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PS 504: Human Relations and Interpersonal Skills      2 Credit Hours

Course Syllabus


Instructor TBA


Course Description:

Practical application of the principles and concepts of the behavioral sciences to interpersonal relationships in the professional pastoral environment.


Required Text:

Human Relations in Organization, 8th edition, by Robert N. Lussier

ISBN13: 978-0073381534
ISBN10: 0073381535


Class Structure:


1: Course Introduction; syllabus review

2: Understanding Behavior, Human Relations and Performance; Week 3: Personality, Strees, Learning and Perceptions

4: Attitudes, Self-Concept, Values, and Ethics

5: Time and Career Management; Exam 1 Chapters 1-4

6: Interpersonal Communication

7: Organization Structure and Communication

8: Dealing With Conflict

9: Exam 2 Chapters 5-7; Leading and Trust

10:Motivating Performance

11:Ethical Power and Politics

12:Networking and Negotiating

13 Exam 3 Chapters 8-11

14:Team Dynamics and Leadership

15:Teams and Creative Problem Solving/Decision Making

16:Organization Change and Culture; Valuing Diversity Globally

17:Final Exam Chapter 12-15


Learning Outcomes:


1. Demonstrates appropriate etiquette, ethics, and professionalism in the business office setting.

2. Illustrates the ability to work in a team environment.

3. Illustrates critical reasoning skills.

4. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively.



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