Course Syllabus


Course Name:   MGMT 2, Organization and Management Theory
Course Section Number: 15629
Meeting Location: Online, Canvas

This class starts on Monday, August 30, 2021 and ends on Monday, December 13, 2021. “Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this class will be conducted remotely and online with NO required virtual scheduled meetings”. Our final exam will be administered online, available for you to complete in late November and closing on Monday, December 13, 2021 (11:59 pm).  

PROFESSOR CONTACT: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the course, email me at (always use your LACCD email) or use Canvas messaging. In general, I respond within 24-48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. To get faster responses, please identify yourself by including course name and your last name in the subject line. Since I am working remotely, the preferred and quickest method to reach me is via email or Canvas.

PROFESSOR OFFICE HOURS: Fall 2021 office hours will start on Monday, August 30, via ZOOM conference meetings. The hours will be on Mondays, 9 am -1 pm and 4-6 pm (appointments recommended). These are times when I will be available via ZOOM to speak with you to address any questions or concerns you may have. Please know that your questions are important for me and if the Office Hours don’t work for you, I will try to accommodate your schedule, if possible. Always use LACCD email to communicate with me or message via Canvas.

COMMUNICATION: Canvas will be used to publish messages, announcements, changes, and handouts. Canvas notices are automatically sent to your campus (laccd) email. Check that email account regularly or ensure your preferred, personal email address is set up for forwarding.  
COURSE MATERIAL: REQUIRED READING- Management by Chuck Williams, 11th Edition, United States, Cengage Learning (2018), ISBN: 9781337407465.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will be introduced to the management and organization of businesses.  Students will connect how the management of people and resources accomplishes organizational goals.  Students will demonstrate their understanding of leading, planning and controlling, organization design, operations management, and decision making.  Students will also provide examples of human resource (HR) management, managing change, individual and group behavior, motivating and rewarding employees, communicating and interpersonal skills, work teams, ethics, leadership and trust in various business case studies.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: These outcomes will be evaluated during the regular evaluation process.  Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Develop rewards for motivating employees in both manufacturing environment and a service organization.
  2. Demonstrate sensitivity to the equal application of human resource practices in an organization.
  3. Apply concepts relating to interpersonal skills and team building in an organizational environment.

The last day to drop classes without a grade of “W” is September 12.

The No Penalty Drop Date is now the day before census (end of 2nd week for full-term classes). You must drop by that date or you will be assigned a ‘W’ for the class. W’s count against your total attempts District wide!  You can only attempt a class three times. That includes withdrawals, incompletes and substandard grades. Use your attempts wisely!

Here is an excerpt from the current catalog (page 250) about course repetition policy: "Students may repeat courses in which substandard grades (“D”, “F” or “NC”, “NP”) were awarded provided they have not already attempted the same course three times….For the first and second repetitions of a course where a substandard grade was awarded, the highest grade earned shall be used when computing the student’s cumulative grade point average." 

Disobedient, disruptive or disorderly behavior exhibited by any student may result in disciplinary action in accordance with District policies and procedures. Action may include, but is not limited to expulsion from class. See the “Online Netiquette” page of Canvas in “Getting Started” Module.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: All work submitted by the student is to their own. Allowing another student to copy work counts as negatively as copying someone else’s work. There are serious consequences for any offense against academic honesty and integrity. For more details on the Student Academic Integrity Policy in the General Catalog and Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty policy in this syllabus and on Canvas.

Read these policies thoroughly, including the related material on the Pierce College Library website. Please know that many of our assignments for this class will use Turnitin, which is plagiarism detection software on Canvas. This program compares students’ assignments to a database of sources and will provide originality reports, which detail the specific parts of homework matching the identified sources. Therefore, it is critical for students to be aware of plagiarism rules, including proper ways of quoting, paraphrasing and referencing material.

Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty impact student's grades, leading to an "F" or "0" on the submission. It also requires reporting the student to administration for review, which may lead to additional serious consequences. Please ensure you understand the policies so you can abide by them.

PLAGIARISM AND ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: The faculty and administration of Pierce College are committed to the belief that honesty and integrity are integral components of the academic process. The College expects students to be honest and ethical at all times in their pursuit of academic goals. Students who violate the code of academic conduct by which the College maintains its academic integrity will be dealt with in a manner reflecting the seriousness of these violations.

