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Course Details

Course Code: SOCI312 Course ID: 4787 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines the nature of formal organizations in society. Organizations are a distinct form of modern society and human interaction. They shape us as individuals, and they affect the structure of society. Students will explore key organizational sociological literature and apply it to practical case studies in areas such as fast food, the military, politics, religion, education, and social movements, their structures and outcomes. Key substantive areas of analysis will include organizational processes, such as power, leadership and change, and organizational environments and inter-organizational relationships.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

CO1: Compare and contrast different forms of formal organization.
CO2: Analyze structural inequalities in formal organizations.
CO3: Examine organizations at the micro-level of analysis.
CO4: Examine organizations at the macro-level analysis.
CO5: Deconstruct organizational deviance.
CO6: Apply different organizational sociology theories to case studies.
CO7: Evaluate alternatives to current forms of organization.

Discussions

Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Discussions is required some weeks of class. Initial Discussion posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Discussions tab in our classroom.

Assignments
This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

Extra Credit:

Extra credit is not offered in this course.

NameGrade %
Discussions 40.00 %
Week 1: What is Organizational Sociology? 6.67 %
Week 2: Classic Theories and Historical Foundations of Organizations 6.67 %
Week 4: Ethics and Culture in Organizations 6.67 %
Week 5: Individual processes in organizations 6.67 %
Week 6: Organizational Processes 6.67 %
Week 8: Groups Intergroup Processes and Social Change 6.67 %
Assignment 1 25.00 %
Assignment 1: Case Study Proposal 25.00 %
Assignment 2 35.00 %
Assignment 2: Case Study Final Paper 35.00 %

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

CO1: Compare and contrast different forms of formal organization.
CO2: Analyze structural inequalities in formal organizations.
CO3: Examine organizations at the micro-level of analysis.
CO4: Examine organizations at the macro-level analysis.
CO5: Deconstruct organizational deviance.
CO6: Apply different organizational sociology theories to case studies.
CO7: Evaluate alternatives to current forms of organization.

Book Title:Organizational Behavior: Integrating Individuals, Groups, and Organizations 5th Ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781138949041
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Joseph E. Champoux
Unit Cost:$193.76
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.