MG 420 Labor Relations
S2AA 2006 LC
Rucker, Laurence K.
Assistant Professor of Management Studies/Adjunct Faculty
13 Mar - 7 May 2006
4:45 - 10:10 PM
Textbook: Mills, Daniel Quinn, LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Video Tapes: Norma Rea
Course Description: Consideration of the development, legal environment, and current problems of the industrial relations system. Emphasis is placed upon the historical evolution of both the union movement and the legislative system that shapes its activities. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: Is to motivate students to learn through exploration of ideas, discussion of contemporary issues, creative thinking and class interactiveness. This will be accomplished utilizing lectures, video presentations, text readings, class discussions, written reports, and examinations.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: The course will consist of interactive lectures and media presentations. Students will give oral presentations of assigned readings and participate in class discussions. Student oral presentations will be included in the class participation grade. Students must read assigned material prior to class meetings and be prepared to dicuss topics. A research paper of at least 6 but no more than 10 pages, double-spaced, in APA format is required to complete the course. A mid-term and final exam will be given.
Grading: 100-95=A (4.0 honor points)
94-85=B (3.0 honor points)
84-75=C (2.0 honor points)
74-65=D (1.0 honor points)
64 and below=F (no honor points)
Mid-Term Exam (25%)
Term paper (25%)
Final Exam (25%)
Late Submission of Course Materials: All students must make every effort to submit assignments on the required date. However, if students are unable to turn-in an assignment on time, they must make prior arrangements with the instructor and the instructor will determine if the reason is justified. Justifiable assignment date adjustments include students on military TDY.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Manage a safe an enjoyable learning environment. Cell phones are allowed in class. Students should exercise courtesy to the entire class by discreetly monitoring incoming calls. Students may leave and return to class quietly as needed. Class members will respectfully obey the rules of Park University-Lackland AFB Education Services and sign that they have received such instructions.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Chapters 1 & 2 17 Mar 06
Chapters 3, 4, & 5 24 Mar 06
Chapters 6, 7, & 8 31 Mar 06
Chapters 9 & 10 7 Apr 06
Chapters 11, 12 & 13 14 Apr 06
Chapters 14, 15 & 16 21 Apr 06
Chapters 17, 18 & 19 28 Apr 06
Chapters 20, 21 & 22 5 May 06
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .