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ORG 6000: History & Systems of Psycholgy (4) Offerings
Focuses on an understanding of the historical and philosophical roots, cultural influences and basic scientific assumptions which underlie contemporary psychology in general, and organizational psychology in particular. The development of basic paradigms in psychology are considered as they have been informed by individually-oriented theories, systems-oriented theories, and field theory or transactional perspectives.
Equivalent Courses:CPY 7000, ORG 7000 Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Graduate only. Graduate students only.
ORG 6001: FMP Foundations (4) Offerings
Examines the concepts of leadership, work, vocation and faith from a biblical perspective. Colloquim also addresses issues that arise out of the content of other courses being taken concurrently by the student. A Portfolio is completed in this course.
Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Graduate only.
ORG 6003: Hacking the World of Work (4) Offerings
This course will discuss current and emerging issues in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The course is required for first and second year Master's and PhD students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. May be repeated for credit 2 times.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7003 Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Graduate only.
ORG 6010: Selection & Performance Mngmnt (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: ORG 6600, 6610. Introduces students to job analysis, selection, and perfomance management, including the measurement of performance, methods of feedback and compensation systems that reflect an integrated performance management system. Also includes legal considerations, 360 feedback, benefits, and cutting-edge incentive systems.
Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6020: Survey Research (4) Offerings
Prepares students to conduct survey research in applied settings. Explores challenges and opportunities for survey research methodologies. Includes topics such as questionnaire generation, sampling, data interpretation and analysis, and the communication of results.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7020 Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6034: Qualitative Research Methods (4) Offerings
Examines the strengths and implications of using qualitative methods in the study of organizations, and strategies for enhancing the quality and credibility of qualitative findings. Investigates the complexities of mixed methods and triangulation along with interviewing strategies, content analysis, focus groups and narratives.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7034 Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Graduate only. Graduate students only.
ORG 6100: Organizational Behavior (4) Offerings
Introduces the literature addressing human behavior in organizational and community contexts. Examines interactions between people and systems in which they function from individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Topics include: individual differences, leadership, work motivation, perception, communication, decision making, power and politics, group development, performance, individual and work team effectiveness, conflict, organizational culture, organizational systems theory, and managing diversity.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7100 Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6101: Org Development & Consultation (4) Offerings
Introduces major theories, models and methods for evaluating the effects of interventions on groups and organizations. Explores the foundations in organizational development and the contributions made by other disciplines, theorists, and practitioners. Special focus on organizational entry, data collection, organizational diagnosis, development of interventions, evaluation, and contract termination. Also explores the role of consultant as internal/external facilitator in the organizational change process.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7101 Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6105: Motivation (4) Offerings
What motivates people to do the things that they do and what strategies can they adopt to navigate successfully through the challenges they face at work and in life? This class will explore motivation theory, research, and practice in Industrial/Organizational psychology with a focus on the implications for individuals, the groups they belong to, and the organizations where they work. May be repeated for credit 2 times.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7105 Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6110: Org Devlopment&Consultation II (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: ORG 6100, 6101. Continues study in the practice of organizational development dealing with planned changes in organization design, strategy, and other large-scale organizational systems. Introduces diagnostic models and methods for the planning of strategic change interventions in complex organizational systems. Explores the influence of politics, power, organizational culture, and leadership. Also includes topics such as quality management, organizational learning, and self-managed work groups.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7110 Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6201: Orgnzt Diversity&Globalization (4) Offerings
Examines the opportunities and challenges associated with a diversified workforce and organizational culture as they relate to gender, race, personality, nationality, religion, and other differentiating factors. Investigates the realities of organizational strategy, power, politics, communication, and leadership in the context of a global environment.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7201 Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6210: Program & Organiztnl Evaluatn (4) Offerings
Covers the major models and methods for evaluating the effects of intervention packages or programs on groups and organizations. Emphasizes procedures that the consulting psychologist may use to set goals and objectives, document services, evaluate outcomes, perform cost/benefit analysis, and strategically improve organizational process and/or product. The Master's Project is completed in this course.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7210 Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6230: Lrng Systms&on Job Devlopment (4) Offerings
Introduces tools and methods used to develop effective learning systems within organizational contexts. Also covers foundational theory in learning and training, curriculum and course development, and impact assessment. Explores strategies for utilizing on-the-job experiences as rich development opportunities along with strategic implications of leadership development for the organization.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7230 Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6240: Social Psychology (4) Offerings
Examines the social bases of behavior, exploring the major theories, concepts and research topics in social psychology. Studies the social and interpersonal determinants and consequences of individual behavior, with special reference to social dynamics that shape attitudes, emotions, perception and behavior.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7240 Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Graduate only. Doctoral students are excluded.
