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Courses - HRM Upper Division

360. Organizational Behavior (3)

Overview of the dynamics of human behavior in organizations and implications for management. Motivation, personality and attitudes, human perception, groups and teams, norms, power and politics, conflict, learning, communication, job design, organizational culture, organizational change, leadership and cross-cultural issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

361. The Human Resource Function (3)

Overview of human resource functions designed to attract, motivate, develop and retain employees. Planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, placement, appraisal, compensation and benefit administration, training and development, communications, labor management relations and the international environment. Discussion, cases and student presentations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

445. Compensation Administration (3)

Prerequisites: HRM 361, IS 301.
Compensation and benefits management as an integrating human resource management process. Development and administration of equitable compensation and benefit programs. Job analysis and evaluation, pay structures, salary surveys, individual compensation, incentive, systems and benefits administration. Discussion, cases and simulations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

446. Leadership and Motivation in Organizations (3)

Prerequisites: HRM 360, IS 301.
Determinants of effective leadership and successful methods of motivating employees to achieve organizational goals. Identification of appropriate styles of leadership and methods for developing and applying leadership skills. Case studies, research, and simulation exercises.
Letter grade only (A-F).

458. Managing Culture and Diversity (3)

Prerequisites: HRM 360 or HRM 361; IS 301.
Impact of diversity, culture, and ethnic origin on the work experience. Interaction of language, gender, race, tradition, education, economic structure, and organizational philosophy to create a set of rules for acceptable behaviors in complex organizations. Open dialogue, debate, outside research and group presentations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

460. Current Issues in Human Resource Management (3)

Prerequisites: HRM 360 or HRM 361; IS 301.
Current and emerging issues concerning the management and development of people and organizations. Motivation, leadership, job performance, hiring, compensation, planning, selection, staffing, training, performance appraisal, careers, and quality of work life. Discussion, projects, and outside research.
Letter grade only (A-F).

462. Labor-Management Relations (3)

Prerequisite: IS 301.
Principles and practices influencing labor-management relationships. Development, aims, structure, and functions of labor and employer organizations; collective bargaining process; labor law and governmental intervention; impasse resolution; unions and minorities; employee organizations in government and professional sectors; comparative international systems.
Letter grade only (A-F).

463. Organizational Training and Development (3)

Prerequisite: HRM 360 or HRM 361; IS 301.
Review of the field of training and development, including learning theory, training needs assessment, design and delivery of training and development programs, evaluation, and program management. Career development and organizational development. Case studies, research, simulation exercises, and student presentations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

465. Staffing and Performance Management (3)

Prerequisites: HRM 361, IS 301.
Theories and techniques guiding personnel selection and appraisal processes. Determining staffing needs, conducting job analyses, writing job descriptions, developing recruitment strategies, affirmative action plans, and designing resumes. Designing effective appraisal systems and conducting productive performance appraisals. Cases and simulations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

497. Directed Studies in Human Resource Management (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department chair.
Advanced individual projects, study, and research in Human Resource Management.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units in the same semester.

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