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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations (Three years— 90 credits)

Regulations amended, effective Spetember 1, 2016.

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 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
Graduation with Distinction or Great Distinction. At least 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in order to be considered.
24
Maximum Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) credits
30
No preparatory (100-level) courses will count towards this program
Required Core Courses (30 credits)
ENGL 255 Introductory Composition
(3)

EDUC 317

Training and Development in Organizations

(3)
HRMT 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management
(3)
IDRL 315 Practice of Labour Relations
(3)

IDRL 309/LGST 310

 

LBST 330

Human Rights, the Charter and Labour Relations

or

Workers and the Economy

 

(3)
IDRL 308 Occupational Health and Safety
(3)
IDRL 215 Introduction to Labour Relations
(3)
IDRL 320 Labour Law in Canada

(3)
SOCI 321 Sociology of Work and Industry
(3)
SOSC 366 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
(3)

Electives (45 credits)

Note: A minimum of 9 credits must be selected from the courses in HRMT and/or IDRL.
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting
(3)
ACCT 355 Cost Analysis (3)
ADMN All courses
ANTH 275 Faces of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
(3)
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)
(3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
COMM 243 Interpersonal Communication
(3)
COMM 277 Group Communication (3)
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design
(3)
ECON All courses
 
EDUC All courses
GOVN All courses  
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 200 Introduction to Career Development
(3)
PSYC 300 Theories of Career Development (3)
PSYC 305 The Career Development Portfolio (3)
PSYC 310 Learning and Instruction (3)
PSYC 387 Learning (3)
PSYC 401 Learning Through Life (3)
PSYC 405 Creating a Working Alliance (3)
SOCI 300 How Humans Organize: From Primary Groups to the World Wide Web
(3)
SOCI 301 Social Statistics (3)
SOCI 332 Women and Unions (3)
SOCI 345 Women and Work in Canada (3)
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 they 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)

 

Information effective Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017.

Updated July 19 2016 by laurab

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