Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
(Three years— 90 credits)
     
Regulations effective September 1, 2008


   

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. Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 or ENGL 255 early in their program. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

Second Undergraduate Degree

Students who hold a recognized first degree and who wish to obtain an AU undergraduate degree in a different subject area, must apply under the second undergraduate degree regulations. These students may transfer in up to 50 per cent (45 credits) into the three-year degree program, based on course work in the first degree that is applicable. Preparatory (100 level) credits cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of a second undergraduate degree.

Program Plans

Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements. Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "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.

     
  Program Structure  
  Total credits in the program
90
  Required core courses
30
  Electives and option courses
60
  Maximum transfer credit
66
  Minimum at senior (300/400) level
54
  Residency requirement. A minimum of 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University.
24
  Maximum Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) credits
30
     
     
  Required Core Courses (30 credits)
     
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations
or
 
ENGL 255 Introductory Composition
(3)
EDUC 310 The Canadian Training System
(3)
HRMT/ ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management
(3)
HRMT/ ORGB 387 Strategic Human Resource Management
(3)
IDRL 305 Collective Bargaining
(3)
IDRL 308 Occupational Health and Safety
(3)
IDRL 312 Conflict and Accommodation*
(3)
*
IDRL 312 (3) replaced 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
or
 
HRMT 322 Employment Law in Canada
(3)
SOCI/WMST 345 Women and Work in Canada
(3)
SOCI 321 The Sociology of Work and Industry
(3)

 

   
     
  Electives (select 45 credits from the following)
     
ACCT All courses
 
ADMN All courses
ANTH 275 Faces of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
(3)
CMIS All courses
 
COMM All courses
 
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design
(3)
ECON All courses
 
EDUC 301 Educational Issues and Social Change I: Historical Social Perspectives
(3)
EDUC 302 Educational Issues and Social Change II: Current Debates
(3)
EDUC 309 The Purposes of Adult Education
(3)
HIST 336 History of Canadian Labour
(6)
HRMT All courses
 
IDRL All courses
 
LBST All courses
 
LGST All courses
 
ORGB All courses
 
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking
(3)
PHIL 333 Professional Ethics
(3)
POEC All courses
PSYC All courses
SOCI 381 The Sociology of Power and Inequality
(3)
     
     
     
 

Options (15 credits)

 

 

 

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

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

(15)
     
     


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