Human Resource Management – BUSI 342

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Introduces the student to the human resources/personnel functions. Topics covered include: recruitment, assessment, compensation, motivation, appraisal, development, legal environment, labor relations, employee relations, etc. Emphasis on how managers can deal with and utilize the human resources function.




Most Human Resources Management (HRM) courses are designed for current or future HRM professionals; this course is presented from the general manager’s perspective. Managers, whatever their department or function, work with people and are constantly faced with people issues. While the HRM Department can offer assistance in some areas, it is management’s responsibility to resolve most of these issues. This course is a review of many of the important people issues confronted in organizations. It will provide a knowledge base in basic human resources topics and an in-depth review of the important current issues in the field.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the function of human resources management.
  2. Describe the planning and implementation of various components of a human resources plan.
  3. Explain various human resources management processes and issues, including performance processes, career management processes, disciplinary processes, equity issues, recruitment and retention issues, contract negotiations, and benefits.
  4. Integrate biblical principles within the field of human resources management.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300-500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250-350 words.

The thread must include a Scripture reference and at least 2 scholarly, peer-reviewed sources, plus the course text, all in current APA format. Each reply must include a Scripture reference and at least 1 scholarly source, plus the course text, all in current APA format.

Connect Assignments (8)

Each student will complete a Connect assignment covering the chapters assigned in each module/week. The Connect assignments provide the student an opportunity to review concepts discussed in the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks.

Group Research Paper


The student will be assigned to a group to complete this paper. The group will choose 1 of the topics from the provided list, and 1 member from each group will submit the topic to the instructor clearly articulated in at least 50 words.

Outline and References

Each group will have 1 member submit an outline and reference page in preparation for the final research paper. The reference page must include at least 7 scholarly, peer-reviewed references. Current APA format must be used.


The student will work with an assigned group to research and write a 7-8-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on a topic selected from a list of topics provided in the paper instructions. The paper must include at least 7 scholarly, peer-reviewed references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. Only 1 member from each group will submit the final paper.

Exams (4)

Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 40 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.