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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: BUSI 526
Course Title: *Human Resource Management and Theory
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description: Examination of the organizational human resource function and contemporary techniques for managing human resources. Discussions focus on EEO law, work force diversity, managing change, staffing, training and development, compensation, and benefits, EEO/AA and other human resource topics. Cross-listed as MSCJ 526.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Human Resource Management
By Dessler, Gary (Prentice Hall)
Human Resource Management
By Byars and Rue (Irwin/McGraw-Hill)
Course Objectives
  • To form a knowledge base of EEO and the law.
  • To critically analyze and evaluate human resource management policies, procedures, and practices in formal organizations within the legal environment for EEO.
    Measurable Learning
  • Interpret major equal employment opportunity laws.
  • Analyze job analysis as the cornerstone of EEO.
  • Evaluate employee recruitment and selection techniques.
  • Explain the contrast between training and development activities.
  • Describe and explain performance management and appraisal issues.
  • Explain strategic pay plans and incentives.
  • Contrast employee benefits and services.
    Topical Outline:

    This course includes a written and oral presentation component.

  • Legal environment for human resource management
  • Recruitment, screening and selection
  • Training and management development
  • Compensation plans and incentives
  • Employee relations


    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

    Prepared by: Kenneth Akers Date: May 9, 2013
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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