Human Resources Development – BUSI 644

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course integrates theory with a practical approach to the topic of human resources development (HRD) with a focus on the design, implementation, and management of employee orientation, training, and career development programs. A comprehensive view of the concepts, processes, and philosophies of training and development is presented in this course. Emphasis is a place on current trends and research related to the various aspects of the human resource development function. Students will discuss the history and future of HRD, strategies, methods, materials, and measurement of training programs, as well as apply the processes involved in designing, developing, and implementing appropriate and effective training programs.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course directly supports AIMS of Liberty University’s Statement of Purpose. The human resource manager must have the necessary skills to be able to design, implement, and manage an effective training and development program to support the strategic mission of the organization. These tolls will be the foundation upon which the resource manager will be able to provide complex decisions with regard to efficiency and effectiveness of the organization’s training and development programs.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. There are 4 graded Discussions throughout the course. The purpose of Discussion is to generate interaction among students in regard to relevant current course topics. The student is required to post 1 thread of at least 400 words within the Discussion. The student will then post 2 substantive replies of at least 250 words each. For each thread and reply the student must cite at least 3 sources, such as the textbook, the Bible, or other scholarly sources.

In the Discussion: Biblical Integration, the student will discuss how the Bible relates to the topics covered in the course. The Bible, course textbook, and articles from peer-reviewed journals must be used to substantiate the assertions made in the thread.

Training Proposal, Methodology, and Rationale Assignment

The student is to develop training materials to train employees of a small business. The goal of the training is to meet the needs of both management and employees to accomplish the mission of the organization. The assignment must include all lesson plans.

Literature Review Assignment

The student will write a literature review. This assignment must be completed in APA format and include at least 8 pages of content. The student is required to substantiate his/her writing with at least 10 scholarly sources, 1 of which must be the Bible.

Quizzes (8)

During this course, the student will be required to complete 8 open-book/open-note quizzes. Each quiz will consist of 15 multiple-choice questions comprised of information discussed in the textbook reading.