Metropolitan State University

HSTD 389 : Organizational Development and Change

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This course provides an overview of organization development principles necessary for any type of organization to effectively cope and react to inevitable change that will impact organizational effectiveness and survival. Addresses the theory and practice or organizational development including: initial diagnosis, entry, contracting, data collection, data analysis, action planning, approaches to implementing planned change, and evaluation of planned change effectiveness. Today, every manager, at any level, must be capable of dealing with certain change in a proactive manner.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/24/2002 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Know the behavioral science theory and practice of organizational development in facilitating planned change.
  2. Understand the sequential stages involved in implementing planned change within an organization.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
None