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General Course Information for HRM670: Project/Thesis

Course: HRM670 - Project/Thesis
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Course Description: The project course offers an opportunity to work individually or with a team under the guidance of an assigned faculty member. Students clarify research topics and identify data sources in preparation for the project. Students gather data and present their research in both written and oral form to faculty and classmates. This course lasts two months and encompasses integrating critical components and learning experience into a deliverable that meets academic guidelines for program completion and may be applicable to the workplace to build a studentand#xbf;s portfolio. Grading is H, S, or U only. Course is eligible for an In Progress (IP) grade.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop a research situation and question, and design the relevant methodology which will answer the question or solve the problem related to HRM, OD or the integration of both areas.
  • Present a grammatically correct written master level capstone papers using APA format. This project will demonstrate clear sequencing of topics, organization, adherence to APA style, and present correct writing style (grammar, style, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling).
  • Employ technology in researching and presenting written communications.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • MASTER OF ARTS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    • Assess and develop methods designed to prevent employer liability and labor relation issues (anti discrimination statutes, employee and labor relations, union, and non-union environment issues).
    • Assess benefits relevant to the employee population and organizational structure, and formulate a compensation system based upon merit, knowledge, and skill acquisition.
    • Complete a job analysis of a specific job to be used for recruiting, selection, performance appraisal, training, and compensation.
    • Conduct a needs assessment and design a training program for current employees on a specific topic related to organizational goals.
    • Develop a consulting proposal and course of action for an organization regarding a particular organizational challenge and/or change process.
    • Develop a recruiting plan and design a selection process for recruiting, interviewing, and selecting candidates for employment for jobs within an organization.
    • Recognize, analyze, and effectively address ethical, legal, and safety challenges faced in the workplace.
    • Use knowledge acquired in this program to improve one's job performance, develop one's career, and contribute to the achievement of one's organization's goals and objectives.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures