Organisational Management and Social Behaviour

Course code SOCS2100Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course is a prescribed course for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Science. It is also open to other students as an elective.

This course draws on the field of organisational sociology for students to develop the managerial and administrative knowledge and values needed to effectively coordinate programs in government, private sector, non-government organisations (NGOs), and community organisations. The course also examines social behaviour in the workplace through the study of leadership styles, teamwork and group processes, work organisation and management practices.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the range of debates and theories relevant to the study of organisational management and social behaviour.
2. Critically appraise and discuss the relevant literature.
3. Communicate understanding of organisational theories and debates in written and oral forms.
4.Demonstrate understanding of leadership styles, teamwork and group processes in an organisational context.
ContentCourse content will be drawn from a selection of the following topics: managerial theories and organisational structures; strategic planning and performance management; negotiation, consultation, networking and ethical practice; leadership styles and managing change; organisational culture; formal and informal power relations in organisations; employee relations; EEO, OHS and environmental policies; developing and managing teams.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable.
TransitionNot applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge40 units of study at 1000 level.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor Essay; 1500 words; 30%; (course objectives 1, 2 & 3)
Examination: FormalEquivalent to 1500 words; 30%. (course objective 1)
Group/tutorial participation and contribution15%. Oral response to five of the weekly tutorial questions. (course objectives 2 & 3)
ReportsCareer Report: 500 words, 10% (course objectives 1, 3 & 4)
ReportsOrganisation Report: 10 minute class presentation plus 750 word report; 15%. (course objectives 1, 3 & 4)
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SOCS2100