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Administrative Unit: Psychology and Sociology
Course Prefix and Number: PSYC 336
Course Title: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Examination of humans and work. Investigates both theoretical models and application of principles in relation to personnel, psychology, organizational psychology, and the work environment. Prerequisite: PSYC 101

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

PSYC 101.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered even Fall.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Choose from one of the following:

Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
By Riggio, R.E. (Prentice Hall)
Psychology Applied to Work: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology
By Muchinsky, P.M. (Wadsworth/Thomson)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the main concepts and theories of industrial/organizational psychology
  2. Demonstrate an ability to understand the empirical primary source literature in the discipline
  3. Demonstrate an ability to critically discuss, compare, contrast, and/or integrate the theories, findings, and research of industrial/organizational psychology
  4. Demonstrate the ability to produce written work consistent with disciplinary (i.e.; APA 6e) standards.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Research methods and statistics
  • Employee-management relationships
  • Individual differences in organizations
  • Personnel selection, training, and evaluation
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Job satisfaction
  • Motivation
  • Work environment
  • Group behavior
  • Organizational dynamics
  • Response to change in organizations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Current topics: sexual harassment, ethics, psychological testing, litigation, discrimination, etc.

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Chris Mazurek Date: November 1, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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