Theory in Human Resource Management

Course code IRHR4000Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

This course is designed to develop in students a critical understanding of selected theory and theorists in human resource management and employment relations.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the depth of research and scholarship in HRM.
2. Critically engage with and assess contrasting theoretical viewpoints.
3. Apply key theories to contemporary HRM issues.
ContentThe topics considered in this course will be developed in consultation between course coordinator/lecturer and students. Major topic areas may include but are not limited to;
1. Research/scholarship in HRM.
2. Theory in HRM.
3. Theory application to contemporary HRM issues.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBachelor of Business, Bachelor of Scoial Science or Bachelor of Arts with a major in HRM or related filed
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTotalling 5000-7000 words
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for IRHR4000