Studyinfo subject PSYK1600 2019 HØST
PSYK1600 Organizational Understanding and Work Lfe Course description
- Course name in Norwegian
- Organisasjonsforståelse og arbeidsliv
- Study programme
Bachelorstudium i psykologi med vekt på atferdsanalyse
- 10 ECTS
- Year of study
- Programme description
- Course history
The course provides an introduction to organisation theory and how different ways of thinking in the organisation of work are linked to the development of society, from the emergence of the industrial society to today’s knowledge society. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding processes that contribute to stability and change in organisations.
Required preliminary courses
Admission to the programme.
After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and competence:
has knowledge of the historical emergence of different types of labour organisations
is familiar with the main characteristics of the Norwegian labour market
has knowledge of internationalisation and globalisation of the labour market
has knowledge of different perspectives on organised work
has knowledge of what is meant by organisational structures and organisational forms and various perspectives on organisational cultures
knowledge of what is meant by learning organisations, knowledge organisations and organisational change
has knowledge of group processes, conflicts, power and communication in organisations
has knowledge of values and ethical conduct in organisations
The student is capable of
analysing, discussing and presenting key knowledge in the course
reflecting on the results gained from group work as a work method
The student is capable of
reflecting on how knowledge work and learning takes place in organisations and working life
making his/her own assessments and developing lines of reasoning relating to these
Teaching and learning methods
Work and teaching methods used in the course are lectures, self-study and group work. The groups will work independently on different issues related to the course. The students will present their group’s work at compulsory seminars, encourage discussion and receive guidance for further work.
Participation in group work and presentations (80%)
Submission of three group assignments (max. 3,000 words)
The required coursework must be approved before the students can take the written home exam.
Individual written home exam over four days, maximum 3,000 words.
Permitted exam materials and equipment
One internal and one external examiner