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MN3102   Organisation Studies

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

This module examines major organisational theories, surveys key topics in this area, and explores organisational forms that have emerged in recent times. The study of organisations has become a major topic of study, drawing on disciplines such as economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and history. The interdisciplinary nature of organisation studies has produced a wide variety of perspectives. These perspectives are based on different assumptions, and place strong emphasis on certain aspects of the organisation at the expense of others. When brought together, however, they yield a rich multifaceted picture of power socioeconomic systems that shape our lives.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should pass MN2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 10 weeks) and 1 tutorial (x 4 weeks) and 2 optional consultative hours (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 24

Guided independent study hours: 176

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr G J Greig
Module teaching staff: Dr G Greig, TBC