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HSTD 389 Organizational Development and Change

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.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 24, 2002 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Know the behavioral science theory and practice of organizational development in facilitating planned change.
  • Understand the sequential stages involved in implementing planned change within an organization.