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Undergraduate Course Details
Number SOC 352
Title Sociology of Organizations
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII
Prerequisites SOC201 or permission of Department Chairperson


Course analyzes the dynamics and characteristics of complex organizations (i.e., public and political structures, corporations, schools, hospitals, churches) and their impact upon individuals and society. The following topics are explored: Theories and history of organizations, organizational role behavior, formal and informal structure, class, power, motivation, control, bureaucracy, organizational success, pathology, and case studies.