Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Human Resources Management

 Title Abbreviation:   HUMAN RESOURCES MGMNT

 Department:    BUS

 Course #:    205

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    520101


 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

A comprehensive introduction to the management of human resources in profit and non-profit organizations, including job analysis, workforce planning, employee recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation, benefits, discipline/termination and performance appraisal, as well as human resources law, human resources information systems, employee health and safety, and labor relations.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform the basic functions required to manage human resources in a profit or non profit organization.
  2. Apply this knowledge to making effective business decisions.
  3. Understand the importance and contributions of human resources to the success of any organization.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.2 Identify diverse communities and their shared/competing interests and develop strategies for prevention and resolution of conflict.

Course Contents

  1. Human Resources responsibilities conducted in business and non-profit organizations.
  2. The roles of the HR Department, department managers and supervisors.
  3. The basic laws and regulations affecting the employer/employee relationship.
  4. The options, legal ramifications and effectiveness of various job analysis, recruiting, selection and orientation programs.
  5. The importance and uses of job descriptions, employee contracts, labor agreements, handbooks, policies and procedures and related documents.
  6. The types and appropriate uses of various performance appraisal systems.
  7. Various techniques for handling common employee disciplinary and termination issues and the legal ramifications of each.
  8. The types and appropriate uses of various performance appraisal systems.
  9. The basic types of statutory, welfare and pension benefits plans typically offered to employees.
  10. The basic types of monetary and non-monetary compensation systems.
  11. The role of unions and their impact on the management/employee relationship.
  12. Employee health and safety requirements.
  13. Basic leadership, management, communication and team building styles and the effectiveness of each.