Degree requirements & descriptions for the Human Capital & Society Major

 

I. Required Courses: 18 credits

Courses Number Courses Title Credits
HRLR 201 Introduction to Human Capital and Society (every semester) 3
HRLR 313 Employment Relations (201 or concurrently, spring only) 3
HRLR 314 Legal Environment of Work (201 or concurrently, fall only) 3
HRLR 315 Research Methods & Analysis (201 & STT 200, FS17, fall/spring) 3
HRLR 410 Voice & Democracy at Work (201, SS18, spring only) 3
HRLR 465 (W) Capstone in Human Capital & Society (201/315, SS18, fall/spring) 3
  Total: 18

Other Required Courses

  • One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits): STT 200/201, PSY 295, STT 315
  • One of the following courses (3 credits): EC 201/202

 

II. HRLR Electives: Total of 12 credits (4 courses) required, including at least one from each category

Courses Number Courses Title Credits
General Electives:
HRLR 211 Introduction to Organizational Leadership (fall/spring) 3
HRLR 212 Career Management (summer only) 3
HRLR 311 Applied Organizational Leadership (211, fall/spring) 3
HR Systems:
MGT 411 Organizational Staffing (201) 3
HRLR 316 Economics of Human Capital (201 & EC 201/202, FS18, fall only) 3
HRLR 401 Income Inequality (201, SS18, spring only) 3
International:
HRLR 414 Legal Standards in a Global Workplace (201/314 or concurrently, SS18) 3
HRLR 420 Comparative Human Capital Systems (313, SS19, spring only) 3
  Total: 12

 

III. Cognate Electives: Total of 9 credits (3 courses) from the following list
*These courses can be counted toward the CSS requirement of 15 credits outside of a student’s major, at the discretion of SHRLR.

Courses Number Courses Title Credits
Anthropology:
ANP 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (every semester) 3
ANP 430 Culture, Resources and Power (not in 2015-16) 3
Economics:
EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics (EC 201 & math) 3
EC 340 Survey of International Economics (EC 201 & 202) 3
EC 380 Labor Relations and Labor Market Policy (EC 201) 3
EC 480 Analysis of Labor Markets (EC 301) 3
Geography:
GEO 113 Introduction to Economic Geography (fall/spring) 3
GEO 204 World Regional Geography (fall only) 3
History:
HST 213 U.S. Business and Economic History (fall/spring) 3
HST 306 Modern U.S. History (fall/spring) 3
Human Development and Family Studies:
HDFS 405 Work and Family (spring only) 3
Psychology:
PSY 235 Social Psychology (PSY 101, every semester) 3
PSY 236 Personality (PSY 101, every semester) 3
PSY 255 Industrial and Organizational Psychology (PSY 101, spring/summer) 3
Sociology:
SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity (every semester) 3
SOC 216 Sex and Gender (every semester) 3
SOC 322 Sociology of Work (fall only) 3
SOC 424 Organizations and Society (spring only) 3

 

IV. College of Social Science requirements for incoming FS17 freshmen and transfer students: Complete a minimum of 15 credits in one Interdisciplinary Minor from the following list: African Studies; Asian Studies; The City: Environment, Design and Society; Environment & Health; International Development; Law, Justice, and Public Policy; Leadership of Organizations; Human Behavior and Social Services; Youth and Society; Race & Ethnicity (FS18 start); Social Science Data Analytics (FS18 start); African American & African Studies (FS18); Chicano/Latino Studies (FS18 start); Latin American & Caribbean Studies (FS18 start) and Sexuality & Gender (FS18 start). Please consult any social science college advisor to discuss questions regarding the minors. To review specific Minor requirements, please refer to academic programs: https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/Programs.aspx?PType=MNUN.

* If selecting The Leadership of Organizations Minor, ONLY 1 major course (HRLR 211) will be allowed to double count between The Human Capital & Society Major & The Leadership of Organizations Minor. Additionally, must complete an experiential learning requirement and a minimum of 6 credits in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses (STEM). STT 200/201 can be used to satisfy the University mathematics requirement or the STEM requirement in the College, but not both. To view the Social Science College requirements effective FS17 – please refer here: https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/Text.aspx?Section=129#s2534

 

V. University Requirements:

Courses Number Credits
WRA 101 4
Math Requirement  
IAH 201-210 4
IAH 211 – 241 4
ISS 2xx 4
ISS 3xx 4
ISB or alternate 3
ISP or alternate 3
LAB requirement 2