Human Resource Management

HR Undergraduate Courses

37:533:301 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
Description: While many of the tasks associated with human resource management are centered in the HR Department, all managers have HR responsibilities.  This course will cover the broad range of topics associated with HR management from the perspective of the HR professional, the manager, and the employee.  This course serves as the base course in both the undergraduate HRM major and minor.  It will also serve to familiarize students who hope to become managers or team leaders during their careers with some of the issues they will have to deal with, such as staffing, motivating, and developing team members.
Prerequisite: None

37:533:311 Staffing (3)
Description: This course focuses on the effective management of the flow of talent into and through organizations.  It covers human resource planning, recruiting and selection, career transitionsm and other workforce movement.  An important goal of the class will be to provide opportunities to develop hands-on skills that are relevant to effectively managing talent flow.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Resource Management (37:533:301)

37:533:312 Training and Development (3)
Description:
This interactive, theoretically anchored, and applied course is aimed at understanding the processes and practices of developing human capital.  It covers how organizations train and develop their employees, performance management as an evaluative and developmental tool, and the strategic development of talent framed within the context of talent leadership.
 Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Resource Management (37:533:301)

37:533:313 Compensation and Rewards (3)
Description:
This course will help students understand the theoretical basis for compensation and other rewards systems and provide a practical understanding of how compensation and reward systems work.  The economic, psychological and strategic aspects of rewards systems are covered.  A series of exercises provide hands-on experience with major compensation and rewards practices.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Resource Management (37:533:301)

37:533:315 Global HRM (3)
Description: This course explores the importance of international business management in the context of international human resource management, including topics on culture, compensation and benefits, international organizations and their structures, international assignment management and the legal and regulatory considerations that global organizations face..
Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Resource Management (37:533:301)

37:533:317 Career Management (3)
Description:
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to help others manage their careers while learning how to manage their own careers.  Topics will include self-assessments, motivation theory, professional skill-development, career ladders, labor market/occupational trends, market research, personal branding, job search techniques, resume writing, interviewing skills, negotiating, networking and creating work-life balance..
Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Resource Management (37:533:301)

 
37:533:321/322 Special Topics in HRM (3):

Topics offered may include:

Benefits
Economics and Demographics of Labor Markets
HRM & Finance
Ethics & Corporate Responsibility
Diversity
Leadership Development
Conflict Management
Social Media
Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Resource Management (37:533:301)
 

37:533:376 Corporate Governance (3)
Description:
Explores the relationship between corporate governance and the economic, social, and political impact of corporations.  Topics include:  history of the corporation and stock ownership, boards of directors, principal-agent/stakeholder theories, executive compensation, profit sharing, employee ownership, stock options, shareholder rights, takeovers and mergers, labor issues, pension funds, international corporate governance, the relationship between governance, corporate performance and the financial collapses, social and environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and the role of public policy and government regulation.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Resource Management (37:533:301)

37:533:494/495 Independent Study and Research (BA) - Major Only
Individual reading and research project under the guidance of a human resource management faculty member on a Human Resource Management related topic of interest to the student.
Prerequisite:  Completion of five (5) human resource management courses from list of core requirements including Introduction to Human REsource Management (37:533:301) with ta GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Advance permission of facultymember required.

37:533:496/497 Internship of Human Resource Management (BA) - Major Only
Students work as staff members in an approved public or private organization's Human Resource Management Department.  The opportunity will allow students to apply conceptual knowledge learned in the classroom to actual situations  and to acquire new skills.
Prerequisite:  Completion of five (5) human resource management courses fromlist of core requirements including Introduction to Human Resource Management (37:533:301) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Advance permission of faculty member required.

37:533:498/499 Honors in Human Resource Management (BA) - Major Only
An in-depth individual research project under the guidance of a member of the HRM department.  Student will produce a thesis quality research paper.
Prerequisite:  Completion of five (5) human resource management courses from list of core requirements, including Introduction to Human Resource Management (37:533:301).  Students must have completed 90 credits and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.  Students must pre-apply to program director.

37:575:315 Employment Law (3) - Labor Studies Offering
Description: Analysis of legislation designed to protect working and living standards of American workers and its implementation by government agencies.  Examination of antidiscrimination law, occupational safety and health, social security, and unemployment insurance..
Prerequisite: None

37:575:345 Organizational Behavior and Work (3) - Labor Studies Offering
Behavior by individuals and groups in the workplace; group and intergroup dynamics; organizational culture, structure, and change; leadership, employee motivation, job performance, and feedback.
Prerequisite:  None

Applicable Labor Studies Courses
In addition to 37:575:315 and 37:575:345, there are certain courses from the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations that are applicable to both the HRM undergraduate minor and major.  These are:

37:575:303  Black Workers in American Society (3)
37:575:307  Latino Workers in the United States (3)
37:533:308  Dynamics of Work and Work Organizations (3)
37:575:309  Working Women in American Society (3)
37:575:312  Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace (3)
37:575:317  Contingent and Nonstandard Work (3)
37:575:325  Economics of the Employment Relationship (3)
37:575:338  Occupational Safety and Health (3)
37:575:364  Diversity in the Workplace (3)
37:575:375  Benefits and Social Insurance (3)
For prerequisites and course descriptions please see the Labor Studies Course listing.