I.Violations of academic honesty and integrity occur when a student participates in any act in which he/she uses deception or fraud while performing an academic activity. Violations include, but are not limited to, the following: Using study aids such as calculators, tape recorders or notes, when not authorized by the instructor. Cheating on examinations, assignments or experiments (allowing another student to copy one’s answers or copying the answers of other students; exchanging information by any means, including verbal exchanges, sign language, hand signals, secret codes, passed notes, creation of a distraction for the purpose of cheating; changing answers on a previously scored test, assignment or experiment; inventing information and/or data.) Allowing another student to assume one’s identity in order to fulfill an assignment or take a test. Submitting for a grade the words, ideas, and/or written work (including laboratory notes and drawings) of another person without giving due credit to that person. This includes purchased papers or papers written by other students. Falsifying or attempting to falsify attendance records and/or grade rosters. Conspiring with other students to commit any of the above behaviors.

  1. Consequences for any offense against academic honesty and integrity may include: An “F” or a “0” on the examination or assignment. Suspension from the class and other sanctions and/or penalties authorized by the Board of Trustees for violations of the District Code of Conduct. A record of the student’s violation placed in the student’s disciplinary file. Students are required to be honest and complete their own work at all times (homework, class work, quizzes, tests, etc.).  Additional information about plagiarism can be found at or through various websites on the Internet.

    CANVAS SUPPORT: For Canvas support or questions during business days email  After hours or on weekends, you can use the Help icon in Canvas to access immediate assistance. Technical issues or connection problems are not considered acceptable excuses for deadline extensions.  

    NETIQUETTE: In all Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) courses, we ask that you treat your peers, including the course instructors, with dignity, respect, trust, and collegiality. When disrespectful conduct surfaces in interactions, it has detrimental effects on the development of our community. Each person, including me/us, will be held accountable to the rules of netiquette identified on this page. If you encounter any concerning interactions in this course, bring them to my/our attention immediately, so they can addressed by administration. Read the “Online Netiquette” page on Canvas, in “Getting Started” Module.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA): Pierce College is fully committed to be in compliance with ADA, see Special Services in the Student Services Building and refer to the school catalog for details.

SPECIAL SERVICES – 818.719.6430, Student Services Bldg., 1st floor: 
Students with disabilities, whether physical, learning, or psychological, who believe that they may need accommodations in this class, are encouraged to contact the office of Special Services as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. Authorization, based on verification of disability, is required before any accommodation can be made.

EMERGENCY ON CAMPUS: When on campus, call 818-710-4311 for immediate response from the Pierce Campus Sheriff. Do not call 911, as this will result in a substantial delay. Please program the Emergency Sheriff’s number into your cell phone contacts.

VETERANS OFFICE – 818.710.3316: The mission of the Pierce College Veterans Office is to provide a supportive environment for veterans and to assist them with the services they need to receive VA benefits and to successfully complete their educational goal at Pierce College.  The Veterans Office is designed as a liaison between you as a veteran and the Veterans Administration.  Our Veterans staff will forward all documents required by the Veterans Administration directly to the Muskogee Regional Office.   Our email contact is

In compliance with Health Orders from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles Community College District, Board Policy 2800, approved August 4, 2021, all students, employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, shall wear a mask or face covering while inside any District building, classroom, library, gymnasium, facility or other indoor setting. These requirements are in place to fulfill the Board’s statutory obligation to protect its students, faculty, employees and visitors from the risks associated with the spread of infectious diseases, including the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its variants.

Students who fail to wear a mask/face covering while indoors at all LACCD colleges and facilities, including classrooms, will be asked to either comply or to leave the classroom immediately. Continued failure to comply constitutes a violation of the Student Code of Conduct as outlined in Board Policy 5500 and students may be subject to further disciplinary action. Pursuant to Education Code Section 76032, students may be removed from class for up to two (2) class sessions for refusing to wear the mask/face coverings required by this Board Policy. Further or repeated offenses may result in discipline pursuant to Education Code, Board Rules, and Board Policy.

Exceptions to the mask/facial covering requirement are that the student has a valid medical exception currently on file in their college’s Disabled Student Programs and Services / Office of Special Services (DSPS/OSS) office, such as a medical condition, including mental health or disability, that prevents wearing a mask, or, for students who are hearing impaired or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication. To facilitate sign language use in the classroom, faculty and sign-language interpreters may remove their face covering for instruction purposes only. In such cases, faculty and interpreters must maintain six feet of distance from all others in the classroom. Should any student have an approved exemption from wearing a mask/face covering, they must also maintain six feet of distance from all others.

