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The Human Resource Development & Management track provides students with the key skills and knowledge to develop and implement effective professional development and performance improvement programs. Students will enhance their interpersonal and leadership skills, while developing competencies to work with diverse populations within functional areas of human resources.

Required 4 courses/12 credits: Select from 2 courses/6 credits:
HRD 240: Introduction to Human Resource Development
HRD 245: Leadership in Organizational Settings
HRD 480: Learning in Adulthood
HRD 485: Development of Materials and Programs

HRD 380: Performance and Task Analysis in Human Resource Development
LTLE 150: Information in a Contemporary Society
LTLE 370: Instructional Technology
LTLE 385: Foundations of Instructional Design
SCOM 331: Communication & Conflict
WRTC 318: Intercultural Professional Communication
IS 300 Sponsored Learning

Course Descriptions

Required Courses

HRD 240: Introduction to Human Resource Development

This course provides an introduction to the role and scope of human resource development with a particular emphasis on require competencies for HRD professionals. Critical moral and ethical issues are introduced.

HRD 245: Leadership in Organizational Settings

The course is 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 480: Learning in Adulthood

This course is 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 485: Development of Materials and Programs

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills necessary to design and develop performance-based training programs and courses. Emphasis will be placed on the actual design and development of training materials.

Select from 2 courses/6 credits

HRD 380: Performance and Task Analysis in Human Resource Development

This course provides the basic skill level for students in the area of performance analysis and subsequent assessment. Particular emphasis is placed on actual analysis and assessment situations with application to program and curricular design.

LTLE 150: Information in a Contemporary Society

This course concerns the individual’s need for information especially that which will assist in solving problems related to everyday needs and interests and with the agencies and resources which can help to meet those needs. Will not count as social science course for teacher licensure.

LTLE 370: Instructional Technology

This course covers the principles and procedures of a teaching / learning process designed to provide reliable, effective instruction to learners through systematic application of instructional technology. Includes selecting, producing, evaluating and utilizing nonprofit media and equipment for application to instructional process.

LTLE 385: Foundations of Instructional Design

This course provides students the knowledge and skills to apply instructional theory to the creation of instructionally sound education programs and materials.

SCOM 331: Communication & Conflict

This course covers theories of conflict emerging from the communication discipline and application to different forms of conflict at all levels of human interaction. An examination of communication and varied responses to conflict in diverse situations. Emphasis on the competencies required for successful management, intervention and transformation of conflict.

WRTC 318: Intercultural Professional Communication

Focus on the importance of culture to professional communication, both in print and online, by using an intercultural perspective to examine audience, purpose, persona, context, language, page and screen design, graphics and color. Includes a consideration of basic models of culture developed in professional environments, incorporating management, teamwork and translation issues, as well as how American culture differs from other cultures worldwide. Prerequisite: WRTC 103 or equivalent.

IS 300: Sponsored Learning

A structured learning activity related to a student’s area of study and sponsored by an employer, volunteer agency, or other appropriate organization. 1-6 credits.

Senior Project and Additional Online Courses

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