Hrd Research Paper University Syllabus

Courses

HRD 400   Principles of HRE   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Study of the basic concepts and practices of education for and about work: its philosophical foundations and historical development, mission and goals, structure and function, curricular areas of emphasis, learner audiences served and settings in which programs are conducted, and issues and trends affecting program change. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

HRD 411   Training System Design   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Provides instruction and practice in the selection, organization, and preparation of content for instructional programs in business and technical settings. Provides students with a theoretical orientation to instructional design as well as the opportunity to experience the instructional design process as it applies to business and technical settings through the development of instructional materials. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

HRD 412   Instructional Techniques   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Provides a research-based exploration of effective teaching techniques for instructors of business, industry, and community college technical programs. Equips students with a conceptual framework for instruction and provides guidance and experience in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instruction. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

HRD 414   Facilitation Skills   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Provides an in-depth examination into the body of research of effectively facilitating groups, including the nature of groups, the dynamics of individuals within groups, effective planning, role clarification, identification of intervention points in groups, and effective use of tools and techniques. The theoretical foundations for the course reside in theories of human values, group dynamics, decision-making, communication, managing conflicts, and effective group intervention. Course emphasis is on experiential learning, with students practicing self-reflection and self-directed facilitations. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

HRD 415   Diversity in the Workplace   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Assists educators, as well as trainers and managers in business and industry, to effectively recognize and understand diversity in school and work settings. Activities focus on understanding the nature of diverse populations, their unique learning needs, and potential collaborative efforts between educators and work place personnel. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

HRD 440   Work Analysis   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

The ability to analyze work is a fundamental skill for individuals interested in human resource development. Work analysis is necessary for identifying job standards, designing training programs, performance support systems, evaluating work performance, and perhaps most importantly improving performance. This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn and use range of work analysis techniques and to apply this information in service to an organization. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: HRD 400 or consent of instructor.

HRD 470   Designing and Evaluating E-Learning Systems   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

This course surveys and examines models and theories for designing e-learning systems across disciplines and organizations. Particular emphasis is given to topics on designing instructor-led and/or autonomous learning systems for individual learners and for organizations in contemporary technology-enabled environments. In addition, this course covers introductory methodologies for evaluating the efficacy of various e-learning system. The guiding philosophy of the course is that intended learning outcomes by any e-learning system should be achieved through systematic and pedagogically grounded design and evaluation processes while considering various individuals' and organizations' needs. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

HRD 472   Learning Technologies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

The course addresses two important needs of educators. First, educators should be aware of recent developments in the area of instructional technology. Second, educators must be able to select, develop, and effectively use appropriate instructional technologies to enhance learning and communication. To meet these needs, this course covers a wide range of instructional technologies that are used for instructional and administrative purposes. Traditional instructional media are considered in the course although significant emphasis is placed on more recent developments that involve the use of the computer and its applications in education. Instructional technologies such as computer-based instruction, computer-based testing, distance learning, interactive video, and intelligent instructional technologies are covered. Through course readings, discussions, and projects, students in the course are expected to gain skills in choosing appropriate instructional technologies, designing effective presentations that rely on those technologies, and properly using instructional technologies to enhance communication with an audience. Same as CI 484. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: HRD 411 or equivalent course in instructional design.

HRD 475   Project Management for Human Resource Development   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Effective project management skills are essential for successful professional development. This course, in particular, studies the basic principles, techniques, and best practices related to managing personnel, time, and resources in education and training projects. Through a variety of learning activities, including case study review and project simulation, students will apply project management concepts and tools in various training and education-related project development. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

HRD 480   Introduction to eLearning   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

The course seeks to build foundational knowledge in areas associated with online teaching and learning and distance education in both higher education and workplace learning settings. Major areas of interest include the overview of online teaching and learning strategies, digital learning system design, digital media for learning, and evaluation online teaching and learning. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Open to all graduate students.

HRD 495   Special Study & Investigation   credit: 2 or 4 Hours.

Offers opportunity for an individual to study, on or off campus, selected problems, trends, and new developments or to conduct specialized investigations for the improvement of instructional programs in areas related to education and training. 2 or 4 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours.

HRD 530   Organization Development   credit: 4 Hours.

Addresses the history, concepts, theories, and techniques of Organization Development as applied in Human Resource Education; emphasis on creating, managing, and sustaining system-wide change in public and private organizations; organized around diagnosis, implementation, and evaluation of individual, team, and organization-wide interventions.

HRD 531   Quality Process Improvement   credit: 4 Hours.

Examines quality and process improvement philosophies, theories, and strategies as they apply to the practice of professionals in human resource education. Based on a critical analysis of the historical antecedents, theoretical foundations, and empirical research results of Total Quality Management (TQM) and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI), students will be able to apply improvement strategies and evaluate the merits and limitations in public and private settings. Same as EOL 587.

HRD 535   Consulting in HRD   credit: 4 Hours.

