Seminar Class for 642 Fall 2001

Plan for conducting reading discussions:

to promote a thorough understanding of content of articles assigned particularly with regard to (1) salient issues and (2) how to apply key concepts and theories.

I Understand content:
    Specifically:  to (1) examine how research supports authors' assertions (critique of research)
                            (2) compare and contrast theoretical assumptons.

II Discuss Applications:

III Criteria for demonstration of student competencies

    a. Successful completion of midterm and final examinations (knowlegde)
    b. Success in designing applications of theories to real organizational problems.

IV Process for conducting group discussions:

Presenter begins with short (2-3 minute) overview of article focusing on important, salient content. Questions developed by presenter or group members or both.

to be continued......