Board Policy 2800:
Board Policy 5500:
Board Action August 4, 2021: 20and%20Vaccinations%20August%204%20Screen.pdf

: Per L.A. Pierce College schedule, this course involves 3:10 hours per week, excluding reading and studying. The course will be delivered entirely through the learning management system, Canvas. In Canvas, you will have access online to resources and assignments, with due dates to ensure deliverables are completed with the required time period. Activities will consist of announcements, assignments, discussions, quizzes and a final exam. All work will need to be submitted online via Canvas.

The course content on Canvas is organized into modules. All weekly assignments are due by Sundays (11:59 pm). To ensure you have completed the assignments required for a particular week, click on 'Modules' (see the list to the left of your Canvas screen) and check the submissions due, organized under each module. Another way of ensuring you have completed all necessary work is to check the “To-Do List” under each module. Since the first two weeks of a Semester are hectic, as an exception only, the first few modules of this course will remain open until midnight September 11.  If you have not logged in and completed ALL of the assignments by September 11 (11:59 pm), you may be dropped from the course. 

COURSE GRADING AND FEEDBACK: Students need to submit assignments via Canvas prior to deadlines. You must log on weekly and submit assignments to avoid exclusion. Technical issues or connection problems are not considered acceptable excuses for deadline extensions.  

On many of assignments in this class, Turnitin plagiarism checker is used. Therefore, it is critical for you to be aware of plagiarism rules and the Academic Honesty policies of our college (See “Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty Policy” page in Module Zero).

Grading: In general, assignments will be graded weekly and feedback is provided to help students improve their work. It is important to read the feedback to ensure mistakes are not repeated and work quality is improved. The point values you receive on assignments are an indicator of how closely aligned your submission is to the assignment requirements and criteria. Any submission posted on Canvas is considered final work ready for grading. If you are planning to review or edit, save your work locally and only post on Canvas if it is your final submission. Additionally, assignments should not be edited, corrected and reposted after it has been graded by the professor. 

Overall grade for the course is based on total points earned. Focusing on percentage listed on Canvas may be misleading as that reflects the percentage earned based on work submitted and does not include missed assignments or quizzes.

Grading Scale: Course Total Possible Points= 500 points
A= 450-500 points
B= 449-400 points
C= 399-350 points
D= 349-300 points
F=299-0 points

Assignments: Please note the following:

  • As stated above, assignments will be automatically assigned a percentage from the plagiarism tool, Turnitin. The results of this plagiarism check system may impact your grade.
  • Write all assignment yourself (in your own words) to avoid points deduction for plagiarism, which may lead to additional serious consequences.
  • Plagiarism rules apply to video or TED Talk assignments. You must write the answers based on your understanding of the material covered by the speaker. Do not copy parts of the video transcripts for your answers.
  • Be aware of plagiarism rules, including proper ways of quoting, paraphrasing and referencing material. Always provide the list of sources used as references. Refer to the Academic Dishonesty section in this syllabus and on our college’s website.
  • In rare cases, when it is impossible to provide your own word, you may use direct quotes from our textbook, slides, video speakers, video transcripts and other appropriate reference material. Such phrases need to be provided with quotation marks and they will not be considered as part of the word-count requirements.
  • Certain assignments have word-count requirements. Simply providing the assignment minimum number of required words does not guarantee full points as the topics need to be addressed thoroughly, following instructions.

DiscussionsMake every effort to complete the class discussions before you do other assignments as the opportunity to respond to classmates and earning the points will not be possible after a discussions close.

Quizzes: Quizzes need to be completed on Canvas by assigned deadlines. Be aware that quizzes function best on laptops or desktop computers, as a cell phone may not provide full functionality. The quizzes are timed and upon starting you will see one question at a time. After you select an answer from multiple choices, your answer will be locked. It is critical to be on a reliable connection before you begin quizzes as technical issues or connection problems will not be considered for test make-up opportunities.

Final Exam: The final exam will open in late November and be administered online. It should be your LAST submission for this course as any pending assignments need to be submitted before a student completes the final exam. Plan accordingly because the final exam closes at midnight on December 13, 2021 and overall course grades will be finalized the next day, in preparation to submit them to Pierce College as soon as possible.

Syllabus: This syllabus is subject to change throughout the semester at the instructor’s discretion; significant changes will be communicated via Canvas. It is the student’s responsibility to read announcements and Canvas content to become aware of any such changes.



Course Summary:

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