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University Bulletin: Graduate Programs The George Washington University  



Professors D.R. Schwandt, M. Marquardt

Associate Professors N.E. Chalofsky, R.B. Morgan, A.J. Casey, M. Cseh (Chair), S. Khilji, D. Burley, E. Goldman

Assistant Professors M.S. Wesner, E.M. Scully-Russ

See the Graduate School of Education and Human Development for programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in Education and Human Development, Education Specialist, and Doctor of Education.

6100 Special Topics (arr.) Staff
  Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit.
6101 Research and Independent Study (1 to 3) Staff
  Preparation of an in-depth project under the guidance of a faculty member. The course is arranged individually with an instructor.
6700 Foundations of Human Resource Development (3) Wesner, Morgan, Khilji
  How individuals and groups learn and interact within organizations and how organizations function and learn. Motivation, group dynamics, systems theory, organizational culture and change, and how they relate to business.
6701 Adult Learning (3) Cseh, Goldman, Hoare
  Premises and theories used to meet learning needs of adults. Overview of various learning theories and the impact of various stages of adult development on learners. Topics including self-directed learning, accommodating individual learning needs, and creation of effective learning techniques. Same as HDev 6701.
6702 Organizational Change I (3) Cseh, Wesner, Khilji
  The assessment of organizational conditions, including collection and interpretation of information, operations, and problems (human, structural, and systemic). Course participants collect and analyze data to help organizations enhance effectiveness and implement change.
6703 Organizational Change II (3) Chalofsky, Goldman, Wesner
  Introduction to the concepts, methods, and skills required for effective consultation in organizations, as either an internal or an external consultant. Meeting the human needs in organizations, while improving performance and productivity. Students undertake a consulting project in an organization.
6704 Leadership in Organizations (3) Cseh, Goldman
  Developments in theory and research centered on organizational leadership. Emphasis on transformational leadership.
6705 Strategic Human Resource Development (3) Morgan, Khilji
  Overview of systematic development of an organization’s capability to implement its strategy. Leading an organization through change, with an emphasis on HRD systems.
6706 Issues in Human Resource Development (3) Morgan, Khilji, Wesner, and Staff
  Current issues and topics of importance in the field. Students gather data and analyze key topics associated with areas such as globalization, diversity in the workplace, organizational development, and ethics.
6707 Organizational Learning (3) Staff
  Learning in an organizational context. Processes through which the organization as a system learns, unlearns, changes, and disseminates information. Organizational learning theories address the processes and barriers of gathering, using, developing, and retaining knowledge in organizations.
6720 Advanced Strategies for Adult Learning (3) Staff
  Theoretical and practical strategies of adult learning in various settings, including corporate environments. Learning strategies, such as creative thinking and self-directed learning. Critical adult learning issues.
6721 Assessing the Impact of HRD Efforts (3) Morgan and Staff
  Knowledge and skills needed to evaluate the impact and return on investment of HRD efforts. Focus on how to plan and conduct systematic evaluations of HRD efforts, including the choice, development, and use of various tools for measuring individual, group, and organizational change.
6724 Increasing the Capacity to Learn (3) Chalofsky
  Identification of actions that can help increase the capacity to learn. Emphasis on experimental learning and critical reflection.
6725 Internship in Human Resource Development (3 to 6) Staff
  Supervised experience in selected areas of human resource development and adult education. Admission by permission of instructor.
6742 Design of Adult Learning Interventions (3) Goldman, Hoare, Marquardt
  Designing and implementing adult learning programs. Topics include instructional design techniques, designing effective programs, program planning and marketing techniques, and conducting needs assessments and evaluations of adult learning programs.
6743 Action Learning (3) Marquardt
  Processes, principles, and skills necessary to participate in and lead both single- and multiple-problem action learning sets. The six dimensions of action learning; educational psychological, political, sociological, and management theories underlying action learning.