Applicable Courses from Other Disciplines
The HRM undergraduate major includes a selection of three (3) courses from either Psychology, Sociology, or Economics.  Applicable courses from these areas of study are as follows:
Economics
01:220:102  Introduction to Microeconomics (3)
01:220:103  Introduction ot Macroeconomics (3)
01:220:302  Labor Economics (3)
01:220:322  Econometrics (3)
01:220:389  Public Policies Toward Business (3)
01:220:395  Law and Economics (3)

Psychology
01:830:101  General Psychology (3)
01:830:300  or 01:830:355 Research Methods in Psychology (3)
01:830:321  Social Psychology (3)
01:830:373  Organizational & Personnel Psychology (3)

Sociology
01:920:101  Introduction to Sociology (3)
01:920:111  Social Class (3)
01:920:216  Sociology of Women (3)
01:920:227  Population & Society (3)
01:920:311  Introduction to Social Research (3)
01:920:315  Organizations & Bureaucracies (3)
01:920:319  Sociological Approaches to Social Psychology (3)
01:920:324  Sociology of Gender (3)
01:920:331  Sociology of Industry (3)
01:920:363  Sociology of Work and Occupations (3)
01:920:375  Economic Sociology (3)
Prerequisites and course descriptions may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog, School of Arts and Sciences under Economics, Psychology, and Sociology.

Applicable Quantitative Requirements
Effective Fall of 2013, Students must select two courses (2), one each, from two separate lists of quantitative courses:

List A
01:640:104 Introduction to Probability (3)
01:640:108 Problem Solving and Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics (3)
01:640:112 Precalculus II (2)
01:640:115 Precalculus College Mathematics (4)
01:640:135 Calculus I (4)
01;640:136 Calculus II (4)
01:640:138 Calculus II for the Biological Sciences (4)
01:640:151 Calculus for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (4)
01:640:152 Calculus for Mathematical and Physcial Sciences (4)
01:640:191 Honors Calculus I (4)
01:640:192 Honors Calculus II (4)
01:730:109 Introduction to Formal Reasoning and Decision-making (3)
01:830:200 Quantitative Methods in Psychology (4)
01:920:311 Introduction to Social Research (4)
01:920:312 Computer Analysis of Social Science Data (4)
01:960:211 Statistics I (3)
01:960:212 Statistics II (3)
01:960:285 introductory Statistics for Business (3)
01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)
10:762:205 Basic Statistical Methods for Policy, Planning, and Health (4)

List B
01:198:107 Computing for Math and the Sciences (3)
01:198:110 Introduction to Computers and Their Application (3)
01:198:111 Introduction to Computer Science (4)
01:198:170 Computer Applications for Business (3)
01:640:104 Introduction to Probability (3)
01:640:108 Problem Solving and Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics (3)
01:640:112 Precalculus II (2)
01:640:115 Precalculus College Mathematics (4)
01:640:135 Calculus I (4)
01:640:136 Calculus II (4)
01:640:138 Calculus II for the Biological Sciences (4)
01:640:151 Calculus for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (4)
01:640:152 Calculus for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (4)
01:640:191 Honors Calculus (4)
01:640:192 Honors Calculus II (4)
01:730:109 Introduction to Form Reasoning and Decision-making (3)
01:730:201 Introduction to Logic (3)
01:830:200 Quantitative Methods in Psychology (4)
01:920:312 Computer Analysis of Social Science Data (4)
01:960:211 Statistics I (3)
01:960:212 Statistics II (3)
01:960:285 Introductory Statistics for Business (3)
01:960:379 Basic Probability and Statistics (3)
01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)
04:547:111 The Internet and the Information Environment:  A Quantitative Approach (3)
10:762:205 Basic Statistical Methods for Policy, Planning and Health (4)

Prerequisites and course descriptions may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog, School of Arts and Sciences under Computer Science, Information Technology and Informatics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Planning & Public Policy, and Statistics.

To aid in the selection of courses for either the HRM major or the HRM minor, students are encouraged to download the individual course checklists for each Program.
HRM MAJOR CHECKLIST (Effective Fall 2011- Summer 2013)
HRM MAJOR CHECKLIST (Effective Fall 2013)
HRM MINOR CHECKLIST