Sociology of Organizations
Sustainable Development Goals
1. Identify the main characteristics of t organizacional phenomena;
2. Set the Sociology of Organizations
3. Know the objectives and methods of Sociology of Organizations
4. Know the major theoretical perspectives, major authors and their contributions to Sociology of Organizations
5. Develop a comprehensive and analytical perspective about organizational phenomena.
The competences to acquire in this course are:
- Develop the capacity to critically analyze the role of organizations in contemporary societies;
- Understand of the own theories and methods of Sociology of Organizations;
- Knowledge of main structural features of organizations in portuguese society and its integration into Europe.
1.1. Definition and objectives of sociology of organizations
1.2. Renewal the organizational insight
Module 2. Reflections about concept of organization
2.1. Definitions of organization
2.2. Components of organizational structure
Module 3. Evolution of organization theories
3.1. Organizations as rational systems
3.2. Organizations as human and social systems
3.3. Contemporary approaches to organizations
Module 4. Dynamics of individuals and groups in organizations
4.1. Actors and relations of power in organizational context
4.2. Perspectives of sociological intervention in organizations
Tutorial sessions and self-study in accordance with Bologna Process recommendations.
For contact hours with the teacher and the teaching / learning will be organized in classes essentially theoretical and practical.
In addition to the content teaching exhibition by the teacher, classes also count with students participation, individually or in small groups, and based on previously distributed resources or gathered through self-study.
a) Continuous Evaluation:
- Written test (1) = 50%;
- Working paper (1) = 50% (25% written text + 25% oral presentation and slides).
b) Evaluation by final exam:
- Written test (a comprehensive final exam) = 50%;
- Exam with oral evaluation = 25%;
- Practical work individually = 25%.
- Lidia Patricia Santos Amaral Tomé [responsible]