HRPO-1311-50 - Human Relations
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Fall 2014 Course Syllabus
HRPO-1311-50 - Human Relations
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|Course Description||Practical application of the principles and concepts of the behavioral sciences to interpersonal relationships in the business and industrial environment.|
|Required Textbooks||Human Relations in Organizations:Applications and Skill Building, 9th edition, by Robert N. Lussier|
|Attendance Policy||Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students are expected to be on time and in attendance. Record will be taken at the beginning of each class. A student who enters the classroom after the roll has been checked will be considered absent. Students are allowed two (2) absences (excused or unexcused) total. A third absence will result in a dropping of a letter grade from the final course grade. Five or more absences require a meeting with the instructor and may result in students failing the course.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Determination of Final Grade Four major exams = 100 points each.
No makeup exams will be given unless prior approval is requested.
Fourth exam is the final and is comprehensive.
Additional quizzes, internet activities, and classroom activities may be provided for grade credit.
If you fail to take an exam you will receive a grade of zero.
|Final Exam Date||December 9, 2014 - 5:00 PM|
Week 1: Course Introduction and Overview
Week 6: Exam I Chapters 1-4
Week 7: Written Assignment on Conflict
Week 9: Exam II Chapters 5-7
Week 12: Exam III Chapters 8-10
Week 16: Final Review and Final Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates
August 26 Course Introduction
Chapter 1 Understanding Behavior, Human Relations and Performance
Chapter 1 Application Situations/Objective Case/Vocabulary
September 2 No Class
Chapter 2 Personality, Stress, Learning, Perception
Chapter 2 Application Situations/Objective Case
September 9 Discussion of Current HR Issues
Chapter 2 Personality, Stress, Learning and Perception
Chapter 2 Application Situations/Object Case
Chapter 3 Attitudes, Self-Concept, Value and Ethics
Chapter 3 Application Situations/Objective Case
Chapter 4 Time and Career Management
Chapter 4 Application Situations/Objective Case
September 30 Exam 1 Chapters 1-4 (Scantron required)
Chapter 5 Communications, Emotions, and Criticism
Chapter 5 Application Situations/Objective Case
October 7 ( no class) Assignment -Prepare a short report on a conflict situation which is currently being discussed in the local/state/national news. We will discuss these reports in class.
Chapter 6 Dealing with Conflict
Chapter 6 Application Situations/Objective Case
October 14 Chapter 7 Leading and Trust
Chapter 7 Application Situations/Objective Case
Week 9: Exam Activity Ch. 5-7
October 21 Chapter 8 Motivating Performance
Chapter 8 Application Situations/Objective Case
October 28 Chapter 9 Ethical Power, Politics, and Etiquette
Chapter 9 Application Situations/Objective Case
November 4 Chapter 10 Networking and Negotiating
Chapter 10 Application Situations/Objective Case
November 11 Exam III Chapters 8-10
Chapter 11 Team Dynamics, Creativity and Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Chapter 11 Application Situations/Objective Case
November 18 Chapter 11 Team Dynamics, Creativity and Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Chapter 11 Application Situations/Objective Case
November 25 Chapter 12 Organizational Change and Culture
Chapter 12 Application Situations/Objective Case
December 2 Chapter 13 Valuing Diversity Globally
Chapter 13 Application Situations/Objective Case
December 9 Final Exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
. Demonstrates appropriate etiquette, ethics, and professionalism in the business office setting.
2. Illustrates the ability to work in a team environment
Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Students will be able to evaluate human relations including diversity, attitudes, self-esteem, and interpersonal skills to promote career success; identify and evaluate the causes and effects of stress in the workplace; develop individual and group communication, listening, and decision-making skills, and analyze how theories of motivation and human behavior impact strategies of change management
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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