HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
S2J 2008 PV
Palmer, Joseph R.
BS, Psychology, University of GeorgiaMA, Human Relations/Organizational Behavior, Webster UniversityMS, Systems Management (IS), University of Southern California
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
March 17th -- May 11th, 2008
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Human Resource Management (published 2008, 12th Ed.), by Mathis, Robert L. & Hackson, John H., Thompson/Southwesterm Publishing, ISBN:978-0-324-54275-2 (with CD & web access - preferred method) or ISBN: 0-324-54275-5 (without CD and web access - not preferred method)
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The student will develop skills in applying human resource tools to solve problems common to business. Students will demonstrate understanding of course concepts such as equal opportunity employment, job analysis, employee recruitment, interviewing, selection and placement, training and development, performance appraisals, benefits and wage systems, and labor unions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Teaching techniques will include lectures, group discussions, problem solving Practical Exercises (PE), case study analyzes, written examinations, research and writing.
Grades are based on the following requirements:
Class participation 20 ea. 150
HR Comprehensive Final 300
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1) Students are expected to attend class and participate in class discussion and practical exercises. Attendance grades will be awarded based on performance quality related to each practical exercise or group activity. (300 points)
2) There will be three examinations. The first two will be based on the major HR concepts covered in class and the text. (400 points)
3) A short research paper may gain additional credit for students. The content, requirements, format, and grading criteria will be discussed/presented during the first class meeting. (100 points potential)
4) There will be a comprehensive fianl exam covering the learning objective for the course. (300 points)
Meeting 1, Mar 17
Read Chapters 1 & 2. What is Human Resources (HR) – the present and future; reasons for studying HR today; an introduction to trends that HR professionals deal with; introduction to self-directed learning.
Meeting 2, Mar 24
Read Chapters 3 - 5. Organizatinal Relations & retention, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) & diversity.
Meeting 3, Mar 31
Read Chapters 6 & 7. EXAM ONE (Chapters 1 – 7) Job Analysis, Recruiting and Labor markets
Meeting 4, Apr 7
Read Chapters 8 & 9. Training, developing and evaluating performance of employees.
Meeting 5, Apr 14
Read Chapters 10 & 11. EXAM TWO Career development and retention; also, separation of employees.
Meeting 6, Apr 21
Read Chapters 12 & 13. EXAM TWO (covering Chapters 8 - 13) Establishing a pay structure and recognizing employee contributions.
Meeting 7, Apr 28
Read Chapters 14 & 15. Providing employee benefits; also, the collective bargaining process and labor unions.
Meeting 8, May 5
COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM
Read Chapters 16 & 17. HR globally; also, creating and maintaining high-performing organizations.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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