SYLLABUS: Senior Seminar in Human Resource Development
Park University, DSCC
COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: HR 491
COURSE TITLE: Senior Seminar in Human Resource Development
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Term II
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: October 18 - December 12, 2004
CLASS SESSION DAYS: Mondays
CLASS SESSION TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
PREREQUISITE(S): EN 306B
CREDIT HOURS: 3
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.
Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is intended to integrate concepts and techniques from the Human Resource curriculum into a framework of applied programs. This course is designed for the advanced student and will give the student an opportunity to investigate and synthesize various concepts of Human Resource Management and to relate them to "real world" situations.
FACULTY'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: My philosophy is one of interactiveness and exploration based on discussion, exercises, case study, video cases and student research.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Identify strategic choices and considerations in the Human Resource management arena.
2. Analyze the dynamics of the field of Human Resource Management.
3. Analyze human resources requirements of organizations and the related needs for management policies, programs and resources to satisfy those requirements.
4. Examine the issues which impact on the overall functioning of the Human Resources area.
COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): Anthony, Perrewe, and Kacmar. Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach. 4th edition. The Dryden Press, 2002.
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 case study is due no later than the fifth class meeting. Late case studies will have 10 percentage points deducted for each week past the due date. 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, essay), case study, video cases, 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.
Case study - Student will complete a study/analysis based on one of the seven cases in the text (pp. 688-867). The case study is due no later than the fifth class meeting (November 15). Additional information regarding the case study will be provided to the student.
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.
October 18: Chapters 1 and 2
October 25: Chapters 3, 4, 5
November 1: Chapters 6 and 7
EXAM #1 covering Chapters 1 through 5
November 8: Chapters 8 and 9
November 15: Chapters 10, 11, 12
CASE STUDY DUE
November 22: Chapters 13 and 14
EXAM #2 covering Chapters 6 through 12
November 29: Chapters 15, 16, 17
December 6: Oral presentation of research paper (if not previously done)
RESEARCH PAPER DUE
Final Exam covering Chapters 13 through 17
90 - 100 = A Exam 1 = 15%
80 - 89 = B Exam 2 = 15% 70 - 79 = C FinalExam = 15%
60 - 69 = D *Research Paper= 25%
Below 60 = F Class Participation = 15%
Case Study = 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%