Human Resource Management (HRM)
An historical survey of the organized labor movement in the United States and review of legislation affecting the American worker. Attention is given to the industrial relations system of the United States as it relates to those of Western Europe and other nations. (PR: GSM admission or permission of GSM academic advisor)
Economic issues in the employment and compensation of labor. Topics emphasized include labor force composition and growth, structure and functioning of labor markets, unemployment, wage theories, wage levels and structures, the economic influence of unions, income distribution, and human capital models. (PR: ECN 253 or ECN 501 plus GSM admission)
A comprehensive survey of collective bargaining with special emphasis given to philosophy, structure and the process of negotiations. attention is also given to important developments and emerging trends in collective bargaining. (PR: HRM 600)
A study of grievance procedures and arbitration as formalized in labor-management relations, including an analysis of principles and practices of complaint handling, review of concepts and methodology in such grievance handling, review of the role of arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism, utilization of factfinding and mediation as alternate mechanisms, the preparation and handling of materials in briefs or oral presentations, and the function or role of the arbitrator, impartial chairman, umpire, or similar neutral. (PR: HRM 600)
The development, use, and impact of Human Resource Information Systems and the management of organizational knowledge including knowledge management systems, procedures, policies, and other issues.
A survey and analysis of the labor relations law; examination of the extent to which the law regulates and protects concerted action by employees in the labor market; considerations and analysis of the legal framework within which collective bargaining occurs; and analysis of major aspects of employer-employee law, such as wrongful discharge, discrimination, and safety and health law. (PR: HRM 600)
An introduction to disabilities focusing on adulthood and employment. The course includes a survey of disability laws, disabilities (physical, sensory, and cognitive), and workplace impacts (accessibility, assistive technology, accommodations).
Survey of the applications of psychological principles and of research methodologies to the various human problems in industry, such as personnel selection and appraisal; the organizational and social context of human work; the job and work situation; human errors, accidents, and safety; and the psychological aspects of consumer behavior. (PR: GSM admission)
The development and administration of wage and salary programs, and an analysis of both private and public health, welfare and pension plans. Topics investaged include motivation theory, factors influencing compensation levels, forms of compensation,including incentive plans and fringe benefits, a critacal examination of financing, administration, and general effectiveness of the plans, special issues of managerial compensation, comparable worth, special and related issues. (PR: MGT 620 and GSM admission)
A study of the personnel employment and selection processes. Emphasis is placed on the rationale for selection and placement; the procedures and problems in recruitment and selection; and the use of tests, interviews, and other selection devices. Special attention is given to the criterion problem and legislation and/or governmental regulations affecting selection procedures. (PR: GSM admission)
This course teaches students how to develop management training modules and materials. Students also learn and use advanced techniques in training design and group facilitation. (PR: GSM admission)
An examination of the development, practices and extent of collective bargaining between federal, state, and local governments and their employees. Emphasis is on the public issues related to sovereignty, unit determinations, impact on budgetary and financing processes, representation precedures, unfair practices, scope of bargaining, impasse resolution, and the strike. Some attention is devoted to the legal and ethical problems inherent in these issues. (PR: HRM 600)
Independent study of a specific nature under the supervision of a qualified faculty member. Hours of credit are determined by the magnitude of the project. (PR: Permission of division head or GSM academic advisor)