This unit has been designed to give students a foundation to organization behaviour. Lectures will be based on providing a historical overview of key features of organization behaviour, as well as highlighting the contemporary issues that exist for students of organization behaviour in the 21st century. Alongside acquiring knowledge of organization behaviour, the course has been designed to develop your critical thinking and writing skills.
Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial each week, i.e 3 hours of class each week unless otherwise indicated in the lecture schedule. Classes may vary due to public holidays.
This is a research-led course. No textbook is required. However, if you really like reading textbooks and feel safe carrying one around, any basic organization behaviour texts will assist. However, please note that there are stark differences between the ways in which organization behaviour as a subject is written about depending on the cultural location of the author. In other words, an American textbook is much different to a textbook written by an academic in Sweden. We will discuss this through the course.
All recommended readings will be provided for you through eReserve. Any additional materials used in the course will be loaded onto iLearn. The iLearn web address can be found here (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au). Your assessment depends on you reading these articles. All resources will be provided on the iLearn site on these sites and it is essential that you know how they work. Please seek help from IT support if you require IT assistance. Tutors and the unit convenor will use iLearn to communicate any changes in the course to you.
The final essay required requires you to research journal articles for the preparation of your essay. We will discuss this in lecture 3.
Failure to attend your tutorials will affect your marks. Lecture attendance is strongly recommended. Students who attend lectures and tutorials perform better than those who don't, and this unit prepares students for future studies.
To pass this unit, please complete the readings provided, think critically about the ideas and subjects covered in the course, and complete the coursework and essay to the best of your ability. The critical thinking and writing skills you acquire through the tutorials and the critical commentaries of the journal articles provides will prepare you for the final essay. We will discuss critical thinking and writing essays in the lectures. If you need further assistance please contact your tutor.
The link to the timetable can be found here: http://timetables.mq.edu.au.
You will need access to a computer to access the course materials and journal papers provided. You will need to word process your final essays.