Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

    1. Course Title: Human Resource Management
    2. Course Prefix/Number: PSYC 350A
    3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
    4. Description: This module provides students with a complete introduction to how psychology and the changing world of work interact. It seeks to address the challenges of sustainability, ethics and globalization faced in the workplace of today.
    5. Student Learning Outcomes:
      By the end of this course, students should achieve the following Learning Outcomes
      1. Define work and organizational psychology
      2. List the main areas of work and organizational psychology
      3. Describe the history of work and organizational psychology
      4. Understand the role of historical context in giving rise to work and organizational psychology
      5. Identify and know about professional organizations in the field
      6. Understand three contemporary challenges facing organizations, and their relevance to work and organizational psychology
    6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
      Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
      A 90–100
      B 80-89
      C 70-79
      D 60-69
      F 0-59

      Assignments 40%

      As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

      Assignment (Essay) 20%

      Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

      Guidelines for the essay assignment:

      • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
      • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
      • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
      • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

      Exam 40%

      There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

    7. Course Outline
      Topic
      • Introduction
      • Research methods in work and organizational psychology
      • Individual differences at work
      • Attitudes and behaviour in organizations
      • Motivation at work
      • Recruitment and selection
      • Learning, training and development
      • Performance measurement and management
      • Careers and career management
      • Safety, stress and health at work
      • Organizations: strategy and structure
      • Leadership in organizations
      • Teams and teamwork
      • Organizational culture, climate and change
      • The psychology of work and organizations

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