2017-2018 / GEST0005-5

Introduction to theory of organizations, seminar


10h Th, 10h AUTR

Number of credits

 Bachelor in human and social sciences3 crédits 


Jocelyne Robert

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course is a seminar. In this semainar we will analyse organization, apply concepts and thories. We will describe and analyse the type of orgnization and present problems and solutions.
By research and applications of concepts and theories, the student improve the knowledge of organisation, his capacity of research and analyse.
The analysis of one organization allows to precise hypothesis about culture, stratégie, type of configuration, type of rationality, formel/informel, autority/power, form of leadership, type of communication, of collaboration, division of work and departementalisation

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Objectives:The objectives of the course are: - To Understand the concepts to analyse the organizations - To Compare, to analyse different theories - To apply different concepts and different theories at the situations of the enterprise - To apply steps of research: questions, hypothesis, context, research information - To be situated in organizational and institutional context and purpose solutions for the different situations-analyse scientific atricles-To compare his opinions and the opinion of the others-To explain critical aspects ans critical judgment. - To work in small groups -

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The course of Introduction to Theories of the organizations (Theorical aspects)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Planned learning activities and learning events are face to face presentations, interactives methods, participative and production methods:
- To organize the groups (take decision)
- To research information (exploration)
- Each group choices one organization (analyse and take decision)
- Repartition of the activities (take decision, negociation)
- To choice one analysis method (exploration, comparaison, analysis)
- To define hypothesis
- to construct on interview grill and observation grill (production)
- To collect information (exploration and take decision)
- To select theories
- To research one scientific article (exploration) and to analyze
- To analyse information
- Writing report or other form (exploration, production, research)
- Presentation eventually of problem and research of solutions.
- Team work
- Auto-evaluation of the participation in the groupe
- Présentation orale de l'analyse

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

- Présentation of the steps of the work
- Distance follow up
- Oral presentation in amphi

Recommended or required readings

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To know more:
J.Robert, Organisations et changements en entreprise., Editions de l'Université de Liège, 2007.
Stephen Robbins ans Mary Coulter, Management, 8° ed., International Edition, Pearson, 2005.

Assessment methods and criteria

Continue assessment
Working report (interview in compagny, lecture of scientific article, analyse and comparaison with the course) two parts: Ggoup report and individual report(70%)

Oral presentation (20%)

Auto-assessment report about individual learning (knowledge, knowhow, being) and team work (10%)

Assessment criteria
- To know concepts and theories
- Methodology

- Reasearch information
- Analyse the information
- Group working and writing report
Individual and group assessment

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks