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Joseph Boldan
GEN ST 391
Seattle Campus

Supervised Study in Selected Fields

Special supervised study in a field represented in the College of Arts and Sciences. Faculty supervisor required. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

"Practical Psychology for Workplace Politics" Students will actively participate in interactive role plays and case studies to develop practical strategies to deal with workplace politics. To be clear, the course description says a faculty supervisor is required. Don't be concerned, I act as the faculty supervisor!

Student learning goals

Learn the basics of workplace politics

Learn effect communication methods that effect politics

Learn about the grey areas of workplace honesty

Learn about resolving conflict with workplace associates and politics

Learn how to "fire someone"

Learn how to manage your manager

General method of instruction

Class is taught using the "Socratic Method". Students will actively participate in interactive exercises in order to develop practical strategies for dealing with politics in the workplace.

Recommended preparation

Weekly handouts will be provided after each class.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly one page papers (content more important than length) concerning the student's impression of each weeks class.

Credit / no-credit


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Joseph Boldan
Date: 02/05/2014