Apr 18, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog

SOC 405 - Complex Organizations (3)

Prerequisite: SOC 109 .
All people in modern society interact with organizations on a daily basis. We take for granted our relationships with the institutions that allow society to accomplish great feats, yet many of us are frustrated by the impractical, impersonal, and sometimes regressive and repressive nature of organizations. This course will investigate the best and worst of organizations by understanding issues related organizational culture, size, technology, market forces, leadership, processes, and institutional bureaucracy. Students will understand the multiple ways in which organizations both shape and can be shaped by internal, organizational forces and the external environment.