Sources and Uses of Power

The course Sources and Uses of Power (SUPR) explores the relationship between sources and the nature of influencing factors on the behavior of people in varying social, economic, cultural and organizational contexts.  Putting emphasis on applying and explaining why people react the way they do to stimuli, SUPR relies on understanding systemic structures to explain people’s behavior and reactions. GNAM SUPR is designed as an applied systems thinking course.

SUPR will use movies, documentaries, field visits/interviews and discussion cases as learning materials, which will serve as springboard to plenary class discussions. This elective will take a look at sources of power in different contexts such as crisis, governance, social justice, transport systems and renewable energy, among others.

Students will be responsible for accessing the necessary knowledge materials (listed at the end of course outline).  They are expected to participate in synchronous and plenary discussions, discussion boards, submit individual reflection papers, and work with others in class on a group project.  The group project will require an analysis of a movie or a documentary, in the form of a video presentation and to be shared in the SUPR Canvas for other members of the class to view.

GNAM Students: Check with your MBA Program Director about how to apply.

Course Date & Time

Dates: September 6 – October 13, 2016, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Wednesday, October 12
Class meeting times: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Manila time)