SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2022 3:50:13 PMBOT 56A Course Outline as of Fall 1998

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 56ATitle:  WORKFORCE ISSUES  
Full Title:  Workforce Issues for Professional Office Workers
Last Reviewed:4/13/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Critical workforce issues including the evolution of the workplace environment, the worker's changing role and opportunities, and the development of 21st century workplace skills such as effective team membership, critical thinking, and individual responsiblity.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Critical workforce issues including the evolution of the workplace environment, the worker's changing role and opportunities, and the development of 21st century workplace skills such as effective team membership, critical thinking, and individual responsiblity.
(Grade Only)

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:Fall 2013
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Compare the major "ages" of society:  i.e., hunting and
    gathering, agricultural, industrial, and information/knowledge.
2.   List the factors of how workers/"companies" were organized in each
    of the above listed "ages."
3.   Explain how the organization of the information age workplace is
    significantly different than the industrial age workplace.
4.   Name the major components of individual responsibility as they
    relate to the 21st century workplace.
5.   Identify the varied employment/working options in the information/
    knowledge workplace.
6.   List advantages and disadvantages of each of the employment/
    working  opportunities.
7.   Develop essential skills for employability in the information/
    knowledge workplace.
8.   Assess personal values and the factor influencing these values.
9.   Relate your personal values to others' values using the same
    determing factors.
10.  Use an identified reasoning process to solve problems.
11.  Weigh the results of the possible solutions identified in number 10
    against intuition, common sense, and previous experience.
12.  Explain factors in developing effective self-managing teams such as
    importance of positive attitude, communication strategies,
    negotiating, creating win-win situations, goal setting, flexibility,
    etc.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Evolution of the Workplace
   A.  History of work
   B.  Changes in the organizational structure
   C.  Critical issues affecting today's workers
2.  Role in the Workplace
   A.  Individual responsiblity
   B.  Employment options
   C.  Employee/worker opportunities
3.  Skill Development in the Workplace
   A.  Interpersonal skills
   B.  Critical thinking skills
   C.  Team player skills

Assignments:
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1.  Reading assignments from textbook and outside sources.
2.  Write a variety of reports from one-page documents to a research-
   based formal report.
3.  Individual and group activities applying effective listening,
   speaking, problem solving.

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
30 - 60%
Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers, Projects
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 50%
Projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 40%
Class Performance
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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IMPROVING PEER RELATIONSHIPS, Norman Hale, Crisp Publications, 1997
ATTITUDE: YOUR MOST PRICELESS POSSESSION, Elwood Chapman, Crisp
 Publications, 1997
TEAM PROBLEM SOLVING, Sandy Pokras, Crisp Publications, 1996
TEAM BUILDING, Robert Maddux, Crisp Publications, 1996
ADAPTING TO CHANGE, Carol Kinsey Goman, Crisp Publications, 1996

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