HRCU 406 Legal Issues in Human Resources
Students study legal issues associated with the administration of human resources in public and private sector organizations. The course focuses on human resource matters such as affirmative action, grievance handling, hiring and firing, labor relations, and health and safety. 3 credits.
HRCU 415 Becoming an HR Strategist
This course focuses on developing the strategic capability of the HR professional. The course builds on 4 areas of HR strategy: 1) Pre strategy blueprint 2) Strategic HR Communications 3) Integrating HR into the organization's vision and mission via the development of the HR vision and mission Statement 4) HR Scorecard. The course adds a component regarding HR leadership to assist the HR professional to acquire organizational leaders' acceptance of the HR strategies and bring added-value to their HR position. 3 credits.
HRCU 425 Social and Technological Change
Students study social and technological trends, issues, and changes impacting organizations and society. Changing demographics, personal value systems and work ethics, with a practical model for managing or working in a changing environment and these factors' impact on human resources are emphasized. 3 credits.
HRCU 430 Conflict Resolution
Students analyze the nature, types and stages of conflict and conflict resolution. Focus is on conflict within and between persons, organizations, communities, and societies, with emphasis upon resolution techniques. 3 credits.
HRCU 445 Human Resource Studies
Students are introduced to the study of human resources in organizations. Topics include workforce planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, staffing, performance evaluation, training, and compensation. 3 credits.
HRCU 613 Seminar in Organizational Dynamics
(Same as HAUU/OLCU 613). Students use theories of individual, group, and organizational behavior to solve organizational problems. Students are taught a diagnostic model of problem-solving and gain experience applying theories to business situations. 3 credits.
HRCU 615 Organization Development and Change
(Same as HAUU/OLCU 615). Prerequisite: HRCU/HAUU/OLCU 613 or instructor's approval. This course examines the history and overview of the field of organization development. It examines change as a focused activity to bring about specific conditions, to re-direct action, or to implement a particular process, product, or system. Students examine the human side of change, including "resistance" to change. Introduces basic organization development concepts, principles, values, theories, and models. There is particular emphasis on application of theoretical concepts to actual organizational situations. 3 credits.
HRCU 616 Consulting
A course of advanced and critical teaching, research, and actual experience in organizational development. Students are actively involved at the professional level with organizational development, consulting, report writing, publishing, exploration of consultant roles, and behavior, ethical dilemmas and the use of organizational development in complex organizational systems. 3 credits.
HRCU 618 Career Management
Students learn how to design, implement, and sustain effective career development plans from the perspective of both the individual and the organization. Topics include creating and implementing a career development plan, linking career development with other systems within the human resources field, and the appropriate use of career assessment instruments as part of the self-assessment process. 3 credits.
HRCU 622 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
Students analyze the nature of industrial society and its changing dimensions as in the post-industrial era. Union organizing, collective bargaining and contract administration are emphasized. Problems related to technology, automation, environmental work/safety requirements, labor-management conflict, and affirmative action are discussed. 3 credits.
HRCU 625 The Changing Environment of Human Resources
Students will explore the changing environment's effects on human resources. Dimensions of the environment explored will include characteristics of the changing labor market, technological changes, and competing in a global marketplace. 3 credits.
HRCU 630 Conflict and Negotiation
Students analyze the nature, types and stages of conflict and conflict resolution, focusing on conflict within and between persons, groups, organizations and societies. Negotiation and resolution techniques are examined and applied. 3 credits.
HRCU 644 Recruitment and Selection
Students study the recruitment and selection of employees in organizations. The course examines the entire staffing process from HRCU planning to offer acceptance. Issues and problems involved in designing recruitment and selection systems are discussed. Topics covered include recruitment planning, strategies, and evaluation, as well as selection instruments and the evaluation of staffing systems. 3 credits.
HRCU 645 Human Resources Systems
Students learn a systems approach to managing human resources in organizations. Topics include environmental scanning, managing diversity, legal issues, strategic HR, job analysis, performance appraisal, recruitment and selection, workforce reductions, career development, training, compensation, benefits, and labor and employee relations. 3 credits.
HRCU 646 Training and Development
This course provides a working understanding of the elements, required skills and major practices in the training and development field. Topics include managing the training function, roles and competencies of trainers, assessing training needs, program development, methods of intervention, evaluation of training, and the relationship between training and the fields of career development and organizational development. 3 credits.
HRCU 647 Compensation
Students focus on the concepts and practices of wage and salary administration, with emphasis on current theories of compensation and motivation. Topics include job evaluation systems, determining competitive compensation levels, non-cash compensation programs, performance appraisals and incentives, wage and salary policy, variable pay systems and compensation trends. 3 credits.
HRCU 648 Legal Issues in Human Resources
A broad overview of federal, state and local laws and regulations that affect the management of human resources. Topics include employment, anti-discrimination laws, compensation, employee rights, health and safety, sexual harassment and administrative requirements. Research of legal issues is an integral part of the course. 3 credits.
HRCU 650 Strategic Management of Human Resources
This advanced course prepares students to create competitive advantage through human resource practice. The integration of human resources with strategy is stressed. 3 credits.
HRCU 652 Human Resources Information Systems
Students learn how to assess, design and implement human resources information systems (HRIS). The course covers issues central to HRIS effectiveness in organizations of all sizes and in a range of technical environments. Students are presented with a theoretical framework to understand systems design issues, analyze needs, choose software and install an HRIS. 3 credits.
HRCU 653 Benefits
Prerequisite: HRCU 647, or instructor's approval. This course intensively examines the growing area of employment benefits. The role of benefits in attracting and retaining employees is discussed, as well as the design and administration of employment benefit packages. 3 credits.
HRCU 655 Alternative Dispute Resolution
Prerequisite: HRCU 648. Employment litigation has continued at an ever-increasing rate and has proven extremely costly to employers and has impacted productivity and our national economy. This course explores the means by which employment disputes can be resolved without litigation through the use of alternatives such as mediation, arbitration and other acceptable alternatives. Based on recent Supreme Court decisions Alternative Dispute Resolution is an area in which Human Resources professionals must become knowledgeable and competent. 3 credits.
HRCU 670 International Human Resources Management
Prerequisite: HRCU 650. International Human Resource Management examines the strategic role of international human resource management in conjunction with effective organizational structures, to meet the requirements of multinational corporations. Topics include international staffing, expatriation and repatriation, training, compensation, benefits, union and employee relations, labor law, health and safety issues. Students compare country-specific HRM practices, and they discuss the future of IHRM. 3 credits.
HRCU 680 Organizational Research Methods
(Same as HAUU/OLCU 680) This course provides students with an understanding of the critical role of research, systematic assessment, and evaluation to identify and solve management problems and to improve organization performance. The course examines the fundamental theoretical concepts; scientific research methods; the strengths and weaknesses of pre-experimental, quasi-experimental and experimental research designs; threats to internal and external validity, techniques for data collection and analysis; measurement issues, and professional report preparation and presentation. The primary focus is on the practical application of research methods to improving organizational programs, policies, and performance. 3 credits.
HRCU 690 Internship Program
[Provides students with an opportunity to apply the skills and concepts they have learned during their courses of study to existing issues within organizations. A written contract is developed by the student, approved by the client organization, and supervised by a faculty member before work on the internship begins. Students may not receive credit for working at their current jobs. 1-3 credits.
HRCU 696 Special Topics
A course of study not currently encompassed in the curriculum and relevant to evolving topics of growing importance to the field of human resources. 3 credits.
HRCU 699 Independent Research
Prerequisite: approval of department chair. Supervised independent study or research on a special issue or program development affecting human resources management. 1-6 credits.