Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, Money, Harvard Business Review, etc.
Also, students may find the world wide web a useful reference regarding this topic. This area will be discussed the first day of class
Military District of Washington Park Site http://www.park.edu/virginia
Park University Library http://www.park.edu/library/index.asp
Quantico Marine Corps Base Family Library http://www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/quanticolibrary.htm
Fort Myer Post Library http://www.fmmcmwr.com/librarymyer.htm
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: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on the course material and current events. It is imperative that each student stay current with the reading assignments as the facilitator will engage the class in discussions in order to explore ideas, issues and contradictions with the intent of broadening the students prospective in the area of Labor Relations.
Learning Outcomes:After completion of this course the student will be able to:
a. Explain various perspectives of collective bargaining
b. Discuss the historical and future trends toward labor
and management conflict resolution.
c. Explain how labor relations theories can be applied to
workplace practices including the students own work
Course Assessment: The assigned readings and other homework will be completed prior to the beginning of each class. Lectures will incorporate assigned readings but will not serve to repeat the assigned readings. In addition to the assigned readings and homework assignments, students will be required to successfully complete the mid-term and final examinations. Students will also prepare a typed, double-spaced, and appropriately referenced research paper on an approved labor relations topic in MLA format. Research project to be discussed the first night of class.
Grading: The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
The following will be used to assign course letter grades:
93 – 100……….A
83 – 92…………B
72 – 82…………C
66 – 72…………D
Below 66……….F (or three or more unexcused absences)
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor will not accept late assignments. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”. Late papers, due the eighth week, will be marked down accordingly and a final grade assigned if submitted/presented the 9th week, before the final exam.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: All students are expected to adhere to the classroom guidelines established by the base educational facility and Park University. These specific guidelines will be discussed during the first night of class. Additionally, during interactive discussions, proper temperance and respect is expected to be shown to each student and their opinions.
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101Students who are uncertain about proper documentation or sources should consult their instructors.
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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