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Constructing Meaning

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The postmodern world is an amalgam of our beliefs, physical sensory interpretations, psychological projections of our wants/needs/fantasies, a cultural interpretation of existence/meaning/purpose, a moral sense of right and wrong, a religious or spiritual interpretation of responsibility, and the sense of the relationship we have to each other. Learners explore the concept of post modernism through the writings of some of the classic thinkers. Learners will also undertake an examination of the way they personally construct their world - what it means and what is meaningful at a personal level, with some insight into why that is the case for them. This information will be explored and learners will use this to inform their leadership behavior and explain their style.

Course Competencies

  • Use appropriate terms and concepts to discuss philosophies of social science and their application to research and management.
  • Evaluate approaches to social science and management research in terms of their explanatory power and practical relevance.
  • Defend positions on the nature and application of social science and management research using clear, effective, expository reasoning.
  • Apply ontological approaches to social science and its relationships to management within various organizational cultures.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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