Human Resource  Assistant

Course List - Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Required Courses (6 credits)

TitleAbbreviationDescriptionCredits

Employment RelationsLER 100 (GS)Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and the interrelated interests of management, workers, unions, and the public.3 credits

Employment Relationship: Law and PolicyLER 201 (GS)Examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship, and their social, political, and economic bases.3 credits

Elective Courses (choose 6 credits from the following)

TitleAbbreviationDescriptionCredits

Seminar, Criminal Justice Agency AdministrationCRIM/CRIMJ 482Relates organizational and public policy management approaches to police, courts, and correctional institutions.

Prerequisite: CRIM 1003 credits

Race, Gender, and EmploymentLER/WMNST 136 (US)Industrial relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality.3 credits

Collective Bargaining and Contract AdministrationLER 434Theory, practice, and economic impact of collective bargaining, including administration of the collective bargaining agreement.

Prerequisite: LER 1003 credits

Labor Relations in the Public SectorLER 435Analysis of labor relations problems in different areas of public employment.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in labor and employment relations.3 credits

Leadership in Work SettingsPSYCH 485Review of research and application of behavior principles in the areas of management and supervision.

Prerequisite: PSYCH 2813 credits

 

he certificate in labor studies and employment relations provides a foundation in industrial relations, including law, policy, and practices. The courses are taught by Penn State faculty using a combination of web and email resources as the delivery method. Applications are now being accepted for the certificate in labor studies and employment relations. Upon your successful completion of the program, a Certificate of Academic Accomplishment will be awarded.

 

 

Course List - Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Required Courses (6 credits)

TitleAbbreviationDescriptionCredits

Employment RelationsLER 100 (GS)Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and the interrelated interests of management, workers, unions, and the public.3 credits

Employment Relationship: Law and PolicyLER 201 (GS)Examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship, and their social, political, and economic bases.3 credits

Elective Courses (choose 6 credits from the following)

TitleAbbreviationDescriptionCredits

Seminar, Criminal Justice Agency AdministrationCRIM/CRIMJ 482Relates organizational and public policy management approaches to police, courts, and correctional institutions.

Prerequisite: CRIM 1003 credits

Race, Gender, and EmploymentLER/WMNST 136 (US)Industrial relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality.3 credits

Collective Bargaining and Contract AdministrationLER 434Theory, practice, and economic impact of collective bargaining, including administration of the collective bargaining agreement.

Prerequisite: LER 1003 credits

Labor Relations in the Public SectorLER 435Analysis of labor relations problems in different areas of public employment.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in labor and employment relations.3 credits

Leadership in Work SettingsPSYCH 485Review of research and application of behavior principles in the areas of management and supervision.

Prerequisite: PSYCH 2813 credits

Note: Prerequisites listed may be waived by the course instructor if you can demonstrate the required level of competency.

 

 

The 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Human Resources Management provides you with great flexibility to complete your course work at times and places most convenient for you, combined with a highly relevant, comprehensive curriculum taught by faculty with world-class expertise. You can obtain this online graduate certificate in one year.

The certificate program in public sector human resources management requires taking four online courses (12 credits) including two required and two elective courses.

Required Courses

P ADM 505: Human Resources in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
P ADM 510: Organizational Behavior

Elective Courses (select two)

P ADM 511: Organizational Change and Development
P ADM 512: Issues in Human Resources
P ADM 516: Strategic Planning

 

Course List - Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Human Resources Management

Required Courses (6 credits)

TitleAbbreviationDescriptionCredits

Human Resources in the Public and Nonprofit SectorsMNGMT 505/P ADM 505Concepts and approaches contributing to effective use of human resources in public and nonprofit organizations; legal issues and requirements.3 credits

Organizational BehaviorP ADM 510Examination of concepts of human behavior in formal organizations, systems analysis, conceptual models, and decision processes.3 credits

Elective Courses (6 credits)

TitleAbbreviationDescriptionCredits

Organizational Change and DevelopmentP ADM 511Theory of organizational change and development; case analysis of applications in actual situations.

Prerequisite: H ADM 510 or P ADM 5103 credits

Issues in Human ResourcesP ADM 512A survey of major human resource issues such as job stress, burnout, and the many forms of discrimination in organizations.

Prerequisite: P ADM 505; and H ADM 510 or P ADM 5103 credits

Strategic PlanningP ADM 516A survey of strategic planning purposes, approaches and methods, and expected outcomes in small and large organizations.3 credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

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