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COURSE NUMBER: BMGT104
COURSE TITLE:Interpersonal Relationships
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course focuses on identifying strategies and techniques essential for professional success. The course will feature content that explores the many dynamics of personal communications, individual personalities, work styles, and company culture influence on the workplace environment. Personal communications will also include the impact of an individual’s social media communications and impact to professional image. Students will study the variety of personal interactions in one-on-one situations, groups, and online. The course content explores research-based psychology and management principles, as well as newer theories and philosophies of human relations drawn from management theory, group theory, personality theory, and relationship theory. Course discussion will include how effective human relations skills are crucial to business success as organizations grow and compete in a global business environment. Students will gain understanding of the importance to develop the knowledge and skill to adapt to a workplace where change is frequent and inevitable.

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STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Practice effective communication skills including written communication in the form of assignments and digital communications such as email and online interactive learning.
  • Apply effective interpersonal communication strategies to solve problems, and promote a functional workplace environment conducive to positive performance.
  • Demonstrate and apply the foundational interpersonal relationship principles and concepts relevant to workplace human relations and managing.
  • Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of global influences on workplace interpersonal relationships in business environments, cultural aspects relating to global business practice and identify growing trends in society that impact business.
  • Understand the increasing impact of technology to businesses and society. Gain experience with internet and mobile communications and information literacy necessary for success.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. The importance of human relations skills
  2. Current challenges in human relations
  3. Communication in human relations
  4. Self-esteem/mutual respect (trust)
  5. Group dynamics
  6. Motivation
  7. Stress and stress management
  8. Individual and organizational change
  9. Human relations in a world of diversity
  10. People, groups, and their leaders
  11. Workplace conflict
  12. Maintaining workplace health

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be utilized to calculate classroom performance. Checkpoints, projects, case studies, final exam, miscellaneous assignments, and participation points will be assigned. Total points will be determined for the semester. The following percentages will be used to assign grades:

90-100% = A

  80-89% = B

  70-79% = C

  60-69% = D

  59-below = F


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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