SRJC Course Outlines

7/12/2024 8:35:38 AMBMG 66.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BMG 66.1Title:  DECISION MAKING  
Full Title:  Decision Making
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
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Catalog Description:
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This course provides the knowledge, skills, and tools to solve organizational problems and to make effective decisions.  Topics include selecting problems, using the rational decision-making process, selling the solution, and determining your own decision-making style.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides the knowledge, skills, and tools to solve organizational problems and to make effective decisions.  Topics include selecting problems, using the rational decision-making process, selling the solution, and determining your own decision-making style.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate and select situations (problems) needing the problem-solving
  and decision-making process.
2. Define the problem and create a problem statement.
3. Generate alternative solutions and decide on the best solution.
4. Construct an action plan.
5. Justify the solution.
6. Determine their own decision-making style and explain its consequences.  

Topics and Scope
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1. Problem selection.
2. Defining the problem: creating a problem-statement.
3. Alternative solutions.
    A. Brainstorming solutions.
    B. Pro-and-con or force-field analysis.
4. Action plan.
    A. Steps to implement a solution.
    B. Prioritizing steps.
    C. Henry Gantt's control systems chart.
    D. Program Evaluation and Review Techniques (PERT) chart.
5. The solution.
    A. Consequence analysis by cost and waste.
    B. Solution analysis by cost and improvement.
6. Decision-making styles.
    A. Intellectual.
    B. Conflict types.
    C. Pros and cons of your style.  

Assignments:
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1. In-class written assignments.
2. Homework.
3. Group activities.
4. Role-playing.
5. Workbook exercises.
6. Case studies.
7. Skill demonstrations.
8. Participation in classroom activities.
9. Examination(s).  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 35%
Written homework, In-class written assignments, short essay question
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 25%
Problem-solving in groups, workbook exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Role playing
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
1 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Short essays
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Participation in classroom activities


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor-prepared materials.
Hammond, Keeney and Raiffa. SMART CHOICE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MAKING
BETTER DECISIONS, HBS Press, 1999, (classic text for the field).  

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