2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    May 24, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDL 612 - Understanding Groups and Organizations

Credits: Three (3)
Prerequisite: EDL-601
Corequisite: EDL-613

Students are introduced to the major concepts in organizational development and organizational behavior using the school as the operant model, focusing on understanding organizations as artifacts of the larger society. The class also incorporates the study of how the interaction of individuals within an organization contributes to its overall growth and development. Students explore the fundamental concepts of human relations while developing basic skills and effective techniques in understanding and managing group dynamics. The class provides opportunities for students to engage in reflective learning activities and reading in the areas of group process, building highly effective groups, developing cooperative interdependence in groups, vision building, effective communications, listening skills, conflict management and resolution, and effective communications between school and community.