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Human Resource Management 2 , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
SUBJECT AREA   Sociology
  COURSE CODE   731G16
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- demonstrate an understanding of current labour laws, with focus on protection of employment, worker participation in the working life and working environment
- plan and analyse processes of change in organisations
- demonstrate knowledge of different schools of thought within methodology and science theory by formulating a scholarly study with an emphasis on design, selection process and data collection techniques
- produce and, orally and in writing, present a project work in the knowledge field of work and working life
Labour Law, 7.5 HE credits (Arbetsrätt)
This module covers current labour laws, with emphasis mainly on protection of employment, worker participation in the working life and working environment. The module also covers negotiation and general agreement, consequences of the development of the labour laws for organisation and staff policy and for the role of the employer and the employee in the industry and public sector. Current legal cases are studied.

Organizational Development and Change, 7.5 HE credits (Organisationsutveckling och förändringsarbete)
This module covers advanced knowledge of organisational development and change management. The different phases of change are analysed from different theoretical perspectives. Methods and strategies for various types of change management are studied. Change management is analysed from an individual, group, organisation and community perspective. Strong emphasis is placed on planned change and its limitations and possibilities. Additional themes that are covered are power and learning processes in connection with change and organisational development. This course provides the possibility to apply acquired knowledge on actual cases.

Basic Research Methods, 7.5 HE credits (Elementär sociologisk metod)
This module introduces the scholarly research process, with an emphasis on different methodological and science theory perspectives. The emphasis is on elementary design, selection processes and data collection techniques. The course includes parts where the student may practise using different scholarly methods.

Project Work, 7.5 HE credits (Projektarbete)
In this module, the students should produce a written project work, in groups, that is related to the current debate in the knowledge field of work and working life.
The teaching takes the form of lectures, degree projects, individual or in groups, compulsory presentations of the seminar assignments that are given and active participation in the seminars. The course also includes practical exercises in elementary scholarly method, both oral and written, and carrying out a project work. The students should also study independently.
The examination formats vary, depending on the contents and planning of the different modules. The course is examined continuously via written examination and/or a take-home examination. The assignments that are given are presented in groups, and the compulsory written assignments and the project work is presented orally and in written form at compulsory seminars, where public discussion on another project work is also included. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Completed Strategic Human Resource Management, basic course with at least 22.5 HE credits approved, including the modules Work and Working Life 7.5 HE credits, Organisation and Management 7.5 HE credits and Human Resource Economy 7.5 HE credits (or the equivalent).
A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Human Resource Management 2
Ledning och strategiskt personalarbete 2
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IBL - Department of Behavioural Science and Learning
Registrar No: 2016-00201   Course Code: 731G16      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Sociology - SO1          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level       SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2010-12-17
Latest revision 2016-10-06