Content with Disciplines : Business/ Management

Social and Economic Justice

“Charity, vertical, humiliates. Solidarity, horizontal, helps.” – Eduardo Galeano Course Description Social and Economic Justice will review and study historical and contemporary issues in social and economic justice as they relate to US policy. It will explore the distribution of power, status, and resources in society. It will also address how issues of discrimination affect the vulnerable populations and how advocates can work in the political arena. Objectives: -exhibit an awareness and understanding of self in relation to diverse populations; -analyze the impact of social welfare populations on populations-at-risk; -identify the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination in society;…

Leadership and Community Service

Course Objectives: to increase understanding of leadership theories and concepts to utilize community service as an introduction to service, civic responsibility, and leadership to provide opportunities and methods for reflection to integrate discussions on diversity, ethics, social justice, community, and civic responsibility with leadership and service to gain an understanding of and appreciation for multiple perspectives and how power and privilege shape these perspectives to explore personal values with respect to leadership, service, and diversity to develop a personal philosophy of service and leadership through critical analysis of social issues, reflection, and practice to increase students’ ability to work in…

Organizational Communication

Speech & Communication Studies Fall Semester 1999 OVERVIEW This course explores theories and practices of organizational communication from a critical, historical, and applied perspective. The primary objective of the course is to provide in-depth analytical treatments of issues related to the personal, relational, cultural, group, business, global, and ethical dimensions of everyday communication practices. A second objective is to apply what you are learning to the organization and management of communication in professional contexts through involvement in a Service Learning project. OPERATING PROCEDURES The course is designed to be communication intensive. This means you will be expected to read, write,…

Sustainable Solutions: Developing Goals and Indicators for theCenter for Economic and Environmental Development

Course Description The key to any successful project is knowing what you want to do and how you want to do it: goals and objectives. Less obvious, perhaps, is knowing whether you have actually achieved your goals. How do you know if you accomplished what you set out to do? The Center for Economic and Environmental Development at Allegheny College is a young organization. It was formally initiated in July of 1997. In that short time, however, it has expanded rapidly. CEED's mission is to increase community and regional leaders' understanding of how economic and environmental decisions can work hand…

Lehigh CORPS Regional Economic Development Practicum

This Lehigh Community Research and Policy Service course will. involve teams of students in community-oriented research projects. The twin purposes of the program are: 1) to provide real-world, team oriented learning experiences to Lehigh students and 2) to provide a resource for local governments and community organizations that would allow them to draw upon the expertise of our students as consultants in analyzing problems and formulating policy. The students will participate in the design and execution of a specific research project identified by a Lehigh Valley development agency. A description of this year's projects is attached. The results of this…

Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business

COURSE DESCRIPTION:The course is designed to provide students with a background in basic statistics with a focus on business applications. Students are introduced to probability theory and probability distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression and decision theory. Despite the application-oriented learning that is emphasized in this course, students have sometimes questioned the extent to which the concepts they learn would be useful. Incorporating service learning into this course would enable students to effectively relate the concepts they learn to the world around them. This would increase their understanding of statistical concepts and sharpen their problem-solving skills. The community…

Labor Economics

This course is a study of the role of labor in the economy and of the models economists use to analyze it, from a reformed Christian perspective I hope that it will help to equip you for Christian service as a citizen and participant in the economy. I assume all students have a basic knowledge of economics, especially microeconomics, at the introductory course level. If you feel weak in this area please talk with me about this. The basic text for the course is The Economics of Labor Markets, 5th edition, by Bruce Kaufinan and Julie Hotchkiss. Some supplementary readings…

Business Ethics

College of Business & Management University of Maryland Fall 1997 Shady Grove Room 0102 (New Building) COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course surveys applied topics relating to business ethics. On our first meeting, we provide a conceptual framework for thinking about and discussing these topics. This framework has three parts or “themes”: (1) Corporate Social Responsibility; (2) Relationship of Law and Ethics; and (3) Individual Ethical Decision-Making. Thereafter, class time will be used to explore applied topics with reference to these three themes. The course employs a number of instructional formats, including (1) lectures (primarily day 1); (2) student group presentations; (3)…

Meeting and Conference Planning

Winter, 1998OFFICE HOURS: T: 12-2 p.m.; W: 12:30-2:30 p.m. REQUIRED TEXTS:Doyle, M., & Straus, D. (1976). How to Make Meetings Work. NY: Jove.Robert, H. (1981). The Scott. Foresman Robert's Rules of Order. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company.Rutherford, D. (1990). Introduction to the Conventions. Expositions, and Meetings Industry. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold. (Required pages are on reserve at Duplication Station.)Cathcart, R., & Samovar, L. (1992). Small Group Communication: A Reader (Sixth Edition). Dubuque, IA: William C. Brown.(Required pages are on reserve at Duplication Station.) GOALS FOR STUDENTS IN THE COURSE:1. To learn more about ways of coordinating and facilitating effective meetings.2. To…

Management – Organizational Behavior

Fall Semester 1997MWF 9:00 a.m.Office: 207 Hyde HallOffice Hours: WMF 10: 00- It: 00 a.m.M 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (or by appointment) Course DescriptionOrganizational behavior is the study of human behavior, attitudes, values and performance within organizational settings. It is an interdisciplinary field, which draws on social and clinical psychology, sociology, labor relations, anthropology, industrial engineering, and industrial psychology. We will be discussing and experiencing the theory, methods and principles of these diverse disciplines to learn about individual perceptions, values, and learning styles; group structure and dynamics; and organizational processes that occur on a daily basis within any social gathering….

Principles of Quality Management

Introduction to the principles of quality management, with an emphasis on cross-functional problem solving. Topics include customer driven quality, leadership, employee participation and training, continuous process improvement, design quality and error prevention, management by facts, and strategic quality planning. This course will provide a basic understanding of the philosophy, conceptual frameworks and the tools of the Total Quality Movement. Moreover, the course will underscore the importance of individual and corporate responsibility to the community. 1. Students in the class provide a needed service. At least one organization/agency will be selected to which students will be assigned for the design and completion…

Communication: Tech Tutors

Course DescriptionThe focus of this service learning experience is applying the techniques and knowledge gained in the classroom to the real and practical demands of a designer /client relationship. Student designers work onsite, using technology to solve the communication needs of non-profit agencies. Students develop needs analyses and write and implement proposals to meet their community partners' needs. These may involve print, Multimedia, design for the Web, networking, and other Computer applications. Course DescriptionThe focus of this service learning experience is to apply Management and Design Principles to identify the needs of the community to bridge the Digital Divide, and…