chapter 4

9/15

Chapter 5

Chapters 4 and 5 Post Due

Chapters 4 and 5

9/22

Exam 1

Exam (Chapters 1-5)

Cases 1-5 Due

9/29

Chapter 6 and 7

Chapters 6 and 7 Quizzes Due

Chapter 6 and 7

10/6

Chapter 8

Chapter 8 Post Due

Chapter 8

10/13

Chapter 9 and 10

Chapters 9 and 10 Posts Due

Chapters 9 and 10

10/20

Exam 2

Exam (Chapters 6-10)

Cases 8-12 Due

10/27

Chapters 11 and 12

Chapters 11 and 12 Posts Due

Chapters 11 and 12

11/3

Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Post Due

Chapter 13

11/10

Chapter 14

Chapter 14 Post Due

Chapter 14

11/17

Chapter 15

Chapter 15 Post Due

Chapter 15

12/1

Chapter 16

Chapter 16 Post Due

Chapter 16

12/8

Exam 3

Exam 3(Chapters 11-16)

Cases 13 -16 Due

 

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