King Abdulaziz University

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Department of Business Administration

Course: BUS 320, Section EAR

Course Title: Organizational Behavior

Class Meetings: 1st Semester 2013-2014
Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday
Section EAR from 10 to 10:50, Building 420, room#

Instructor Dr. WAFAA ALYAFFI

room# 2216

Textbook: Organizational Behavior
Robins, S. P. and Judge, T. A. 15th Edition (global edition), Prentice Hall

Course Description: This course presents the importance of the human behavior within
business organizations at the individual, group, and organizational
levels. It helps students understand some key principles about how
people behave in organizations in order to prepare them to become
effective co-workers, team members, and organization citizens.

Course Objective: 1. Emphasize the role of human factors in organizational success.
2. Provide a general overview of the field of Organizational Behavior.
3. Discuss basic theories and concepts that explain Organizational
Behavior at the individual, group, and organization level.
4. Explain the processes and methods that can improve the behavior
and attitudes of organizational members and, thus, their
5. Give real examples of human behavior in organizational settings.

Course Outcomes: By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Comprehend basic behavioral theories and their applications in
business organizations.
2. Understand factors that affect individual and group behavior within

Scholastic dishonesty includes: cheating. submitting work or written materials which have been prepared by another person and plagiarism. subordinates. discussions. and customers.e. These activities are worth 30 points of your total grade.g.. Performance Student performance is evaluated as follows: Evaluation: Exam ( I ) -----------------------. Effectively manage their relationships with co-workers.20 Final Exam ---------------------. Participation and Student participation in class discussion will be appreciated.. group work. Students’ scholastic honesty conduct demands the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud. Develop reasonable solutions to organizational behavior problems.40 Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class. collaborating on assignments. and foundation scholastic upon which academic integrity rests. . Due to above mentioned reasons the instructor will give a lower grade or fail a student depending upon the severity of the case.20 Exam ( II ) ----------------------. Any student who is absent for more than 7 classes may be denied from completing the course (i. home works. deception and unauthorized collaboration with others. 3. Policies for Scholastic honesty is an educational objective of KAU. 4. business organizations. DN). assignments. project) will be further clarified. Class activities (e. This Class Activities: participation is expected to enhance the understanding of the subject and overall performance. 5.20 Class Activities----------------. managers. Enhance their skills and behavior as organizational members and managers.

Course Contents and Schedule: Date Week Topic (Week starting) CHAPTERS -- 1 Introduction to the course Chapter 1 2 Introduction Chapter Chapter 3 Attitudes and Job Satisfaction 3 Chapter 4 4 Emotions and Moods Chapter 5 5 Personality 6 Exam (I) Chapter 6 Perception & Individual Decision 7 making Chapter 6 Perception & Individual Decision 8 making 9 Midterm BREAK Chapter 7 11 Motivation Concepts Chapter 9 10 Foundations of Group Behavior 12 Exam (II) Chapter 12 11 Leadership Chapter 13 13 Power and Politics Chapter 16 15 Organizational Culture Chapter 16 16 Organizational Culture 17 REVIEW and REVISE 18 FINAL EXAM Best wishes to you all .