Complex Organizations - Sociology - SOCI 0311


Westfield State University

Credits: 3

Subject Area(s): Sociology

Credential(s): Bachelor's Degree, Bachelor’s Completion Degrees


Examination of major theories and studies of complex organizations. Emphasis is on recent findings regarding the influence of organizations on the behavior of members, bureaucratic “pathology”, succession and displacement of goals, organizational types, characteristics, and problems of bureaucracies in a variety of settings: occupational, military, medical, religious, correctional, political; organization change in the light of contemporary theory and research noting the functioning of complex organizations in pre-industrial and industrial societies.

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Complex Organizations - Sociology Associated Programs

Program ID Name Subject Area(s) Percent Online
SOCISociologyAnthropology, Gerontology, Sociology, Interdisciplinary/General Studies100

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