Organizational Psychology (IOP)

IOP 305   Christianity and Contemporary Culture   3 Units

This course will assist students in evaluating sources of information for culture and theology enabling them to better answer questions concerning life issues and choices in the Christian context. Students will examine their own beliefs and compare these to that which Scripture teaches.

IOP 308   Human Resource Strategies and Applications   3 Units

This course will prepare students to understand how organizations obtain, maintain, and retain their human resources as current legal regulations are explored.

IOP 311   Writing in the Workplace   3 Units

This course will explore the basics of good writing including the proper application of grammar and APA (American Psychological Association) style rules and the use of technology to access and share information is also examined.

IOP 327   Organizational Behavior   3 Units

This course will discuss individual behavior issues such as personality, leadership, perceptions, attitudes, motivation, diversity, stress, and broader issues including team work, group cohesiveness, career and change management.

IOP 345   Social Psychology   3 Units

This course will examine the effect of social influence upon the development of personality and behavior patterns including socialization, attitude formation and change, communication, propaganda, roles and stereotypes, leadership, and collective behavior.

IOP 381   Methods of Research and Statistical Analysis   3 Units

This course will examine experimental and quasi-experimental research and data analysis methods including Regression, ANOVA, and multivariate research designs and analyses.

IOP 405   Psychological Testing   3 Units

This course will examine basic principles of construction, administration, scoring, interpretation, and the use of psychological tests and measurements, including the study of problems related to reliability and validity.

IOP 411   Employee Motivation and Attitude Theory   3 Units

This course will evaluate motivation and attitude while exposing students to pertinent research within the field as they learn motivational constructs that enhance employee attitudes, effectiveness, and well-being across a range of organizational contexts.

IOP 415   Organizational Culture   3 Units

This course will exam emerging issues of third-part consultation including the variables of internal and external relations, developing outcome and performance deliverables, securing senior leadership commitment, navigating political cultures, forming strategic alliances, and negotiating service contracts scope and pricing.

IOP 421   Measurement Of Human Performance   3 Units

This course will utilize various psychometric instruments in the areas of job analysis, personnel selection, performance appraisal, job satisfaction, criteria analysis, and management training and development.

IOP 431   Training and Talent Development   3 Units

This course will apply developmental and training concepts that enhance organizational performance as students learn to assess the design and implementation of effective training programs by analyzing critical areas such as organizational needs analyses, specific job requirements, individual performance, and cross-cultural and diversity issues.

IOP 483   Business Ethics   3 Units

This course will explore ethical evaluation involving ideals, laws, and relationships utilized by the business community including bribery, employer/employee rights, assumption analysis, philosophy, culture of the corporation, and product liability.

IOP 490   Organization Development and Change Theory   3 Units

This course will examines theories of change and organizational development within the context of the I-O organizational specialist's role as both change-agent and consultant. Topics will include types of change; individual, group, and organizational interventions; integrating psychological theories of leadership, motivation, interpersonal influence, conflict management, and group decision making, culminating in a final project.

IOP 491   Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar I   3 Units

This course will give students a practical, hands-on workshop experience equipping them to pragmatically apply assessment and intervention strategies in a real-world work environment by integrating coursework throughout the program. A professional development project will be presented in the final class.

IOP 492   Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar II   3 Units

As a continuation of IOP 491, this course will give students a practical, hands-on workshop experience equipping them to pragmatically apply assessment and intervention strategies in a real-world work environment. A professional development project will be presented in the final class. Prerequisite: IOP 491.

IOP 493   Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar III   1 Unit

Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar I-VI provides practical, hands-on workshop experience that equips students to pragmatically apply assessment and intervention strategies in a real-world work environment by integrating coursework throughout the program. Students develop a Professional Development project that is presented in the final class of Organization Development and Change Theory.

IOP 494   Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar IV   1 Unit

Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar I-VI provides practical, hands-on workshop experience that equips students to pragmatically apply assessment and intervention strategies in a real-world work environment by integrating coursework throughout the program. Students develop a Professional Development project that is presented in the final class of Organization Development and Change Theory.

IOP 495   Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar V   1 Unit

Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar I-VI provides practical, hands-on workshop experience that equips students to pragmatically apply assessment and intervention strategies in a real-world work environment by integrating coursework throughout the program. Students develop a Professional Development project that is presented in the final class of Organization Development and Change Theory.

IOP 496   Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar VI   1 Unit

Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar I-VI provides practical, hands-on workshop experience that equips students to pragmatically apply assessment and intervention strategies in a real-world work environment by integrating coursework throughout the program. Students develop a Professional Development project that is presented in the final class of Organization Development and Change Theory.