Organizational Behavior: Attitude, Behavior, Impact

Spring 2018
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Dariush Khaleghi
organizational psychology, leadership coaching and development, management, HR management

People in organizations are its ultimate competitive advantage.  It is, however, a challenge to predict human behavior in groups and within organizations. Organizational behavior (OB) studies individuals, groups, and structures and their interactions in organizations.  OB is an interdisciplinary field that includes sociology, psychology, anthropology, ethics, information technology, economics, communication, and management. Learning OB allows leaders and managers understand, explain, influence and predict human behavior.  This course is designed to expose students to critical theories and conceptual models of OB for analyzing, understanding, and managing human behavior within organizations. Through readings, seminars, small group activities, research, reflection journals, and a final project, students in this course will learn the foundations and underlying theoretical frameworks that impact individual and group attitudes and behaviors and increase their critical thinking skills to identify, analyze, and predict individual and group behavior within organizations. 

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Scheduled for: Weekend

Located in: Olympia

Final schedule and room assignment:


Advertised schedule:

Alternating Saturdays, 9a-4p: Apr 7, Apr 21, May 5, May 19, and Jun 2

2017-04-03Updated Schedule: Class now meets alternating Saturdays (was Wednesday evenings)