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HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management
Park, Gary R.


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

HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management

Semester

U1M 2006 CH

Faculty

Park, Gary R.

Title

Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. Human Resource Management
B.S. Management/HR Management

Office Location

Joint Education Center Bldg. 4335

Office Hours

30 minutes prior to class

E-Mail

gary.park@park.edu

parkg64@earthlink.net

Semester Dates

June 5, 2006 to July 30, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:45 - 7:15 PM

Prerequisites

MG352 or HC351

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Leslie W. Rue & Lloyd L. Byars, Human Resource Management, 8th edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2004.  ISBN  0072987286


Course Description:
Theory, methodology and application of human resource planning and development techniques, staffing analysis and planning, career management, management succession and development, and performance improvement. Prerequisite: :  MG352 or :  HC351. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define “human resource management.”
  2. Explain how a firm's human resources influence organizational performance.
  3. Describe how firms can use HR initiatives to cope with workplace changes and trends such as a more diverse workforce, the global economy, downsizing, and new legislation.
  4. List the factors influencing worker motivation that are under managers' control.
  5. Describe the process of job analysis, components of a job description, and those of a job specification.
  6. Explain why compliance with HR law is an important part of doing business.
  7. Explain why employees join unions.
  8. Describe the employment-at-will doctrine.


Core Assessment:
Final exam

Class Assessment:
Demonstrate mastery of the course objectives identified above through class discussion, quizzes, and examinations will be the basis for each student's final grade.

Grading:
Discussion/Participation/Quizzes:   20%
Paper/Project                       20%
Mid-Term Examination:               30%
Final Examination:                  30%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of assignments will be considered on a case by case basis.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Assigned reading must be accomplished prior to class.  Students are expected to fully participate in all classroom discussions.  Each student's ability to express well-grounded opinions and demonstrate reasonable comprehension of the assigned material is essential, and constitutes a significant portion of the final grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Jun 05 Introduction, Couse Overview, Chapter 1
Jun 07 Chapters 2 & 3

Jun 12 Chapters 4 & 5, Last Day of Drop/Add
Jun 14 Chapter  6

Jun 19 Chapters 7 & 8
Jun 21 Chapter  9

Jun 26 Chapter 10, Review for Mid-Term
Jun 28 Mid-Term/Last Day of Partial Refund for Withdrawal 7/2

Jul 03 Chapters 11 & 12
Jul 05 Chapter 13/Last Day of Withdrawal 7/9

Jul 10 Chapters 14 & 15
Jul 12 Chapter 16

Jul 17 Chapter 17
Jul 19 Chapter 18, Paper/Project Due

Jul 24 Chapter 19, Review for Final Exam
Jul 26 Final Exam

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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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 .

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