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CCOG for MSD 222 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
MSD 222
Course Title:
Human Resource Management: Personnel
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Course Description

Examines the basic responsibilities and concepts for managing the Human Resources function in an organization, such as: Integrating HR into the overall organization's objectives, basic HR laws, job analysis and planning, and recruitment and selection practices. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description


Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, the student should be able to:

  • Integrate Human Resources functions, roles, responsibilities and policies into an organization’s overall objectives, practices, and decisions.
  • Evaluate the impact HR laws and legislation has on organizational processes and workforce.
  • Use best practices in recruiting and hiring the most appropriate candidates to achieve a highly quality workforce.
  • Utilize principles of HR management to advance career opportunities in the workplace.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Various individual and/or group skill-building activities such as role-plays, case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
  • Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
  • Complete exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • Decision making
  • Planning
  • Job analysis and design
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Documentation
  • Problem solving
  • Supervising in compliance with HR laws

General Concepts

  • Key roles and responsibilities of Human Resources professionals
  • Integrating Human Resources policies into overall organizational goals
  • Human resources laws and legislation
  • Planning for Human Resources needs
  • Job analysis and design
  • Recruitment and selection strategies


  • Integrating Human Resources policies
  • Human Resources law
  • Supervisory/managerial practice


  • Complex Human Resources laws
  • Maximizing the Human Resources pool
  • Lawful recruitment and selection