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Course Description

This course seeks to synthesize the many theories of human motivation with the practical application of motivating employees. To this end, the course will examine historical theories as well as recent developments in the field of motivation and their relationship to management practices. The primary concepts of goals, quality of work, and rewards will be examined and applied to the workplace.

This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.

PLEASE NOTE:
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

Course Objectives

Week 1

  • Define motivation.
  • Analyze how motivation is expressed by employees.
  • Describe how motivation affects productivity in the workplace.
  • Apply the effects of motivational theory across workplace situations.

Week 2

  • Contrast various types of needs, explaining how they affect workplace behavior.
  • Identify how incentives, consequences, and rewards for behavior can affect workplace attitudes.
  • Assess acquired needs such as achievement, affiliation, and power, as well as how they affect workplace performance.

Week 3

  • Evaluate how plans of action, goal setting, goal striving, and the factors that lead to goal disengagement affect the workplace.
  • Explain how self-efficacy, mastery beliefs, and learned helplessness affect employees.
  • Apply goal setting in the workplace.
  • Assess the effects of goal setting on employee motivation.

Week 4

  • Describe the basic and complex emotions humans experience and the role they play in people’s lives.
  • Analyze the key biological and cognitive factors that affect emotion and how they influence worker productivity.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of theories on emotion in explaining various behaviors in the workplace.

Week 5

  • Explain the positive psychology approaches.
  • Discuss four state-of-the-art interventions.
  • Synthesize motivational theory into practical business applications.

Prerequisites

None

Disclaimers

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HUMAN MOTIVATION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Apr 28, 2020 to Jun 01, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
HUMAN MOTIVATION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jun 02, 2020 to Jul 06, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
HUMAN MOTIVATION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jul 07, 2020 to Aug 10, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
HUMAN MOTIVATION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Aug 11, 2020 to Sep 14, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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