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Human Resources Management (HRM)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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HRM 1121 Human Resources Management (A, SP, SU)

3 credits

This is an introductory course including the philosophy, principles, and legal aspects of human resources management and the roles of the manager and the human resources professional/department in this management function. The course focuses on the laws governing policymaking, recruiting, selection, training, evaluation, wage and salary administration, benefit programs, representation, and safety; and the employer ’s obligations and the employee’s rights under these laws. Students use the Internet to research human resources issues. Recommended: CRJ 2252 for Criminal Justice majors.

Lecture: 3 hours Prerequisite: BMGT 1111
Lab fee: $10.00

HRM 1222 Personnel Interviewing (A, SP, SU)

2 credits

The course provides an in-depth study of the legal aspects of interviewing, the various types of interviews conducted in business, and interviewing techniques. Students participate, as both an interviewer and an interviewee, in selection, disciplinary, exit, and performance appraisal interview simulations. Interviewing techniques and skills are evaluated using videotape playback.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: HRM 1121, ENGL 1100, BOA 1200
Lab fee: $4.00

HRM 1223 HR Policy and Procedure Writing (SP)

3 credits

The course provides an in-depth study of employment law, the recruiting process, and the selection process. It promotes a transition from “term paper writing” to formal policy writing, using the basic application of employment law, business grammar, and policy writing skills through the development of an employment policy, procedures, and employee handbook summary of the policy.

Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: HRM 1121; minimum grade of “C”, BOA 1200, CSCI 1101, ENGL 1100
Lab fee: $10.00

HRM 1224 Employee Training (SP)

3 credits

This course provides students with the tools needed to develop and present effective training programs for an organization or to identify and evaluate the services of an outside training provider to meet the needs of the organization. Students develop and present training programs using PowerPoint, Audacity, and Camtasia.

Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: HRM 1121; minimum grade of “C”, BOA 1200, CSCI 1101, ENGL 1100
Lab fee: $8.00

HRM 1225 Labor Relations (A, SP, SU)

3 credits

The course provides a study of labor relations including the history of the labor movement; the legislative history of labor law; in-depth study of the four major pieces of private sector collective bargaining legislation; a discussion of the state of Ohio collective bargaining law; the union organizing process and management responses; the collective bargaining process, grievance process, and arbitration process; and the differences in these processes in the public and private sectors. Students participate, as members of labor and management teams, in contract negotiations, a third-step grievance meeting, and grievance arbitration simulations.

Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: HRM 1121; minimum grade of “C”, BOA 1200, CSCI 1101, ENGL 1100, STAT 1350 (or concurrently)
Lab fee: $10.00

HRM 1825 Monetary Compensation (SU)

3 credits

This course provides an in-depth study of the history, principles, and theories of a compensation package; the laws governing monetary compensation; and the application of these principles, theories and laws through the development of internal and external equity in monetary compensation including the job analysis process, the development of job descriptions and job specifications, and the job evaluation process. The course also addresses the development of monetary compensation policies and procedures.

Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: HRM 1121 and HRM 1223; minimum grade of “C”, ENGL 1100, STAT 1350
Lab fee: $10.00

HRM 1826 Mandatory Benefits (SU)

3 credits

This course provides an in-depth study of benefits mandated by federal law, including Social Security, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). Students develop policies, procedures, forms, and handbook summaries for each topic.

Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: HRM 1121 and HRM 1223; minimum grade of “C”, ENGL 1100, STAT 1350

HRM 1827 Voluntary Benefits (SU)

2 credits

This course provides an in-depth study of voluntary benefits which are those benefits employers most commonly choose to offer to help attract and retain employees. The course will focus on health insurance options (medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, catastrophic illness) and the types of providers of these options (HMOs, PPOs, traditional carriers, HSAs), life insurance options (basic life, supplemental life, term life, and accidental death and dismemberment), short-term and long-term disability options, pension/retirement plan options, pay-for-time-not-worked options (holidays, vacations, sick leave, personal leave, bereavement leave, jury duty, military leave, and other PTO options), and miscellaneous benefit options (tuition reimbursement, child/elder care, safety equipment, social and sports programs).

Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: HRM 1121 and HRM 1223; minimum grade of “C”, ENGL 1100, STAT 1350
Lab fee: $4.00

HRM 2221 Staffing Under the Law (A)

3 credits

The course provides an in-depth study of the laws governing affirmative action, sexual and other forms of harassment, discipline, and termination, and the application of these laws through the development of policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and summary postings for the organization.

Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: HRM 1121 and HRM 1223; minimum grade of “C”, ENGL 1100, STAT 1350
Lab fee: $10.00

HRM 2223 Workplace Safety (A)

3 credits

This course provides the student in the Human Resources Management Technology with an in-depth study of alcohol and drug use as they relate to contemporary workplace issues, violence in the workplace, AIDS and other communicable diseases as workplace issues, and management’s obligations and options under OSHA and other safety regulations. The course also focuses on the legal aspects of safety issues. Students make presentations, write executive summaries on the topics, and develop policies, procedures, programs, and handbook summaries in each of the four major topic areas. Presentation skills and techniques are evaluated using videotape playback.

Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: HRM 1121, HRM1223, and HRM 1224; minimum grade of “C”, ENGL 1100, STAT 1350
Lab fee: $4.00

HRM 2224 Human Resource Records Management (A)

2 credits

This course provides an in-depth study of the records governing the employment relationship required by federal and state laws and the legal aspects of those records. The course also explores approaches to developing record keeping systems that meet professional and industry standards. Students are required to demonstrate skills through the development of legally sound records management policies and procedures. Recommended: Students complete HRM 1121 with grade of “C” or better.

Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: HRM 1121 and HRM 1223; minimum grade of “C”, ENGL 1100
Lab fee: $4.00

HRM 2240 Administration of Human Resources (SP, SU)

3 credits

As a part of the capstone sequence for the Human Resources Management Technology, this course provides a hands-on application environment wherein students serve as the “Board of Directors,” developing the full range of human resources policies, procedures, and programs. To demonstrate the depth and breadth of their knowledge, understanding, and skill, students are assigned three to six individual projects in the major topic areas (employment, compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, discipline, safety, and training), in the form of presentations. They develop policies and/or procedures appropriate to the presentation and develop/secure the documents appropriate to the presentation. As a group, students review, revise, and approve or reject policy, procedure, and program recommendations made by the presenter.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: HRM 1222, HRM 1223, HRM 1224, HRM 1225, HRM 1825, HRM 1826, HRM 1827, HRM 2221, HRM 2223 and HRM 2224; minimum grade of “C.”
Lab fee: $4.00

HRM 2901 Human Resource Management Practicum/Seminar (A, SP, SU)

3 credits

As a part of the capstone sequence for the Human Resources Management Technology, the course provides a guided work experience (minimum of 14 hours per week) in a human resources office or work environment providing human resources services. The student and the employer/ placement site supervisor determine exact duties. Students are responsible for securing their own practicum position. The course also provides for a discussion of the work experience and demonstration of the ability to transfer program skills to a real-world work environment through the completion of written weekly reports and the development of work related projects and assignments.

Seminar: 1 hour - Practicum: 14 hours
Prerequisites: HRM 1222, HRM 1223, HRM 1224, HRM 1225, HRM 1825, HRM 1826, HRM 1827, HRM 2221, HRM 2223, HRM 2224, and HRM 2240; minimum grade of “C.” HRM 2240 may be taken concurrently.