Online Courses

BUSN 88 - Human Resources Management

Instructor: Gayla Jurevich
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Course Description

Introduction to the management of human resources with an emphasis on understanding the impact and accountability to the organization in terms of human resource decisions and activities. Focus on best strategies and practices in recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and workplace health, safety and security. Strongly recommended: Business 56.

To take this class, you must have daily access to a computer with an Internet connection and experience using a web browser. You will also need to understand how your college email account works with Blackboard. Learn more about your college email account.

Check the college catalog for CSU/UC transferability and to see if this course meets AA/AS degree requirements.

The instructor may drop students who miss the first meeting of a course. The first meeting of online or hybrid Distance Education courses is the first day of the class as specified in the class schedule listing. For these courses, instructors may drop students who do not log into their Blackboard course and/or complete indicated activities by the third day of classes. DE instructors may drop students if they have not submitted work and/or accessed the class for two consecutive weeks.

There might be an instructional materials fee associated with this course. Learn more about instructional materials fees.

This class begins Jan 19 and ends May 27.

On-Campus Meetings

There are no required on-campus meetings for this class. You can attend an OPTIONAL, on-campus orientation to Online Learning on Jan 13 from 1 - 2:30 pm or Jan 14 from 5:30 - 7 pm in Room 2410. A virtual session will be offered on the Internet on Jan 19 from 5:30-7 pm. Learn more about these orientations, which are NOT course-specific.

How This Class Operates

This is not a self-paced class; there are due dates throughout the semester that you are expected to meet, just like in a traditional, face-to-face class. Some assignments will be done on your own, others will be done in groups. Active participation is required.

Communications will take place primarily via email, the class discussion board and chatrooms.

Class Activities

In addition to activities and a quiz in the introductory module, there will be 14 chapter quizzes and four case studies to complete. You will also participate in thirteen discussion board assignments.  Several of the discussion board assignments require you to research, analyze, and report on Human Resource topics using MLA style citation.

How Students Are Graded

Total = 1,000 points

  • 75 points: Introductory Module with Syllabus Quiz
  • 350 points: 14 Chapter Quizzes @ 25 points each 
  • 200 points: 4 Case studies @ 50 points each
  • 375 points: Participation in 13 discussion forums - 11  @ 25 each and 2 @ 50 points each. Discussion forums include a variety of methods to evaluate HR topics. This includes analysis of human resource scenarios, sharing and analyzing human resources related experiences, completing and sharing short research projects, and completing career assessments. In most of the discussion forums, you will also be graded for responding to other students' posts.

Succeeding in an Online Course

Students who succeed in online courses tend to be independent, self-motivated learners with good computer skills. If you are a procrastinator who relies heavily on the instructor for motivation, can't use a computer too well, have taken less than 21 units of college credit in your lifetime, and/or have a grade-point-average under 2.0, you should probably consider enrolling in a face-to-face course instead.

Also, don't enroll in this class if you believe the myth that learning online requires less effort than learning face-to-face. This course covers the same content and has similar activities as the face-to-face version of the course; only the method of delivery changes.

LPC offers a tutorial called "Succeeding in an online course" that will not only tell you if you are a good fit for online learning, but it also offers many strategies -- among other pertinent information -- that will help you succeed online. Please complete the tutorial.


This course will use the Blackboard course management system as its virtual classroom. To learn how to log in to Blackboard, go to the Blackboard Login Procedures page. Once you enroll, you will not be able to log in until the first day of class.

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