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UT Dallas Syllabus for ob6301.0g1.07f taught by Laurie Ziegler (ziegler)

UT Dallas Syllabus for ob6301.0g1.07f taught by Laurie Ziegler (ziegler)

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Course Syllabus
School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas
|Course Info |Technical Requirements |Course Access & Navigation |Communications |
Assessments| Academic Calendar| Scholastic Honesty| Course Evaluation| UTD Policies|
Course Information
Course Number/Section
Course Title
Organizational Behavior
Term and Dates
Fall 2007
8/16/07 \u2013 11/30/07
Professor Contact Information
Dr. Laurie Ziegler
Office Phone
Email Address
Course WebCT mail tool to contact instructor
Office Location
SM 4.210
Online Office Hours
By request
David Muir
Course Description
To develop an understanding of concepts, research, and theories in the study of
human behavior in organizations.

To introduce the student to primary research and the application of associated
theories to individual, group, and organizational-level behavior. Emphasis will be
placed on the application of this information to the business environment.

To provide cases, examples, and exercises that help students incorporate
contemporary knowledge of organizations into their thinking and behavior.
To create an awareness of the relationships that diversity and ethics have on
organizations and on organizational behavior concepts.
To help foster improved competency in several critical management skills.
To help prepare students to transfer this knowledge to real-world settings.
Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Students will learn to analyze leadership research and evaluate organizations with the aim of
developing the appropriate leadership style given the situation.
Students will evaluate the differences between motivational approaches and be able to assess
the efficacy of motivational programs.
Course Syllabus
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Students will be able to create effective high performance teams by assessing the needs of
stakeholders and developing effective team processes.
Required Textbooks and Materials
Required Textbook
Organizational Behavior, 12th edition, Robbins & Judge, Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2007
ISBN: 0-13-239108-2
Required Materials
Student-Assessment Library (Access Code) 12/EBy Robbins \u00a9 2007 | ISBN-10:0132431653
Audio Lectures: Dr. Ziegler (Intellectual Property)
Technical Requirements

In addition to a confident level of computer and Internet literacy, certain minimum technical
requirement must be met to enable a successful learning experience. Please review the
important technical requirements and the web browser configuration information.

Course Access and Navigation and Problem Solving
This course was developed using a web course tool called WebCT. It is to be delivered entirely
online. Students will use their UTD NetID account to login to the course at:
http://webct.utdallas.edu. Please see the course access and navigation information.
To get started with a WebCT course, please see the Getting Started: Student WebCT

If you have any problems with your UTD account or with the UTD WebCT server, you may send
an email to:assist@utdallas.edu or call the UTD Computer Helpdesk at:972-883-2911. If you
encounter any technical difficulties within the course site, please send an email to

gmbasupport@utdallas.edu. Do not contact your instructor regarding these issues.
Course Communication

This WebCT course has built-in communication tools which will be used for interaction and
communication. Some external communication tools such as regular email and a web
conferencing tool may also be used during the semester. Please see more details about

communication tool information.
Course Syllabus
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Interaction with Dr. Z.

The instructor will communicate with students mainly using the Email and Discussions tools.
Students should send personal concerns or questions about course content to the instructor
using the course Email tool. The instructor will reply to student emails or Discussion board
messages within 3 working days (excludes weekends) under normal circumstances. For help
with the WebCT server contactassist@utdallas.edu or call 972-883-2911. For help with
technical difficulties on the course site, contactgmbasupport@utdallas.edu.

Student Assessments/Requirements
Grading Information
Weights (Points)
Personal Statement
Team Projects (+/- peer eval.)
Quizzes (5)
Grading conversion
Scaled Score
Letter Equivalent
Less than 350
Accessing Grades
Students can check their grades by clicking \u201cMy Grades\u201d under Course Tools after the grade for
each assessment task is released.
Course Policies

There is no make-up work or extra credit. Quizzes are scored due during the time window specified. If you do not take the quiz during the time window; you will earn a \u201czero\u201d for that quiz. Do not ask for an exception.

Class Participation

Students are required to login regularly to the online class site. The instructor will use the
tracking feature in WebCT to monitor student activity. Students are also required to participate
in all class activities.

Virtual Classroom Citizenship
Course Syllabus
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