Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)


ACC131 Principles of Accounting I

4 credits – This course is an introduction to basic financial accounting concepts and procedures for service and merchandising businesses. Topics included are the accounting cycle; accounting systems; financial statements; and accounting for cash, receivables, payables, inventories, plant assets; partnerships and corporations.

Lecture Hours: 64

BUS102 Introduction to Business

3 credits – An introductory survey course which provides an overview of the major functions in business with relation to current social, economic, and environmental concerns.

Lecture Hours: 48

BUS180 Business Ethics

3 credits – This course is an introduction to ethical decision making in business. There is an examination of individual, organizational, and macro level issues in business ethics. This course does not determine correct ethical action; it is designed to assist the potential businessperson to make more informed ethical decisions on a daily basis. Dilemmas, real life situations, and cases provide an opportunity for you to use concepts in the assignments and to resolve ethical issues. Since there is no universal agreement on the correct ethical business norms critical thinking and informed decision making are emphasized.

Lecture Hours: 48

BUS183 Business Law

3 credits – An introduction to the principles of law as they relate to business. This course includes an overview of our court system, sources of law, ethics and social responsibility, contracts, warranties, real property, landlord and tenant, negotiable instruments, and agency. Emphasis is placed on exploring the law as it affects businesses and individuals.

Lecture Hours: 48

BUS220 Introduction to International Business

3 credits РThis course focuses on marketing management problems, techniques, and strategies needed within the world marketplace. Understanding a country’s cultural and environmental impact is emphasized. Worldwide consumerism, economic and social development, the spread of multinational corporations, business ethics, cultural diversity, and current economic and marketing issues will be examined.

Lecture Hours: 48

BUS903 Business Field Experience

3 credits – This course provides students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience, while applying skills and techniques learned in their program of study, under the supervision of an employer, manager, or supervisor.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 192

Other Requirements: 2.00 cumulative GPA

CSC110 Introduction to Computers

3 credits – An introductory course in electronic information processing and information system management designed to provide the students with a general understanding of computer hardware and software and the facility to use this knowledge in the creation and management of useful information. Students will be given hands-on experience with operating system, word processing, database management, presentation and spreadsheet software. Exposure to and use of the Internet, including security and privacy concerns, is an integral part of the course. Basic computer literacy is expected for students entering this course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: The ability to enter data using a computer keyboard at a rate of no less than 15 words per minute on a three-minute timing.

A minimum grade of 'C' in RDG039 College Preparatory Reading II or appropriate Compass score.

Other Requirements: The ability to enter data using a computer keyboard at a rate of no less than 15 words per minute on a three-minute timing.

ECN120 Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits – Principles of supply and demand and the price mechanism will be presented. Descriptions and interactions of the consumer, business, government, and international sectors will be studied as well as their effects on output, employment, and growth in the economy. The course includes a study of the banking system and monetary policy, fiscal policy, economic growth, differing macroeconomic viewpoints, and international issues.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of 'D-' in MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate Math placement score.

ECN130 Principles of Microeconomics

3 credits – Principles of supply and demand, elasticity, and pricing will be studied. The course includes such topics as resource allocation of firms, pricing and output decisions in different market structures, and consumer choice theory. International issues and the world economy will be integrated into the course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of 'D-' in MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate Math placement score.

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits – This course emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

FIN121 Personal Finance

3 credits – This course enables students to achieve high standards and competencies in economic principles in contexts of high relevancy and applicability to their individual, family, professional, and community lives. A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes will integrate course topics. Upon completion, students should be able to better understand scarcity, supply and demand, market structures, the role of government, money and the role of financial institutions, economic stabilization and cycles, investing and financial markets, and consumer credit.

Lecture Hours: 48

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits – This is a one semester liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits – Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Pre-requisites: MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits – This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.

Other Requirements: Successful completion (C or better) of three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry and/or trigonometry, or appropriate mathematics placement score.

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits – This course is the second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT122 College Algebra

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits – This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability, and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate placement score.

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits – This course is the first in a calculus sequence. The course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives and applications of differentiation, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT134 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry and three years of high school mathematics including trigonometry

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-210 Calculus I. The course covers topics including integration techniques related to surface areas and volumes, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT210 Calculus I or equivalent

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-216 Calculus II. The course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT216 Calculus II or equivalent

MGT101 Principles of Management

3 credits – This course is a study of current theory and practice of leading a complex business organization toward the accomplishment of organizational objectives.

Lecture Hours: 48

MGT142 Problems and Issues in Supervision and Management

3 credits – This course provides students in the Human Resource Management program with the opportunity to reinforce their learning experiences from preceding HRM courses. Emphasis is placed on application of day-to-day HRM functions by completing exercises, cases, and simulations. Upon completion, students should be able to determine the appropriate actions called for by typical events that affect the status of people at work.

Lecture Hours: 48

MGT170 Human Resource Management

3 credits – This course is a study of the theory, principles, concepts and practices of developing and utilizing personnel within business organizations.

Lecture Hours: 48

MGT174 Training and Employee Development

3 credits – This course covers developing, conducting, and evaluating employee training with attention to adult learning principles. Emphasis is placed on conducting a needs assessment, using various instructional approaches, designing the learning environment, and locating learning resources. Upon completion, students should be able to design, conduct, and evaluate a training program.

Lecture Hours: 48

MGT177 Staffing

3 credits – This course introduces the basic principles involved in managing the employment process. Topics include personnel planning, recruiting, interviewing and screening techniques, maintaining employee records, and voluntary and involuntary separations. Upon completion, students should be able to acquire and retain employees who match position requirements and fulfill organizational objectives.

Lecture Hours: 48

MGT178 Employment Law

3 credits – This course introduces the principle laws and regulations affecting public and private organizations and their employees or prospective employees. Topics include fair employment practices, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), affirmative action, and employee rights and protections. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate organization policy for compliance and assure that decisions are not contrary to law.

Lecture Hours: 48

MGT180 Management and Labor Relations

3 credits – This course covers the history of the organized labor movement and the contractual relationship between corporate management and employees represented by a union. Topics include labor law and unfair labor practices, the role of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), organizational campaigns, certification/decertification elections, and grievance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to act in a proactive and collaborative manner in an environment where union representation exists.

Lecture Hours: 16

MGT190 Employee Compensation and Benefits Management

3 credits – This course will develop knowledge in the area of compensation and benefit practices including job evaluation, salary surveys, individual and group performance based pay plans, health insurance, wellness programs, pensions, and the associated legal environment. Compensation and benefit management theories will be integrated with organizational goals and objectives severing as the overall foundation for development and implementation.

Lecture Hours: 48

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits – This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits – This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis in developing public speaking skill. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48


Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 177
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Program Advisor

Karen Reynolds
Black Hawk Hall 184
319-296-2329 ext.1380
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Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 180
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