Degree Requirements & Descriptions

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I. Required Courses: 18 credits

Courses Number Courses Title Credits
HRLR 201 Introduction to Human Capital and Society (fall/spring) 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 (STT 200, fall/spring) 3
HRLR 410 Voice & Democracy at Work (201 & 313 or 314, fall/spring) 3
HRLR 465 (W) Capstone in Human Capital & Society (all above/410 or concurrently, fall/spring) 3
  Total: 18

Other Required Courses

  • One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits): STT 200/201, PSY 295, STT 315, STT 421, GEO 363
  • 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:
CEP 460 Communication Skill Training Helping Professional (junior/senior standing) 3
HRLR 211 Introduction to Organizational Leadership (every semester) 3
HRLR 212 Career Management (summer only) 3
HRLR 311 Applied Organizational Leadership (211, every semester) 3
*HRLR/SSC 493/494/496/490 Internship/Research/Field Study Abroad/Special Topics 3
Human Capital Systems:
CEP 470 Disability in a Diverse Society (junior/senior standing) 3
HRLR 316 Economics of Human Capital (EC 201 or 202, fall only) 3
HRLR 401 Income Inequality (201, spring only) 3
MGT 411 Organizational Staffing (201, junior standing) 3
International:
HRLR 414 Legal Standards in a Global Workplace (201/314 or concurrently, spring) 3
HRLR 420 Comparative Human Capital Systems (313, fall only) 3
  Total: 12
*HRLR/SSC 49x courses require approval of Academic Advisor

 

III. Cognate Electives: Total of 6 credits (2 courses) from the following list:

Courses Number Courses Title Credits
Anthropology:
ANP 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ANP 220 Gender Relations in Comparative Perspective 3
ANP 330 Race, Ethnicity, and Nation 3
Economics:
EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics (EC 201 & math) 3
EC 310 Economics of Developing Countries (EC 201) 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 3
GEO 151 Introduction to Human Geography 3
GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3
History:
HST 213 U.S. Business and Economic History 3
HST 225 Law, History, and Society in the United States 3
HST 305 The Making of the Modern United States 3
HST 306 Modern United States 3
HST 313 Women in the United States to 1869 3
HST 314 Women in the United States since 1869 3
Human Development and Family Studies:
HDFS 442 Ethnic Families in America (junior/seniors) 3
Psychology:
PSY 235 Social Psychology (PSY 101, not open to students with credit in SOC 241) 3
PSY 236 Personality (PSY 101) 3
PSY 255 Industrial and Organizational Psychology (PSY 101) 3
Sociology:
SOC 161 International Development and Change 3
SOC 214 Social Inequality 3
SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 216 Sex and Gender 3
SOC 241 Social Psychology (not open to students with credit in PSY 235) 3
SOC 424 Organizations and Society 3
SOC 481 Social Movements and Collective Identities (not open to freshmen) 3
  Total: 6

 

IV. College of Social Science requirements for students completing the Human Capital & Society Major:

Complete a minimum of 15 credits in one Interdisciplinary Minor. To view available minors and all Social Science College requirements, please refer here: https://socialscience.msu.edu/undergraduate/current-students/curriculum.html

* 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

 


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