ORG 6300: Leadership & Team Development (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: ORG 6100. Introduces theoretical frameworks on leadership and team development. Highlights cutting edge tools and practices for selecting and developing leadership capacity within organizational settings as well as the interpersonal and structural dynamics that characterize effective groups. Explores systemic approaches to leadership in the context of organizational culture and interpersonal factors such as leadership ethics, purpose, motivation, power and communication.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7300 Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6310: Not for Profit Leadership (4) Offerings
Examines the unique opportunities and challenges of working with and changing human service, non-profit, and community-based organizations such as social service agencies, hospitals, schools, family service agencies, local governments, and faith based organizations. Explores issues related to board governance, leadership of a volunteer workforce, burnout, vocational calling, and sense of purpose along with theoretical models for change in human service organizations.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7310 Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Graduate only. Doctoral students are excluded.
ORG 6600: Research Methods &Statistics I (4) Offerings
Part one of a two-course sequence that introduces students to applied research methodology and statistics through the development and execution of an applied organization based research project. Introduces students to methods of inquiry, hypothesis testing and research design. Examines the use of statistics as a critical thinking tool and reliability and validity coefficients in the evaluation of testing instruments.
Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6610: Research Methods&Statistics II (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: ORG 6600. Part two of a two-course sequence that introduces students to applied research methodology and statistics through the development and execution of an applied organization based research project. Introduces students to descriptive statistics and inferential statistics including t-test, ANOVA, and correlation. Also examines data analysis techniques and the communication of results to a non-scientific audience.
Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6910: Topical Seminar:Orgnztnl Psych (4) Offerings
Topical seminars are classes designed to explore emerging topics in Industrial/Organizational psychology. The specific topics covered vary by quarter and year. Go to: http://www.spu.edu/iopsych to see the topical seminars that are being offered this quarter. May be repeated for credit 4 times.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7910 Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6912: Topical Seminr:Orgnaztnl Devlp (4) Offerings
Topical seminars are classes designed to explore emerging topics in Industrial/Organizational psychology. The specific topics covered vary by quarter and year. Go to: http://www.spu.edu/iopsych to see the topical seminars that are being offered this quarter. May be repeated for credit 4 times.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 7912 Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 6940: Internship (2) Offerings
Masters-level internships are a chance for students to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities in I/O psychology that they are developing within an applied setting. Sites may include business and/or non-profit organizations. Students are responsible for finding their sites and must submit an internship application (located on the program Blackboard site), providing evidence that the work is commensurate with a masters-level I/O degree. The internship may be a paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time position. Course requirements include a literature review, learning/reflection papers, and a final paper. The four credits would be taken over two or four quarters. For course requirements, see the posted placement guidelines. May be repeated for credit up to 4 credits.
Restrictions:Graduate only.
ORG 7000: History & Systems of Psycholgy (4) Offerings
Focuses on an understanding of the historical and philosophical roots, cultural influences and basic scientific assumptions which underlie contemporary psychology in general and organizational psychology in particular. The development of basic paradigms in psychology are considered as they have been informed by individually-oriented theories, systems-oriented theories, and field theory or transactional perspectives.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6000 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7001: FMP Found:Voc,Ethics&Integrity (4) Offerings
Introduces the concept of vocation as a whole life model by reclaiming the meaning of work in the pre-industrial concept of one's entire life as a calling to God. Reviews the research on the spirituality inherent in work, the historic perspective on the religious implication of work, the nature of work vis a' vis other life realms, definitions of vocation and the integrated whole-life model of vocation. Also examines the concepts of ethics and integrity from a biblical basis as they relate to the practice of organizational psychology and change management. Also investigates bases of moral development and ethical decision-making.
Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7002: FMP Fndtns:Work,Meang,Sabbath (4) Offerings
Explores the implications of a biblical anthropology, develops a theology of personhood and encourages students in personal exploration of and engagement with these issues. Also introduces the characteristics of rest, reflection and relationships found in the biblical narrative regarding Sabbath. Introduces models of Sabbath observance and Sabbath culture and examines their implications for personal wellness and managing organizations. Reviews the organizational development practices of organizations who embrace some or all of the principles underlying Sabbath culture reflecting a spectrum of companies with Christian and non-Christian worldviews. Portfolio draft submitted in ORG 7002.
Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only. Graduate students are excluded.
ORG 7003: Hacking the World of Work (4) Offerings
This course will discuss current and emerging issues in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The course is required for first and second year Master's and PhD students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. May be repeated for credit 4 times.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6003 Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only.
ORG 7010: Adv Selection&Performance Mgmt (4) Offerings
Prerequisites: CPY 7020, 7031, and 7032. CPY 7032 may be taken concurrently. Advanced doctoral survey in job analysis, selection systems and their accompanying mathematical models to test for validity, fairness and utility. Introduces perfomance management including the measurement of performance, methods of feedback and compensation systems that reflect an integrated performance management system. Also includes legal considerations, 360 feedback, benefits and cutting edge incentive systems. Prepares students for senior-level positions in selection and performance management systems. Offered alternate years.
Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7020: Survey Research (4) Offerings
Prepares students to conduct survey research in applied settings. Explores challenges and opportunities for survey research methodologies. Includes topics such as questionnaire generation, sampling, data interpretation and analysis, and communication of results.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6020 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7034: Qualitative Research Methods (4) Offerings
Examines the strengths and implications of using qualitative methods in the study of organizations, and strategies for enhancing the quality and credibility of qualitative findings. Investigates the complexities of mixed methods and triangulation along with interviewing strategies, content analysis, focus groups and narratives.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6034 Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only. Graduate students are excluded.
ORG 7100: Organizational Behavior (4) Offerings
Introduces the literature addressing human behavior in organizational and community contexts. Examines interactions between people and systems in which they function from individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Topics include: individual differences, leadership, work motivation, perception, communication, decision making, power and politics, group development, performance, individual and work team effectiveness, conflict, organizational culture, organizational systems theory, and managing diversity.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6100 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7101: Org Development & Consultation (4) Offerings
Introduces major theories, models and methods for evaluating the effects of interventions on groups and organizations. Explores the foundations in organizational development and the contributions made by other disciplines, theorists, and practitioners. Special focus on organizational entry, data collection, organizational diagnosis, development of interventions, evaluation, and contract termination. Also explores the role of the consultant as internal/external facilitator in the organizational change process.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6101 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7105: Motivation (4) Offerings
What motivates people to do the things that they do and what strategies can they adopt to navigate successfully through the challenges they face at work and in life? This class will explore motivation theory, research, and practice in Industrial/Organizational psychology with a focus on the implications for individuals, the groups they belong to, and the organizations where they work. May be repeated for credit 2 times.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6105 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7110: Org Devlopment&Consultation II (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: ORG 7100 and 7101. Continues study in the practice of organizational development dealing with planned changes in organization design, strategy, and other large-scale organizational systems. Introduces diagnostic models and methods for the planning of strategic change interventions in complex organizational systems. Explores the influence of politics, power, organizational culture, and leadership. Also includes topics such as quality management, organizational learning, and self-managed work groups.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6110 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7120: Practice of Organizational Psy (4) Offerings
Examines the practice of organizational psychology and issues related to professional standards, ethical practice, relationship to clients, contracting and careers in the field. Pays special attention to the student as a developing professional and instrument of organizational change. Final portfolio submitted in ORG 7120.
Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7200: Theortcl Perspctv on Organztns (4) Offerings
Examines selected organizational theorists, models and systems. Tracks the shifts from top-down, heirarchically driven, tightly coupled organizational strategies to loosely coupled, adaptive, and employee driven structures. Presents selected readings in organizational theory and behavior. Also explores future directions for organizational theory.
Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7201: Orgnzt Diversity&Globalization (4) Offerings
Examines the opportunities and challenges associated with a diversified workforce and organizational culture as they relate to gender, race, personality, nationality, religion, and other differentiating factors. Investigates the realities of organizational strategy, power, politics, communication, and leadership in the context of a global environment.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6201 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7210: Program & Organiztnl Evaluatn (4) Offerings
Covers the major models and methods for evaluating the effects of intervention packages or programs on groups and organizations. Emphasizes procedures that the consulting psychologist may use to set goals and objectives, document services, evaluate outcomes, perform cost/benefit analysis, and strategically improve organizational process and/or product. A draft of the Master's Project is completed in this course.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6210 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7230: Lrng Systms&on Job Devlopment (4) Offerings
Introduces tools and methods used to develop effective learning systems within organizational contexts. Also covers foundational theory in learning and training, curriculum and course development, and impact assessment. Explores strategies for utilizing on-the-job experiences as rich development opportunities along with strategic implications of leadership development for the organization.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6230 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7240: Social Psychology (4) Offerings
Examines the social bases of behavior, exploring the major theories, concepts and research topics in social psychology. Studies the social and interpersonal determinants and consequences of individual behavior, with special reference to social dynamics that shape attitudes, emotions, perception and behavior.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6240 Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only. Graduate students are excluded.
ORG 7300: Leadership & Team Development (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: ORG 7100. Introduces theoretical frameworks on leadership and team development. Highlights cutting edge tools and practices for selecting and developing leadership capacity within organizational settings as well as the interpersonal and structural dynamics that characterize effective groups. Explores systemic approaches to leadership in the context of organizational culture and interpersonal factors such as leadership ethics, purpose, motivation, power and communication.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6300 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7310: Not for Profit Leadership (4) Offerings
Examines the unique opportunities and challenges of working with and changing human service, non-profit, and community-based organizations such as social service agencies, hospitals, schools, family service agencies, local governments, and faith based organizations. Explores issues related to board governance, leadership of a volunteer workforce, burnout, vocational calling, and sense of purpose along with theoretical models for change in human service organizations.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6310 Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only. Graduate students are excluded.
ORG 7400: Crse Devlpmnt & Teachg Stratgs (4) Offerings
Provides practitioners of organizational psychology in both academic and service settings with knowledge and practical skills to become effective educators. Includes philosophy of teaching/learning, learning styles, critical thinking, course development, teaching strategies, evaluation, documentation and integration of technology. Also incorporates an opportunity for developing and presenting a learning module.
Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only. Graduate students are excluded.
ORG 7900: Independent Study (1-5) Offerings
Prerequisite: Faculty Advisor Approval. Provides an opportunity for a student to study a topic of special interest under faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit up to 12 credits.
Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7910: Topical Seminar in Orgnz Psych (4) Offerings
Topical seminars are classes designed to explore emerging topics in Industrial/Organizational psychology. The specific topics covered vary by quarter and year. Go to: http://www.spu.edu/iopsych to see the topical seminars that are being offered this quarter. May be repeated for credit 4 times.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6910 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7912: Topical Seminr:Orgnaztnl Devlp (4) Offerings
Topical seminars are classes designed to explore emerging topics in Industrial/Organizational psychology. The specific topics covered vary by quarter and year. Go to: http://www.spu.edu/iopsych to see the topical seminars that are being offered this quarter. May be repeated for credit 4 times.
Equivalent Courses:ORG 6912 Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7930: Master Teaching Mentoring Prac (1-5) Offerings
Prepares students for careers as college level professors by pairing them with a faculty member who serves as their teaching mentor, providing feedback, advice, and resources as they prepare for careers as educators in higher education. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
Restrictions:Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Psychology, Family & Community only. Doctoral only.
ORG 7940: Placement (4) Offerings
Provides the practical organizational experience required for doctoral students in organizational psychology. May be repeated for credit up to 16 credits.
Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7995: Research & Dissertation (2-4) Offerings
Standards and procedures for the completion of the dissertation are explained in the Dissertation and Research Guidelines. May be repeated for credit up to 32 credits.
Restrictions:Doctoral only.
ORG 7999: Extended Dissertation (1) Offerings
Continues dissertation activities beyond required program credits. Standards and procedures for the completion of the dissertation are explained in the dissertation and research guidelines. May be repeated for credit up to 12 credits.



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