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HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management
Mapes, Nancy E.


SYLLABUS: Introduction to Human Resource Management

Park University, DSCC
Columbus, Ohio

COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: HR 353

COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Human Resource Management

SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Term III

NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Nancy E. Mapes

TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Senior Instructor

FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: DSCC Bldg. 11 Room TBA

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: Anytime

FACULTY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 740-927-1165

FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: Bmapes@aol.com

DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: January 10 - March 6, 2005

CLASS SESSION DAYS: Mondays

CLASS SESSION TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

PREREQUISITE(S): none

CREDIT HOURS: 3

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

VISION STATEMENT
Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Theory, methodology and application of human resource planning and development techniques; staffing analysis and planning; career management; management succession and development; performance improvement.


FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: My philosophy is one of interaction and exploration based on discussion, exercises and student research.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Define the functions of human resource management.

2. Identify challenges facing today’s human resource manager.

3. Understand how human resource managers contribute to and affect organizational performance.

4. Understand and use techniques of analysis, decision-making and communication in resolving complex issues.

COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): Byars, Lloyd L. and Rue, Leslie W. Human Resource Management, Seventh Edition, Irwin, 2004..

ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

PLAGIARISM: “Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”


ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: The research paper is due no later than the last class meeting. Research papers submitted late will not be accepted.

COURSE ASSESSMENT: Readings, discussions/exercises, 3 examinations (format: T/F, multiple choice, matching), research paper and brief oral presentation.
Research paper - Student will choose a topic of personal interest related to human resource management and prepare a research paper on that topic. Papers should be at least 10 pages in length (typed, double spaced). The 10 pages does not include title page, table of contents, bibliography, illustrations, or the like. Papers should exhibit an acceptable footnoting/bibliographic style. At least 3 current research sources, other than your textbook, should be used and cited (the textbook may be used, but may not be counted as one of your 3 sources). Papers are due no later than the last class session. In addition, each student will briefly discuss/summarize his/her paper for the class.

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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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: www.park.edu/disability.

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

January 10: Chapters 1, 2, 3

January 17: Chapters 4, 5, 6

January 24: Chapters 7 and 8
EXAM #1 covering Chapters 1 through 6

January 31: Chapters 9, 10, 11

February 7: Chapters 12, 13, 14

February 14: Chapters 15 and 16
EXAM #2 covering Chapters 7 through 13

February 21: Chapters 17 - 20

February 28: Oral presentation of research paper (if not previously done)
RESEARCH PAPER DUE
Final Exam covering Chapters 14 through 20

GRADING PLAN:
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
Below 60 = F


Exam #1 = 20%
Exam #2 = 20%
Final Exam = 20%
* Research Paper = 25%
Class Participation = 15%

*Grade for Research Paper based on:
Quality of research/analysis - 20%
Paper organization/flow - 20%
Grammar, spelling, sentence structure - 20%
Adherence to directions - 20%
Oral presentation - 20%