6744 Meaningful Workplaces (3) Chalofsky
  Characteristics of the humane organization and of meaningful work. Intrinsic motivation, work–life balance, and the workplace community.
6745 Technology and Human Resource Development (3) Staff
  How technology can best be utilized in the HRD environment. Discussion of CBT, use of the Internet for instruction, and distance learning techniques.
6746 Work Groups and Teams in Organizations (3) Chalofsky, Goldman, Wesner, Morgan
  Exploration of the nature of work groups and teams as they are utilized in organizational settings. Group and team dynamics, facilitating and leading skills, and group roles and culture.
6747 International and Multicultural Issues in Organizations (3) Cseh, Marquardt, Khilji
  The impact of culture and globalization on U.S. and international human and organizational learning programs and practices. Adult learning and organizational change approaches that develop and utilize the synergy of a global workforce.
6998-99 Thesis Research (3-3) Staff
8100 Special Topics (arr.) Staff
  Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit.
8700 Foundations of Human and Organizational Learning (3) Chalofsky, Schwandt, Cseh
  The basic theories and concepts of human and organizational learning, with a multidisciplinary range of theory and applications from behavioral sciences, including contributions from seminal works in psychology, sociology, education, anthropology, and management.
8701 Theory, Research, and Practice in Adult Learning and Development (3) Cseh, Goldman, Hoare, Scully-Russ
  Adult learning theories and models; multidisciplinary orientations that inform adult learning theories. The influences of the social context on adult learners, their characteristics and motivation, and adult development theories. Analysis of one’s own learning, and applications to literature reviews and research studies.
8702 Theory and Design of Organizational Diagnosis and Development (3) Cseh, Schwandt, Khilji
  Focus on various paradigms through which organizations and their functions may be viewed; a variety of analytical models of organizations; techniques for assessing systems; application of analysis techniques.
8703 Human Systems Change (3) Schwandt, Scully-Russ
  The classical and contemporary ideas related to social systems change; the relation of these ideas to current issues in organizations.
8704 Leadership Theory, Research, and Practice (3) Cseh, Goldman, Schwandt
  Historical review of leadership theory and research will be accompanied by current developments in understanding leadership, review of leadership research, and an assessment of students’ own leadership.
8706 Interdisciplinary Readings in Human and Organizational Learning (3) Chalofsky
  Seminal works from various disciplines related to current research and practice.
8707 Advanced Organizational Learning (3) Casey, Burley
  The psychological and sociological paradigms associated with the learning of a collective whole.
8720 Seminar: Applied Research in Human and Organizational Learning (3) Casey, Cseh, Burley
  A forum in which students identify the constructs and theories that support their research interests, engage in critical analysis of research reports, and review research literature.
8721 Practicum in Human and Organizational Learning (3 to 6) Staff
8722 Seminar: Advanced Issues in Human and Organizational Learning (3) Casey, Cseh, Burley, Goldman
  A forum in which students critically examine their research agendas, narrow their perspectives into researchable questions, design the way they address the research questions, and develop an outline of the dissertation research proposal.
8723 Organizations and Strategy in Human Resource Systems (3) Schwandt
  Overview of paradigms, theories, models, and constructs of organizations and strategy to understand organizations and their environments.
8741 Managerial and Organizational Cognition (3) Casey
  The emerging field of collective cognition in organizations, including theoretical foundations and seminal and current literature on knowledge structures and their role in strategy formation, organizational change, and sensemaking.
8742 Work, Identity, and Adult Development (3) Hoare
  Same as Cnsl 8253/HDev 8253.
8746 Work Groups and Teams in Organizations (3) Chalofsky, Marquardt
  Theoretical understanding and practical considerations of working with groups and teams. Group dynamics, facilitating and leading groups, and member roles. Group facilitation techniques across different group settings and environments.
8998 Predissertation Seminar (3 to 6) Staff
  Platform for further development of the dissertation proposal.
8999 Dissertation Research (3 or 6) Staff
  Prerequisite: HOL 8998.

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