HR353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt

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HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management


S1G 2007 GR


Brenamen, Richard A.


Senior Human Resource Instructor

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Semester Dates

January 8  – March 4 ,  2007

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM


MG 352

Credit Hours



COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 6th Ed. By Wendell French: Houghton-Mifflin, 2007

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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: MG 352 or HC 351. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

FACULTY'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: My educational philosophy is to encourage each student to gain an insight into the workings of today's business settings. Also to give the student an opportunity to research these organizations using the internet, printed material and the text to obtain necessary information to make a practical application of the material.

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:

COURSE ASSESSMENT:  The learning assessment will be through the use of examinations, quizzes, papers, projects and presentations.  The comprehensive final exam is a closed book closed notes exam.



Mid-Term Exam               100 points

Final Exam                             100 Points

Paper                                      100 points

Article and Presentation            100 points

Class Participation                25 points


90  -  100            --            A

80  -  89            --            B

70  -  79            --            C

60  -  69            --            D

Below 60            --            F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: Late assignments will only be accepted due to exceptional circumstances, and coordinated with the instructor. 


Classroom Rules of Conduct:

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:  All students are expected to conduct themselves as adults at all times, it should be noted that the use of cell phones will not be tolerated, unless the students has a bone fide need to have their phone on in the classroom. All cell phone use will be coordinated with the instructor prior to class. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


Jan      9            Introduction and overview – Chap 1

            11            Chapter 1 & 2

            16            Chapter 3

            18            Chapter 4 & 5

            23            Chapter 5

           25            Chapter 5 & 6

           30             Chapter 6

Feb      1            Mid Term Exam   

             6            Chapter 7

             8             Chapter 8

           13            Chapter 9 & 10

           15            Chapter 10

           20            Chapter 10 & 11

           22            Chapter 11

           27            Chapter 12

            1            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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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