Introduction to Human Resource Management
Course Number: BA 224
Transcript Title: Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: January 15, 2015
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Studies the basic principles, concepts and practices of Human Resource Management. Examines the specialty areas of job analysis and design, recruiting, selection/hiring, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, labor-management and employee relations, and safety.Reviews key employment laws and cases to understand legal implications of employment decisions. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Apply an understanding of the basic principles, concepts and practices of human resource management.
- Understand the strategic role of human resource management.
- Interpret and explain basic legal implications concerning human resource management.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment methods may include: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, research papers, and small group problem-solving of questions arising from application of course concepts and concerns to actual experience, oral presentations.
Course Activities and Design
Course activities may include: lecture, discussion, demonstrations, online lessons, in class activities, outside readings, written assignments, research projects, group project, guest lecturers/speakers, panel discussions, or other activities as selected by the instructor.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
EXPECTED STUDENT COMPETENCIES
- Acquire general understanding of various human resource management perspectives.
- Development of human resource management.
- Environment of human resource management.
- Strategic Role of human resource management.
- Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
- Identify factors of human resources requirements.
- Job requirements.
- Human resource planning and recruiting.
- Selection techniques.
- Acquire insight to the various aspects of motivation as related to job satisfaction, compensation, safety and security.
- Motivating employees.
- The role of communication in human resource management.
- Employee rights and discipline.
- Managing compensation.
- Incentive compensation.
- Benefits and services.
- Nonfinancial motivation techniques.
- Investigate effective methods of training and developing employees.
- Performance appraisal.
- Career development.
- Describe current federal and state regulations pertaining to employment, and explore ways to strengthen employee-management relations.
- The dynamics of labor relations.
- Collective bargaining and contract administration.
- Understand human resource management in the international environment.
- International human resource management.