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Revision Date: 29-Dec-17

BUS-2410-VO02Y - Human Resource Management

Synonym: 172600
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Semester Dates: 03-20-2018 to 05-07-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 03-29-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 04-17-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Bryn Mayr | View Faculty Credentials
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Course Description:

This course examines the critical issues and the strategic questions that must be considered when managing diverse groups of people in today’s workplace. Topics include: selecting, training, and evaluating personnel; compensation; health and safety; bargaining units; motivation; morale; and human relations.

Essential Objectives:

1. Explain what human resource management is and describe its role and development in organizations.
2. Summarize the differences between the personnel function and line operations.
3. Discuss the primary personnel practices and apply them to specific situations, including: a) evaluate the personnel needs of an organization; b) determine specifications of a position and write a job description; c) plan a strategy for employee recruitment and selection; d) develop a wage and price scale; e) design a personnel record-keeping system; f) formulate a strategy for performance evaluation and appropriate responses; and g) identify training needs
4. Describe the influence labor unions and the collective bargaining process have on the personnel function.
5. Discuss the federal and state regulations that influence the personnel function on such issues as health, safety and equity.
6. Analyze and discuss ethical considerations in the personnel function including gender wage disparity and sexual harassment.
7. Discuss the ethical considerations inherent in personnel decisions.
8. Discuss issues of equity as they relate to personnel management.
9. Recognize what constitutes harassment and describe means for resolving harassment issues.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

THIS IS AN ACCELERATED CLASS WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE OVER THE LAST SEVEN WEEKS OF THE SEMESTER. Just to give you an idea of how it will be, we will cover chapters in the following way: Week 1: 3 chapters; Week 2: 2 chapters; Week 3: 3 chapters; Week 4: 3 chapters; Week 5: 2 chapters; Week 6: 1 chapter; Week 7: 2 chapters. This will give you some time at the end to complete your term paper or HR Interview (see the tab display in the Moodle Class for more information about these assignments).

This is an important subject that will help students understand the functioning and needs of organizations, both small and large. Whether or not you intend on working in a human resources related field, it is helpful to get a sense of the nuts and bolts of business from an objective perspective. This class also emphasises concepts such as leadership, cooperation, and decision-making. This knowledge can translate to any job and work environment. 

HRM is much more interesting than you might think!


We will cover concepts through the following activities:

1. Text book readings

2. Chapter quizzes

3. Discussion forums

4. Power points

5. Videos

6. HRM Cases

7. Research project of the student's choosing


Evaluation Criteria:

 1. 30% course participation in discussion forums. 

2. 30% chapter quizzes.

3. 20% HRM Cases - weekly scenarios, with questions related to topics being covered that week. 

 4. 20% Final term paper: "Solving a Human Resources Problem" OR Human Resources Interview and Analysis.

  • Final Paper: You will be able to choose a subject matter from the text which is of interest to you and research a final term paper. 
  • Interview and Analysis: You will interview someone working full time in a human resources capacity and analyze their methods, styles, strengths, weaknesses, etc.

Grading Criteria:

A+ through A-: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.

B+ through B-: For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.

C+ through C-: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.

D+ through D-: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.

F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.

P: Equivalent to D (+/-) or better and therefore course will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

NP: indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description.


Spring 2018 textbook data will be available on December 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Bryn Mayr
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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