Course Descriptions

HRM 454 - Functions of Human Resources

(Credits: 3.00)

This course is a study of the role of the Human Resources (HR) function. It focuses on effective ways to increase HR's influence, meet an organization's HR needs, and improve organizational results.

HRM 455 - Staffing: Selection and Placement

(Credits: 3.00)

This course addresses the practice and function of traditional HR areas of recruitment, interviewing, orientation and internal staffing, and the role of human resource management in strategic planning. Also covered are issues related to compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations.

HRM 456 - Employee and Labor Relations

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides human resources professionals with information on the laws and regulations that affect labor and employee relations, discipline, discharge and grievance/dispute resolution. Students will learn the procedures for responding to charges of discrimination or wrongful discharge.

HRM 457 - Wage and Salary/Benefits Administration

(Credits: 3.00)

Students will be prepared to establish pay programs which comply with legal requirements and which are consistent with organizational objectives. Topics include sales and executive pay programs and employee incentive programs. Students will create job evaluation systems and develop salary surveys.

HRM 458 - Safety and Health

(Credits: 3.00)

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of safety management from a general managerial perspective, focusing on legal and ethical responsibilities for safety and associated liabilities. Topics include federal regulation (OSHA), Workers' Compensation, and the impact of management systems on safety performance.

HRM 459 - Human Resource Development

(Credits: 3.00)

This course focuses on the philosophy and perspective required to build and sustain an organizational learning and employee development environment. Students will explore the connection between personal and organizational development by creating a human resources plan to foster a learning atmosphere. The role of the HR professional as a change agent in preparing the organization and employees for the competitive challenges of the contemporary workplace also will be addressed. Prerequisite: HRM 454 or equivalent.