House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus HRPO-1311-50 - Human Relations
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
HRPO-1311-50 - Human Relations
|Instructor||McGee, Linda Marie|
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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 Organization, 8th edition, by Robert N. Lussier|
|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. For each non-school related absence, 3 points will be deducted.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||Four major exams (100 points each) =90%. Attendance = 10%. No makeup exams will be given. When a student fails to take an exam, he/she may elect to have the final exam counted two times; if a second exam is missed a zero will be assigned|
|Final Exam Date||May 10, 2012 - 5:30 PM|
Week 1: Couse Introduction; syllabus review
Week 2: Understanding Behavior, Human Relations and Performance; Week 3: Personality, Strees, Learning and Perceptions
Week 4: Attitudes, Self-Concept, Values, and Ethics
Week 5: Time and Career Management; Exam 1 Chapters 1-4
Week 6: Interpersonal Communication
Week 7: Organization Structure and Communication
Week 8: Dealing With Conflict
Week 9: Exam 2 Chapters 5-7; Leading and Trust
Week 10:Motivating Performance
Week 11:Ethical Power and Politics
Week 12:Networking and Negotiating
Week 13 Exam 3 Chapters 8-11
Week 14:Team Dynamics and Leadership
Week 15:Teams and Creative Problem Solving/Decision Making
Week 16:Organization Change and Culture; Valuing Diversity Globally
Week 17:Final Exam Chapter 12-15
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
February 15- Exam 1 Chapters 1-4
March 8- Exam 2 Chapters 5-7
April 19 - Exam 3 Chapters 8-11
May 10 - Final Exam Chapters 12-15
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrates appropriate etiquette, ethics, and professionalism in the business office setting.
2. Illustrates the ability to work in a team environment.
3. Illustrates critical reasoning skills.
4. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Practical application of the principles and concepts of the behavioral sciences to interpersonal relationships in the business and industrial environment.
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.|
The following behaviors will result in the student being asked to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: talking while the instructor is giving instructions, leaving class early without informing the instructor, and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.
If you attend the distinguished lecture series for the semester, 5 points will be added to your final exam score. Other extra credit will be given at the instructor’s discretion and will be announced during class.
|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.
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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.
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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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