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Human Resources and Industrial Relations Minor

Industrial Relations Center
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 12
See major description for more information.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
This minor is only available for students pursuing a B.S.B. degree in the Carlson School of Management, and assumes students have completed HRIR 3021.
Minor
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HRIR 3031 - Staffing and Selection: Strategic and Operational Concerns (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 3051 - Compensation: Theory and Practice (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 3041 - The Individual in the Organization (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 3071 - Union Organizing and Labor Relations (2.0 cr)
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HRIR 3032 - Training and Development (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 3042 - The Individual and Organizational Performance (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 3072 - Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5021 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· HRIR 5222 - Managing Diversity (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5252 - Employment and Labor Law for the HRIR Professional (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5225 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5026 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5654 - Public Policies on Employee Benefits: Social Safety Nets (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5655 - Public Policies on Work and Pay (3.0 cr)
· HRIR 5662 - Personnel Economics (2.0 cr)
· INS 4101 - Employee Benefits (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5000 - Topics in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 4100W - HRIR Capstone: Personal and Organizational Leadership [WI] (4.0 cr)
 
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HRIR 3031 - Staffing and Selection: Strategic and Operational Concerns
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to theory/practice of staffing decisions. Recruitment, selection, promotion, demotion, transfer, dismissal, layoff, retirement. Staffing analyzed from strategic/operational perspectives. Legal issues. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3051 - Compensation: Theory and Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to compensation/reward programs in employing organizations. Theories of organizational/employee behavior used in design/implementation of pay programs. Design, implementation, job evaluation, salary surveys, skill-based pay, merit-based pay, other compensation programs. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3041 - The Individual in the Organization
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Factors influencing individual work performance. Includes motivation, perceptual differences, career choice, psychological contracts, assumptions about workers/work, leadership/management, learning/skill development, openness to change. Examines evidence on current trends. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3071 - Union Organizing and Labor Relations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of labor unions, employee associations, collective bargaining within framework of contemporary American legislation/policy. Forming/organizing labor unions. Management strategies/responsibilities, historical influences on policy/practice in private/public sectors. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3032 - Training and Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to theory/research/practice of design/implementation/evaluation of employee training/development programs. Training as process for influencing individual/organizational outcomes. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3042 - The Individual and Organizational Performance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Factors influencing group, team, organizational performance. Systems that drive organizational success. Job design/organization structure, organization effectiveness measures, culture, group dynamics, teamwork. Power/influence. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3072 - Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance processing, interest/rights arbitration, strikes, related policies/practices of employers, workers, labor unions in private/public sectors. Impact/transfer of practices to non-union sector. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5222 - Managing Diversity
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to manage diverse workforce. Human resource practices examined with respect to diversity. How to incorporate diversity into decision making to enhance organizational performance. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5252 - Employment and Labor Law for the HRIR Professional
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statutes/case law to work settings. Civil rights/equal opportunity. Discrimination/harassment. Compensation/benefits. Employee protection/privacy. Labor relations. Emphasizes application/ability to recognize legal aspects of HRIR issues. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5654 - Public Policies on Employee Benefits: Social Safety Nets
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of social safety nets through government-mandated employee benefits. Workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, social security, health insurance. Rationale for social safety nets. Administration/evaluation of existing programs. Effects on worker well-being/behavior of employers/workers. Need for reform. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, ECON 1101, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5655 - Public Policies on Work and Pay
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01861
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of public policies regarding employment, unions, labor markets. Public programs affecting wages, unemployment, training, worker mobility, security, quality of work life. Policy implications of changing nature of work. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, ECON 1101, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5662 - Personnel Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of economic tools to issues in human resources/industrial relations. Incentives/imperfect information. Incentive-based pay. Promotions/tournaments. Human capital/training. Screening/signaling. Applications/limitations. prereq: Prereq-HRIR MA student must register A-F, ECON 1101, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
INS 4101 - Employee Benefits
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design/administration of employee benefit plans/pension. Health insurance, disability plans. Salary reduction/deferred compensation programs. Multiple employer trusts. Alternative funding methods, including self-insurance. Ethical issues, legal liability, compliance.
HRIR 5000 - Topics in Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics in human resources/industrial relations. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, [3021, CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 4100W - HRIR Capstone: Personal and Organizational Leadership (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Leadership as important competency for HR professionals. Reflection/growth of personal leadership skills. Techniques, strategies, philosophies to develop leadership acumen of individuals within organizations. Leadership research. prereq: 3021, 6 HRIR credits, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]