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There are no prerequisites for this course, but any work experience you’ve had will help provide context for the things you will study. You may find that you already know more about human resources than you imagine.

Course Outcomes

After completing Organizational Behavior 327: Human Resource Management you should be able to:

Course Structure

Lesson Title Graded Element
Lesson 1 The Role of HR in Organizations Speedback
Lesson 2 Human Resource Planning Speedback
Lesson 3 Job Analysis and Recruitment Speedback
Lesson 4 Employee Selection Speedback
Lesson 5 Employment Discrimination Speedback
Lesson 6 Training and Development Speedback
Lesson 7 Training Techniques Speedback
Lesson 8 Evaluation of Training Effectiveness Speedback
Lesson 9 Training Programs Speedback
Lesson 10 Performance Management Speedback
Midterm Exam Exam
Lesson 11 Compensation Speedback
Lesson 12 Job Evaluation Methods Speedback
Lesson 13 Incentive Compensation Systems Speedback
Lesson 14 Employee Benefit Programs Speedback
Lesson 15 Compensation Laws and Regulations Speedback
Lesson 16 Employee and Labor Relations Speedback
Lesson 17 Unfair Labor Practices and Collective Bargaining Speedback
Lesson 18 Grievance and Employee Discipline Systems Speedback
Lesson 19 Employment Rights and Workforce Behavior Problems Speedback
Lesson 20 Employee Involvement Strategies Speedback
Lesson 21 Safety Speedback
Lesson 22 Health Speedback
Lesson 23 Security Speedback
Final Exam Exam

Course Materials

All Course Readings are found in links at the bottom of each lesson introduction.

No required materials or textbooks for this course

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This course consists of 23 lessons and two exams, a midterm and a final. Each lesson includes a reading assignment, a review exercise, and a Speedback (computer-graded assignment) with 10 multiple-choice questions.

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The midterm exam has 50 multiple-choice questions, and the final exam has 65 questions.  The midterm exam is a closed-book exam that you must complete within 90 minutes.  You must pass the final with at least a 60% to pass this course. The final exam is a closed-book exam that you must complete within two hours.

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Your grade in the class will be determined by your performance on 23 computer-graded assignments and on two exams. The relative weight of each follows:

Assignments Weight
23 Lesson Speedbacks (2% each) 46%
Midterm Exam 24%
Final Exam 30%
Total 100%
Grade Scale
A 100%–94% C 76%–74%
A- 93%–90% C- 73%–70%
B+ 89%–87% D+ 69%–67%
B 86%–84% D 66%–64%
B- 83%–80% D- 63%–60%
C+ 79%–77% E (fail) 59%–0%

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Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

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University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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