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Human Resources Management II

MGT 257W

Human Resources Management II

MGT 257W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ENG 111 or OAT 151 either with a minimum grade of "C", and MGT 256 or permission of instructor.

Develops advanced understanding in a variety of Human Resource topics which may include but is not limited to employee-management relationships, dynamics of labor relations, collective bargaining, disciplinary action, compensation management, incentive compensation, employee benefits, safety and health, auditing the Human Resources Management program, and international Human Resources Management. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate understanding of various human resource management issues.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the nature of human resource management conflicts or issues so as to be able to indicate the main business problems presented.
  • Use one of various theories or points of view to analyze human resource management issues or conflicts and reach a reasonable conclusion about the issue.
  • Explain how the analysis can be used to enhance productivity and efficiency in a human resource office or the advancement of the organization.
  • Analyze arguments, positions, and pros and cons of human resource management.
  • Determine appropriate objections to human resource management issues in writing.

Describe Human Resource issues.

Objectives:

  • Explain the unique nature of Human Resource Management decisions and what separates them from other fields.
  • Compare and contrast the different types of issues and arguments clearly and with original insight.
  • Explain the importance of the distinction between Human Resource Management and other fields so as to be able to analyze issues using the appropriate methods.

Demonstrate understanding of human resource management terminology.

Objectives:

  • Define and correctly use the key terms appropriate to the topics of the class when discussing and analyzing the issues of the course.
  • Apply the terms to the readings to analyze the text and the issues raised in them.
  • Offer critical comments and questions addressed to the readings so as to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the text and the issues raised, orally and in writing.

Demonstrate critical thinking skills about Human Resource Management topics, through argument.

Objectives:

  • Apply the appropriate concepts and strategies of critical thinking to the analysis and understanding of Human Resource Management issues.
  • Recognize strong and weak arguments and reasons.
  • Formulate arguments in favor of his/her own analyses of the issues of the class.
  • Anticipate objections to his/her own arguments and be able to respond to the objections with justifiable answers.

Practice intellectual curiosity with human resource management issues.

Objectives:

  • Complete at least one significant project, either individually or as a group depending on the instructor's discretion, and work with the instructor to assure that the project demonstrates intellectual curiosity and academic rigor.
  • Actively engage with his/her peers in conversations, seminars, or in other formats at the instructor's discretion to enhance the depth of knowledge of the relevant material.
  • Demonstrate active analysis in advanced reading surrounding Human Resource issues through written summaries/papers.

Use writing tasks to promote learning.

Objectives:

  • Practice critical writing skills within the subject.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of subject matter through extended writings.

Demonstrate an understanding of collective bargaining and contract administration

Objectives:

  • Describe the bargaining process.
  • Identify and discuss trends in collective bargaining.
  • Describe the "labor agreement" in human resources management.
  • Describe the administration of the labor agreement.

Demonstrate an understanding of International Human Resource Management.

Objectives:

  • Identify and describe the issues involved in managing human resources across borders.
  • Describe the process and concerns of international staffing.
  • Identify and discuss the skills of the global manager.
  • Identify and discuss the issues involved in compensation across borders.
  • Explain how labor relations in countries outside the United States differ from those in the United States.