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Human Resources

Course Descriptions

ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I (4.00 SH). A two-semester study of the basic principles and concepts underlying the measurement of financial activity, and the preparation and use of financial statements. Among the topics will be basic accounting theory, transaction analyses, income determination, asset and liability valuation.

BA 310 Organizations and Management (4.00 SH). A course that studies the behavior of people in a work organization. Topics include motivation, leadership, group processes, job and organizational design, communications, effectiveness and ethics in the workplace. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

BA 360 Human Resources Management (4.00 SH). A study of activities necessary for the recruitment, retention, development, and motivation of an organization’s human resources. The course covers typical personnel functions as well as theory on human behavior in organizational settings. Prerequisite: BA 140 or consent of instructor.

BA 361 Compensation & Benefits (4.00 SH). An examination of financial reward systems in organizations and the study of relevant theoretical and legal perspectives. Topics will include job evaluation, wage surveys, equity, individual and group motivational programs, benefits, and compensation strategies. Prerequisites: ECO 150, ACC 201, and BA 360.

BA 362 Employment & Labor Law (4.00 SH). Examines the development and current operations of labor unions, the process and outcomes of collective bargaining and the impact on society and businesses, and law regarding workplace rights. Practical insights from National Labor Relations Board rulings and grievance cases will be addressed. Prerequisites: ECO 150, BA 360.

BIO 206 Biostatistics & Experim Design (QR) (4.00 SH). An introductory course in experimental design and data analysis designed to encourage an understanding and appreciation of the role of experimentation, hypothesis testing, and data analysis in biology. The course will emphasize principles of experimental design, methods of data collection, exploratory data analysis, and the use of graphical and statistical tools commonly used by biologists to analyze data. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 201. Offered every semester. Meets Quantitative Reasoning (QR) IP

ECO 150 Economic Reasoning (ST) (4.00 SH). Fundamental economic concepts and theories of supply and demand, resource allocation, taxation, international trade, externalities, public goods, market models, and labor markets. An emphasis on applications in both public policy and individual decision making will be recurrent throughout the course. Meets Social Thought and Tradition Intellectual Perspective requirement (ST).

ECO 220 Statistics (QR) (4.00 SH). An introductory course in the analysis and interpretation of quantitative data. Attention is given to the binomial distribution, the normal distribution, sampling, introductory probability theory, and hypothesis testing. Real world applications are used with computer software for statistical analysis. Not available to students with credit in BIO 206, MTH 335, PSY 201, PS 301, SSC 251, or SSC 252. Prerequisite: MTH 131 (or concurrent enrollment in MTH 131).

MTH 135 Concepts of Statistics (QR) (4.00 SH). An introduction to the concepts of statistics. Topics include graphical and numerical summaries of data, confidence intervals and significance tests about hypotheses. Emphasis is placed on conceptual understanding and interpretation of data and statistics. Not available to students who have credit for ECO 220, PSY 201, SSC 251, BIO 206. (Offered Spring semester.) Meets Quantitative Reasoning Intellectual Perspective requirement (QR).

MTH 335 Statistics (4.00 SH). An introduction to statistics. Topics include exploratory data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics. Both classical, and bootstrapping and randomization approaches to inferential analysis are taken. Prerequisites: C- or better in MTH 152 and in MTH 241. (Offered on demand.)

PS 301 Junior Sem:Research Design Analysis (4.00 SH). An introduction to the various approaches to and challenges of research design and analysis in the discipline of political science. The goal is for each student to design a research project which will then be pursued in the Senior Capstone course. This course must be taken in the spring of the junior year. Prerequisites: PS 101, 102, 103, 104 and junior standing.

PSY 201 Experimental Design and Statistics (4.00 SH). An introduction to experimental research design, methods and statistics for the behavioral sciences. This course includes research ethics training, APA style writing instruction, and data analysis. Students propose research, do peer review, collect and analyze date, and present the results through laboratory modules and term research projects. Prerequisites: PSY 101.

SSC 252 Data Analysis for Soc Sci (QR) (4.00 SH). This class covers some introductory but powerful statistical techniques for analyzing and interpreting social science data. Students will use both descriptive and inferential statistics, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various statistical methods. They will also develop skills in presenting and interpreting statistical charts, graphs and tables. There is no formal prerequisite, but SSC 251, PS 301 or other exposure to research methods is recommended. Meets Quantitative Reasoning Intellectual Perspective requirement (QR).


What can you do with a Human Resources degree?

Imagine yourself working in personnel or human relations in business or an industrial setting, or in human resources with a focus on worker selection, worker evaluation and career development, benefits administration, human relations, training, employment law, or program and institutional evaluation.