Human Resource Management Courses

Courses in human resource management (designated HRMN) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • a major in human resource management, business administration, or management studies
  • a minor in human resource management or business administration
  • an AA in General Studies with business and management or management studies curricula
  • electives

Human Resource Management (3 Credits, HRMN 300)

A basic study of the strategic role of human resource management. The objective is to apply knowledge of human behavior, labor relations, and current laws and regulations to a working environment. Topics include employment laws and regulations, diversity in a global economy, total rewards management, and training and development for organizational success. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 360, HRMN 300, or TMGT 360.

Organizational Communication (3 Credits, HRMN 302)

A study of the structure of communication in organizations. The goal is to apply theory and examples to improve managerial effectiveness in communication and negotiation. Problems, issues, and techniques of organizational communication are analyzed through case histories, exercises, and projects. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 398N, HRMN 302, MGMT 320, MGST 315, or TEMN 315.

Labor Relations (3 Credits, HRMN 362)

A survey of contemporary labor relations practices. The aim is to research and analyze labor relations issues and support the labor relations process. Discussion covers the history of organized labor in the United States, the role of third parties, organizing campaigns, the collective bargaining process, and the resolution of employee grievances. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 362 or HRMN 362.

Human Resource Management: Issues and Problems (3 Credits, HRMN 400)

Prerequisite: HRMN 300. A study of the role of human resource management in the strategic planning and operation of organizations, performance appraisal systems, and compensation and labor/management issues. The goal is to research and evaluate issues and present strategic solutions. The influence of federal regulations (including equal opportunity, sexual harassment, discrimination, and other employee-related regulations) is analyzed. A review of research findings, readings, discussions, case studies, and applicable federal regulations supports the critical evaluation of human resource problems. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 460, HRMN 400, or TMGT 360.

Employee Training and Development (3 Credits, HRMN 406)

Prerequisite: HRMN 300. An examination of employee training and human resource development in various organizations. Topics include the development, administration, and evaluation of training programs; employee development; career development; and organizational change. Issues in employee development (including assessment of employee competencies, opportunities for learning and growth, and the roles of managers in employee development) are explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 498I, HRMN 406, or MGMT 498I.

Employment Law for Business (3 Credits, HRMN 408)

(Designed for managers and human resource professionals.) Recommended: HRMN 300. A conceptual and functional analysis of the legal framework of employment relations. The aim is to understand employment law; comply with laws and regulations; and evaluate rights, obligations, and liabilities in the employment process, from hiring and staffing to compensation and layoff. Topics include discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, sex, affinity and sexual orientation, age, and disability; the hiring process, testing, and performance appraisal; employee privacy; wrongful discharge; employee benefits; health and safety; independent contractors; and labor unions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 468, BMGT 498G, HRMN 408, or MGMT 498G.