Course

Human Resource Management

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Business
Course Code
BUSN 3350
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course introduces students to the major human resource activities and current issues, including: human resource planning and job analysis, recruiting, selection, orientation, training and development, career planning, performance appraisal, compensation, health and safety, and labour relations.
Course Content

 

  1. The history and development of the human resource management function.
  2. Government legislation, human rights, compliance and their impact on decision-making.
  3. Planning for human resource needs.  Job analysis.
  4. Staffing the organization.  Recruitment, selection and placement.  Procedures.  Decisions and constraints.  Orientation, socialization and accommodation.
  5. Appraising and compensating employees.  Performance evaluation.  Job evaluation.  Compensation systems.  Indirect compensation.
  6. Training and developing employees.  Managing employee careers.
  7. Establishing and maintaining effective labour relations.  Collective representation.  Interaction between union and management.
  8. Analyzing and improving the work environment.  Health and safety.  Quality of work-life.  Stress management.  Personnel data collection.
  9. Terminating employees.  Protecting the interests of employers while respecting employee rights.
  10. Trends and comparisons.  Personnel audit.  Future challenges.
Methods Of Instruction

Lectures, seminars, role-playing, case analyses and group discussions.

Means of Assessment
Term Paper   0% – 20%
Term Tests  25% - 40%
Final Examination  25% - 30%
Cases, Assignments and/or Presentations  10% -20%
Participation   5% - 10%
          100%

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. identify many of the issues and challenges involved in the planning, recruitment, maintenance, development, compensation and appraisal of an effective and efficient workforce;
  2. identify and apply some of the methods utilized in human resource management in a variety of business situations;
  3. demonstrate a knowledge of the human resource function as it relates to other managerial functions such as finance, marketing and production;
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

  1. Dessler and Cole, Human Resources Management in Canada, Latest Edition, Pearson
  2. Schwind, H. Canadian Human Resources Management, Latest Edition, McGraw-Hill
  3. Other textbooks as chosen by the Instructor.

Requisites

Prerequisites

30 Course Credits OR Instructor Approval

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for BUSN 3350
BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) BCIT HRMG 2150 (2.5) or BCIT HRMG 3105 (4)
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO BUS 210 (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BADM 302 (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU BUSI 1250 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG BUSM 2115 (3)
Okanagan College (OC) OC BUAD 269 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BUS 1XX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU HRMN 2820 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU BUSI 352 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO MGMT 3rd (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC COMM 330 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 226 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC COM 2XX (1.5)
Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC HOSP 2410 (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32506
Wed
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Faundo
Instructor First Name
Aurora
Course Status
Waitlist
Section Notes

BUSN 3350 050 - This section is restricted to Business Management Diplomas, Hospitality Diploma, BBA Management, PDD Human Resource Management, PDD Hospitality Marketing, PDD Hospitality Management, PBD Advanced Human Resource Management, and PB Hospitality Services Management Diploma until Wednesday, July 06, 2022, at 9:00 am.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
32
Actual Seats Count
33
-1
Actual Wait Count
2
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
609
Start Time
18:30
-
End Time
21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32532
Mon
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Faundo
Instructor First Name
Aurora
Course Status
Full
Section Notes

BUSN 3350 001 - This section is restricted to Business Management Diplomas, Hospitality Diploma, BBA Management, PDD Human Resource Management, PDD Hospitality Marketing, PDD Hospitality Management, PBD Advanced Human Resource Management, and PB Hospitality Services Management Diploma until Wednesday, July 06, 2022, at 9:00 am.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
32
Actual Seats Count
32
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
707
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32855
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Phillips
Instructor First Name
Lisa
Course Status
Waitlist
Section Notes

BUSN 3350 002 - This section is restricted to Business Management Diplomas, Hospitality Diploma, BBA Management, PDD Human Resource Management, PDD Hospitality Marketing, PDD Hospitality Management, PBD Advanced Human Resource Management, and PB Hospitality Services Management Diploma until Wednesday, July 06, 2022, at 9:00 am.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
32
Actual Seats Count
32
0
Actual Wait Count
10
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Online
Room
None
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
11:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
35016
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Phillips
Instructor First Name
Lisa
Course Status
Waitlist
Section Notes

BUSN 3350 003 - This section is restricted to Business Management Diplomas, Hospitality Diploma, BBA Management, PDD Human Resource Management, PDD Hospitality Marketing, PDD Hospitality Management, PBD Advanced Human Resource Management, and PB Hospitality Services Management Diploma until Wednesday, July 06, 2022, at 9:00 am.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
32
Actual Seats Count
32
0
Actual Wait Count
8
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
608
Start Time
15:30
-
End Time
18:20