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ARCHIVED 2015-16 SA&S Crete Campus Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2015-16 SA&S Crete Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 305 - Complex Organizations (3)

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.

Prerequisite: SOC 109  
Offered odd spring terms.