Health, Physical Education and Recreation | HR Management in Leisure
R471 | 7355 | Dr. Sarah J. Young
Description of Course Content: Principles and practices of human
resource management in recreation and leisure service agencies,
emphansizing the skills necessary to manage full-time, part-time and
seasonal employees and volunteers. The class will consist of
lectures, discussion, case studies, video presentations, and
exercises. Opportunities for supervisory skill develop in the
classroom will be provided.
Required Book List:
Byars, L. L., & Rue, L.W. (2004) Human resource management (7th ed.)
Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
Summary of Assignments:
Exams: There will be a total of three objective and short answer
exams given during the semester.
You're the manager: What would you do? Real-life situations will be
presented corresponding with the topics of discussion in class. Each
student will react to the situation in writing, supporting their
positin with at least 2 references from lectures, library resources,
and/or by conversation with a professional currently in the field.
HR Management Project. Making practical application of the human
resource management practices and concepts will be an essential
aspect of this course. This project consists of short assignment
throughout the semester with a final product being submitted at the
conclusion of the course.
In-Class Activities. Activities will take place periodically
throughout the semester during class time. Students attending class
that particular day will receive credit for application
assignments/activities completed in class. Students absent on those
days will not be able to make up the in-class assignment.