ORGS - Organizational Sciences

Richard Reardon, Coordinator (1000 W. Hubbard, Coeur d’Alene 83814-2277; 208/292-2523)

ORGS 110 Governance in Small Organizations

Orgs 110 Governance in Small Organizations (3 cr)

The basics of organizational structure, leadership, interpersonal relations, fiscal responsibility, and accountability. The course is designed to serve students who may be engaged in student or community leadership positions.

ORGS 155 Financial Literacy

OrgS 155 Financial Literacy (3 cr)

Basics of financial literacy including terms and concepts. Topics include: influences on financial decisions, goal setting, spending plans, saving and organizing, controlling debt, banking, credit, housing, cars, cell phones, college, careers, life's financial phases, protecting assets, investing, and financial current events.

ORGS 204 Special Topics

OrgS 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

ORGS 210 Introduction to Organizational Sciences

OrgS 210 Introduction to Organizational Sciences (1 cr)

An orientation course for students interested in pursuing the Bachelors Degree in Organizational Sciences. The goal of the course is to expose students to the major specializations offered by the degree program: General Organizational Science, Workplace Relations, and Nonprofit Community Organizations.

Prereq: Completion of at least 15 credit hours of college level course work.

ORGS 305 Nonprofit Organizations

OrgS 305 Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr)

An introduction to nonprofit organizations. The course covers the several ways that nonprofits differ from for-profit and governmental organizations: mission and values, legal distinctions, leadership and oversight, expenses and revenue, and community relations/community impact. Recommended preparation: OrgS 210.

ORGS 310 Application/Experience in Organizational Sciences

OrgS 310 Application/Experience in Organizational Sciences (1-6 cr, max 6)

Hands-on experience with a business, governmental agency, community or nonprofit organization. Students will be expected to provide a written account of their experience that both documents the time spent, and that relates the experience to other coursework.

Prereq: Permission of Instructor

ORGS 312 Practical Gerontology

OrgS 312 Practical Gerontology (3 cr)

See Psyc 312.

ORGS 317 Explore Mentoring & Leadership

OrgS 317 Explore Mentoring & Leadership (3 cr)

See Intr 316.

ORGS 320 Budgeting for Small Organizations

ORGS 320 Budgeting for Small Organizations (1 cr)

A basic introduction to budgets and the budgeting process, focusing on how to prepare, interpret, use, and manage organizational budgets to increase students’ likelihood of future success.

ORGS 321 Workplace Motivation

ORGS 321 Workplace Motivation (1 cr)

A review of the issues that affect worker motivation. Evidence and practical implications of forces such as workplace incentives, social and physical environment, organizational structure and tasks, external factors, and individual differences will be considered.

ORGS 322 Workplace Soft Skills

ORGS 322 Workplace Soft Skills (1 cr)

Overall organizational performance often depends as much on soft skills (worker social skills and emotional intelligence, communication abilities, and worker professionalism) as it does on hard skills (abilities with the immediate tasks). This course reviews the evidence on the impact of soft skills.

ORGS 323 Messaging for Small Organizations

ORGS 323 Messaging for Small Organizations (1 cr)

An evaluation of the inexpensive, everyday messaging tools available to smaller organizations that can be used for issue advocacy, service/product promotion, community cohesion, and the like. The course will cover current network applications and their effectiveness including, but not limited to, social media tools.

ORGS 400 Seminar

OrgS 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

ORGS 404 Special Topics

ORGS 407 Advanced Nonprofit Organizations

OrgS 407 Advanced Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr)

Provides an in-depth exploration of nonprofit organizations and their role in society, nonprofit purpose, mission, characteristics and structure. Topics include how nonprofits differ from for-profit and governmental organizations, nonprofit industry and careers, starting a nonprofit; nonprofit operations (accountability, reporting, staffing, marketing, technology); planning, strategy, governance (boards and volunteers); nonprofit law; nonprofit programs and program evaluation.

Prereq: OrgS 305

ORGS 410 Capstone Project in Organizational Sciences

Orgs 410 Capstone Project in Organizational Sciences (1-6 cr, max 6)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

Completion of a project with a business, governmental agency, community or nonprofit organization. The project can be research or service-based. Students will be expected to provide a final document that details all aspects of the project. Approval of a project proposal by the student’s advisor should be sought before requesting permission to enroll.
Prereq: Permission of Instructor

ORGS 414 Traumatic Events: Preparation, Intervention, Evaluation

OrgS 414 Traumatic Events: Preparation, Intervention, Evaluation (3 cr)

See Psyc 414.

ORGS 415 Planning Professional Conferences and Events

OrgS 415 Planning Professional Conferences and Events (3 cr)

Organizational planning and logistics for successful professional meetings, conferences, and other events. Considerations include themes and missions; physical, site, and technological needs; budgeting; invitees, attendees, and registrants, vendors; contracts, risk, and liabilities; and contingency planning. Recommended preparation: OrgS 210.

ORGS 416 Planning Professional Conferences and Events Laboratory

OrgS 416 Planning Professional Conferences and Events Laboratory (1 cr)

Laboratory application of tools and concepts learned in OrgS 415. Students will go through procedures to plan an event or conference. The event or conference could be a virtual one, or it could be one associated with their university or outside lives. Organizational planning and logistics for successful professional meetings, conferences, and other events. Considerations include themes and missions; physical, site, and technological needs; budgeting; invitees, attendees, and registrants, vendors; contracts, risk, and liabilities; and contingency planning.

Prereq: OrgS 210

Coreq: OrgS 415

ORGS 435 Personnel

OrgS J435/J535 Personnel (3 cr)

See Psyc J435/J535.

ORGS 441 Human Relations in the Workplace

OrgS J441/J541 Human Relations in the Workplace (3 cr)

See Psyc J441/J541.

ORGS 444 Methods and Analysis in Organizational Science

OrgS 444 Methods and Analysis in Organizational Science (4 cr)

Overview of the many tools of data gathering and analysis in the applied social sciences. Includes coverage of surveys, study design, analysis, online and bibliographic resources and archives, etc.

Prereq: Stat 251 (Off-campus and distance students may request advisor approval for a substitution for Stat 251)

ORGS 450 Training and Performance Support

OrgS J450/J550 Training and Performance Support (3 cr)

See Psyc J450/J550.

ORGS 494 Research Experience in Organizational Sciences

ORGS 494 (s) Research Experience in Organizational Sciences (cr arr, max 16)

Supervised experience in conducting research in organizational performance/organizational behavior. Topics vary depending on match of student interests to those of current faculty or qualified affiliates. May include research with local business, agencies, or other entities under joint supervision of faculty and entity sponsor. Recommended preparation: ORGS 444 and consultation with ORGS advisor.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or higher

ORGS 497 Practicum in Instruction

OrgS 497 (s) Practicum in Instruction (cr arr)

ORGS 498 Internship

ORGS 499 Directed Study

ORGS 502 Directed Study

OrgS 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

ORGS 504 Special Topics

OrgS 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

ORGS 505 Professional Development

ORGS 535 Personnel

OrgS 535 Personnel (3 cr)

See Psyc J435/J535.

ORGS 541 Human Relations in the Workplace

OrgS 541 Human Relations in the Workplace (3 cr)

See Psyc J441/J541.

ORGS 550 Training and Performance Support

OrgS 550 Training and Performance Support (3 cr)

See Psyc J450/J550.