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Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
Regulations effective September 1, 2004

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
The Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations is an integrated, multidisciplinary program of courses that examines employment relations within their social, legal, political, and economic contexts. The program will be of interest to trade unionists, managers, human resource specialists, and individuals interested in better understanding the employment relations of their own workplace and in qualifying for employment opportunities.

Second Undergraduate Degree

Applicants who already hold a recognized university degree will be permitted to transfer up to 45 credits from their previous degree towards the Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations program on a course-by-course basis. Applicants who already hold a degree in human resources or labour relations-related areas, will not be permitted to apply.

Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 or ENGL 255 early in their program.

Athabasca University advisors have developed a program plan to assist you. Counselling Services offers an assessment Web site, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

  Degree Requirements  
  Total credits in the program
  Required core courses
  Maximum transfer credit
  Electives and option courses
  Through Athabasca University
  Minimum at senior (300/400) level
  Maximum Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) credits
  Required Core Courses (30 credits)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations
ENGL 255 Introductory Composition
EDUC 310 The Canadian Training System
HRMT/ ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management
HRMT/ ORGB 387 Strategic Human Resource Management
IDRL 305 Collective Bargaining
IDRL 308 Occupational Health and Safety
IDRL 312 Industrial Relations: A Critical Introduction*
IDRL 312 (3) replaces the former IDRL 311 (6). Students presenting IDRL 311 will be credited with IDRL 312 and granted 3 credits of elective course requirements.  
IDRL 320 Labour Law in Canada
HRMT 322 Employment Law in Canada
SOCI 345 Women and Work in Canada
SOCI 321 The Sociology of Work and Industry


  Electives (select 45 credits from the following)
ACCT All courses
ADMN All courses
ANTH 275 Faces of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
CMIS All courses
COMM All courses
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design
ECON All courses
EDUC All courses
HIST 336 History of Canadian Labour
HRMT All courses
IDRL All courses
LBST All courses
LGST 310 The Impact of the Canadian Charter on
Labour Relations
ORGB All courses
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking
PHIL 333 Professional Ethics
POEC All courses
PSYC 300 Theories of Career Development
PSYC 301 Career Development in the Changing
World of Work
PSYC 401 Learning Through Life
PSYC 405 Creating A Working Alliance
SOCI 381 The Sociology of Power and Inequality

Options (15 credits)




Junior- or senior-level credits from any area, including from the electives above (provided they haven't been used to satisfy the elective requirement).

Students wishing to substitute another course(s) for the electives may do so with the permission of the program director.


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