Analysis of key elements of consulting in the human resource development profession. Emphasis is placed on subject matter expertise, consulting skills, marketing, organization, business management, communication, and life/work balance. The course examines both the internal and external consulting practices. Issues of education and training of consultants for work in industry, business, government, and non-profit sectors are covered in detail.

HRD 536   International HRD   credit: 4 Hours.

Course is designed to provide insights into international HRD at macro and micro levels. Course will cover: cross-cultural issues in international HRD; design and delivery of international HRD programs; HRD practices and programs in different regions of the world; national HRD programs; expatriate training and training in multinational corporations.

HRD 540   Learning on the Job   credit: 4 Hours.

Research and practice suggest that individuals learn most of what they know and can do while on-the-job, not in a corporate classroom or some other formal learning setting. This seminar will provide opportunity to examine the literature on this topic and consider how they also might contribute to the literature through their own research. The seminar will also provide the opportunity to experience how to design a workplace learning system, such as structured on-the-job training. Prerequisite: HRD 400 and HRD 411 or consent of instructor.

HRD 550   Adult & Professional Education   credit: 4 Hours.

This course takes a broad look at the philosophy, theory, research, and practice of adult education, along with additional consider4ations for the development of professionals. The broad perspective includes the social, cultural, and political factors that affect the research, planning, development, and implementation of adult education. You may explore the major adult learning theories, the practice of adult education, and the aims and challenges of professional education that match you scholarly and practical interests.

HRD 572   e-Learning Ecologies   credit: 4 Hours.

An examination of emerging environments of e-learning, some setting out to emulate the heritage social relationships and discourses of the classroom, others attempting to create new forms of learning. Aims to push the imaginative boundaries of what might be possible in e-learning environments. Explores the ways in which assessments can be constructed and implemented which are integral to the learning process, with the assistance of today's new media, 'big data' and other information technologies. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.

HRD 575   Innovation in E-Learning   credit: 4 Hours.

Designed to provide an in-depth look at ongoing innovations in Web-based electronic technologies that can be used to deliver e-Learning content and to enhance learning experiences in e-Learning environments. Students will acquire and synthesize advanced content knowledge and critically review research on ongoing innovations that are integrated with targeted content in today's eCommunication and e-Learning environments. Prerequisite: Open to all graduate students.

HRD 585   Program Evaluation   credit: 4 Hours.

Theory and techniques of evaluation in cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains at different educational levels and settings; development and analysis of activities and instruments for students and program evaluation, follow-up studies, and interpretation of results for self-evaluation and for administrative decision making.

Plan A (36 credits)

General aspects (3 credits)

  • OLPD 5801—Survey: Human Resource Development and Adult Education (3 cr)

Research (7 credits)

  • OLPD 5819—Evaluating and Using Research in Organizations and Education (3 cr)
  • OLPD 8815—Ethics and Responsible Research (1 cr)
  • Plus an 8xxx qualitative or quantitative research course (3 cr)

Program core (16 credits)

Adviser can substitute courses as appropriate.

  • OLPD 5201—Strategies for Teaching Adults (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5605—Strategic Planning through Human Resources (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5607—Organization Development (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5615—Training and Development of Human Resources (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5696—Internship: Human Resource Development (4 cr required; no more than 6 credits count toward the program)

Related fields

The master’s degree requires at least 6 semester credits be taken outside the HRD program track that directly relate to the student’s area of study. Courses should be selected in consultation with the adviser and should constitute a solid coursework foundation for the student’s thesis. These courses may include additional methods courses taught outside the department.

Electives

Credits to total a minimum of 36 graduate-level coursework credits.

Thesis credits (10 credits)

  • OLPD 8777—Thesis Credits: Master's (10 cr)

Plan B (34 credits)

General aspects (3 credits)

  • OLPD 5801—Survey: Human Resource Development and Adult Education (3 cr)

Research (7 credits)

  • OLPD 5819—Evaluating and Using Research in Organizations and Education (3 cr)
  • OLPD 8815—Ethics and Responsible Research (1 cr)
  • Plus an 8xxx qualitative or quantitative research course (3 cr)

Program core (16 credits)

Adviser can substitute courses as appropriate.

  • OLPD 5201—Strategies for Teaching Adults (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5605—Strategic Planning through Human Resources (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5607—Organization Development (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5615—Training and Development of Human Resources (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5696—Internship: Human Resource Development (4 cr required; no more than 6 credits count toward the program)

Related fields

The master’s degree requires at least 6 semester credits be taken outside the HRD program track that directly relate to the student’s area of study. Courses should be selected in consultation with the adviser and should constitute a solid coursework foundation for the student’s thesis. These courses may include additional methods courses taught outside the department.

Electives

Courses selected in consultation with adviser to meet 34 total credit requirement.

Plan B project or paper (3-6 credits)

Plan B project/paper is prepared under the guidance of adviser and committee - must represent no fewer than 120 hours of work.

  • OLPD 5893—Directed Study in OLPD (1-4 cr)

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