INF 387C - Managing Information Organizations
Management theory, concepts, processes, and practices as applied to information agencies and systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Information Studies 387C and 387W may not both be counted.
The goal of this course is to help you develop skills and
awareness for managing in the context of an information
organization. The course emphasizes active learning through
numerous class exercises in addition to case discussions and
individual and group assignments. Personal reflection, which
assignments will prompt, is also critical to your learning.
Combined, practice and reflection are central to your learning in
this course. Although oriented to developing practical career
skills, the material in the course is grounded in theory and
research from social psychology, small group research,
organizational behavior, strategy, innovation and the like. We
start at the individual level so that you can begin to develop
awareness about yourself and your relationships with others that
is critical as a manager. From there, we move on to group level
dynamics common in work settings. We end with a focus on
organizational issues, including interacting with the external
The syllabus listed here is from 2014; I will revise it for the
fall, but the essence will be unchanged.