Human Resource Development


School of Education
HRD 240. Principles of Human Resource Development. 3 credits.
An introduction to the role and scope of human resource development with particular emphasis on required competencies for HRD professionals. Critical moral and ethical issues are introduced.
HRD 245. Leadership in Organizational Settings. 3 credits.
An examination of the principles of leadership and their application to group settings. Emphasis will be placed on the critical appraisal of the facets of leadership through the use of cases and readings.
HRD 370. Occupational Task Analysis. 3 credits.
This course is designed to provide the basic skill level for students in the area of occupational task analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on actual analysis situations with application to program and curriculum design.
HRD 380. Development of Materials and Programs. 3 credits.
Designed to provide students with the basic skills necessary to design and develop skill-based training programs and courses. Emphasis will be placed on the actual design and development of training materials. Prerequisite: EDUC 370 or permission of the instructor.
HRD 385. Assessment of Human Resource Development Programs. 3 credits.
Provides an in-depth examination of the basic assessment techniques used to measure the effectiveness of programs and courses. A range of techniques is examined in the context of varied programs and courses.
HRD 400. Occupational Internship. 3 credits.
A structured occupational internship experience designed to provide students with the opportunity to observe within an actual occupational setting the role and scope of human resource development efforts. Minimum 400-hour experience approved by the program coordinator. (Credit may not be earned for both HRD 400 and 401.)
HRD 401. Practicum in Human Resource Development. 3 credits.
A structured placement in a private sector or community-based human resource development setting with an HRD professional. The placement is designed to provide a mixture of part- and full-time placement with a total placement equivalent to three full-time weeks. Program coordinator permission only. (Credit may not be earned for both HRD 400 and 401.) Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
HRD 450. Adult Learning Theory. 3 credits.
A study of the learning processes of the adult learner with an emphasis on adaptations of the instructional process to accommodate the differences inherent in the adult learning environment. Practical applications to actual adult learning situations are included.
HRD 475. Seminar in Leadership. 3 credits.
Designed to provide senior-level students with the opportunity to face some of the dilemmas of leadership. Students will be encouraged to critically examine leaders and organizations to draw from real events the ambiguities of leadership. Course will involve extensive reading, case work and a range of guest speakers.

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1996-97 Undergraduate Catalog
Last reviewed: 30 November 1996
Information Publisher: Division of Academic Affairs
James Madison University