Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Human Resources and the Manager

 Title Abbreviation:   HR RESOURCES & MGR

 Department:    BASAM

 Course #:    332

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    520201

 EPC:    50B

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Explores the role that the human resource function and the manager play to achieve high levels of organizational performance. Evaluate the organizational impact related to the following areas of human resources: talent acquisition and talent management; total rewards (compensation and benefits); evaluating and managing employee performance; and health, safety, and security.


Prerequisite: BASAM Director permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the importance of HR as a central management function and influence on organizational culture and managing human resources as a critical competency for all managers by researching workplace application and practice in student's field of interest.
  2. Identify the legal and regulatory principles that govern the American workplace by researching their application in student's field of interest.
  3. Analyze major HR functions (e.g., organizational effectiveness strategy, talent recruitment, selection and development and managing poor performance) through case-study based critique and analysis and application in student's field of interest.
  4. Evaluate the impact of bias on the manager and organizational effectiveness by researching their impact in student's chosen field of interest.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Human resource management as a field of study, as a central management function, and as a key accountability for all managers.
  2. Implications for human resource management of the behavioral sciences, government regulations, and court decisions.
  3. Elements of the HR function (e.g. recruitment, selection, training and development, etc.) and be familiar with each elementís key concepts & terminology.
  4. The role of human resources in creation of an organizational culture that support both human well-being and successful performance at individual, team, unit, and organizational levels.
  5. Principles and techniques of human resource management gained through the discussion of major personnel issues and the solution of typical case problems.