Course Number:
BA 224
Transcript Title:
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Jul 27, 2022
Jun 29, 2023
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture / Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP, Audit
Default Grading Options
Repeats available for credit:

IRW 115 or WR 115 or equivalent placement; placement into MTH 65 or MTH 98.

Course Description

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: IRW 115 or WR 115 or equivalent placement; placement into MTH 65 or MTH 98.  Audit available.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply an understanding of the basic principles, concepts and practices of human resource management. 
  2. Understand the strategic role of human resource management.
  3. Interpret and explain basic legal implications concerning human resource management.

Suggested 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

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content


  1. Acquire general understanding of various human resource management perspectives.
    1. Development of human resource management.
    2. Environment of human resource management.
    3. Strategic Role of human resource management.
    4. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
  2. Identify factors of human resources requirements.
    1. Job requirements.
    2. Human resource planning and recruiting.
    3. Selection techniques.
  3. Acquire insight to the various aspects of motivation as related to job satisfaction, compensation, safety and security.
    1. Motivating employees.
    2. The role of communication in human resource management.
    3. Employee rights and discipline.
    4. Managing compensation.
    5. Incentive compensation.
    6. Benefits and services.
    7. Nonfinancial motivation techniques.
  4. Investigate effective methods of training and developing employees.
    1. Performance appraisal.
    2. Career development.
    3. Training.
  5. Describe current federal and state regulations pertaining to employment, and explore ways to strengthen employee-management relations.
    1. The dynamics of labor relations.
    2. Collective bargaining and contract administration.
  6. Understand human resource management in the international environment.
    1. International human resource management.