Course Descriptions: Fall & Winter

Course Descriptions 

The following descriptions represent the information available at the time of publication. Refer to the Calendar and the Timetable and Instructions on the CHRM website for up-to-date information. When considering prerequisites, co-requisites and exclusions, note that the comma (,) the semi-colon (;) the ampersand (&) or the plus sign (+) mean AND; the solidus symbol (/) means OR.

Exclusion: Students may not enrol in a course if it is listed as an exclusion in a course they are currently taking or a course they have already passed.

Prerequisite: A course required as preparation for entry to another course. If students consider that they have equivalent preparation, they may ask the Department (not the CHRM Office) concerned to waive the stated prerequisite. Students who do not hold the prerequisites will be removed from courses.

Corequisite: A requirement to be undertaken concurrently with another course. The corequisite will be waived if a student has previously obtained standing in it, or if the Department consents.

Recommended Preparation: Background material or courses that may enhance a student's understanding of a course.


Group A Courses:

IRE240H1    Introduction to Employment Relations (formerly WDW240H1)[36L]
An introduction to the study of the world of work and employment, the history and development of employment relations, its central theories and concepts; the behaviours, outcomes, practices and institutions that emerge from or affect the employment relationship; contemporary issues and comparative employment relations systems.
Prerequisite: Enrolment in the Employment Relations subject posts (ASSPE/ASMAJ1535) or 4.0 FCEs and a minimum cgpa of 2.3.
Exclusion: WDW240H1

IRE244H1    Labour Relations (formerly WDW244H1)[36L]
Introduction to the institutions, issues and legislation affecting the employment relationship in the public and private sectors in Canada, with emphasis on collective bargaining. The economic and political environment, history of the labour movement, union organization, certification, contract negotiation, strikes, dispute resolution, contract administration and grievances.
Prerequisite: Enrolment in the Employment Relations subject post or CHRM or 4.0 FCEs and a minimum cgpa of 2.3.
Exclusion: ECO244Y1, WDW244H1, WDW244Y1

IRE260H1    Organizational Behaviour (formerly WDW260H1)[36L]
Introduction to the nature of organizations and the behaviour of individuals and groups within organizations, including topics such as culture and diversity, reward systems, motivation, leadership, politics, communication, decision-making, conflict and group processes. Not recommended for students in Commerce programs.
Prerequisite: Enrolment in the Employment Relations subject post or CHRM or 4.0 FCEs and a minimum cgpa of 2.3.
Exclusion: MGT262H1, RSM260H1, WDW260H1, WDW260Y1

IRE339H1    Labour Markets and Public Policy (formerly WDW339H1)[36L]
This course is designed to provide students in the Employment Relations program with knowledge of how the labour market affects the employment relationship. The basic tools of labour economics are developed and applied to various issues of organizational and government policy such as: the incentive effects of compensation arrangements, government income support programs, and minimum wage policy; the determinants of preferences for hours of work including job-sharing, overtime and retirement; the impacts of unions on compensation and productivity; public-sector employment and alternatives to the right to strike; discrimination in employment on the basis of gender and race as well as related government policies such as pay and employment equity.
Note:  IRE339H1 will not count towards an ECO subject post.
Prerequisite: ECO100Y1/ECO105Y1
Exclusion: ECO239Y1, ECO339H1,WDW339H1, ECO261H5

IRE346H1    Human Resource Planning and Strategy (formerly WDW346H1)[36L]
An understanding is developed of how essential elements of the human resource planning process support organizational goals and strategies. Topics such as environmental influences, job analysis, forecasting human resource needs and ascertaining supply, succession planning, downsizing and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, and strategic international issues are examined.
Prerequisite: IRE240H1/WDW240H1/IRE244H1/WDW244H1/IRE260H1/WDW260H1/
Exclusion: WDW346H1
IRE347H1    Training and Development (formerly WDW347H1)[36L]
The role of training and development initiatives in organizations. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct a training needs assessment, identify training objectives, explore strategies to increase the transfer of training, design and deliver a training activity using various training methodologies, and evaluate its effectiveness.
Prerequisite: IRE260H1/WDW260H1
Exclusion: WDW347H1

IRE348H1    Recruitment and Selection (formerly WDW348H1)[36L]
The principles, legal issues, and emerging trends affecting the recruitment process and selection of staff in organizations.  Development of recruitment strategies, assessment of applications for employment, interviewing candidates, and the role of testing and measurement of competencies in making hiring decisions.
Prerequisite: IRE240H1/WDW240H1/IRE244H1/WDW244H1/IRE260H1/WDW260H1/
Exclusion: WDW348H1

IRE367H1    Compensation (formerly WDW367H1)[36L]
The theory and process of developing and administering compensation systems. Through the core compensation principles of efficiency, equity, consistency and competitiveness we consider such topics as: job analysis, job evaluation, pay levels and structures, pay for performance, benefits, and compensating special groups of workers.
Prerequisite: IRE260H1/WDW260H1/RSM260H1
Exclusion: WDW367H1

IRE378H1    Employment Health (formerly WDW378H1)[36L]
The influence of legislation, the labour market and collective bargaining on health policies and programs in the workplace. The rights and responsibilities of employers, employees, unions and governments for the regulation and promotion of workplace health and safety; and the implications of evolving demographic, economic, and social factors.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1/IRE260H1/WDW260H1
Exclusion: WDW378H1

IRE430H1    Canadian Employment Law & the Non-Union Workplace (formerly IRE430Y)[24L]
The course will focus on the law governing employment in a non-unionized workplace.  Specifically, it will cover every phase of the employment relationship from hiring to termination and beyond and the rights and obligations of employers and employees as developed by the Courts and under employment-related statutes (namely the Employment Standards Act, 2000and the Human Rights Code.)  The course will also cover provisions from the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1 and 1 300H level IRE course
Exclusion: IRE430Y1, WDW430Y1

IRE431H1    Canadian Labour Law & the Unionized Workplace (formerly IRE430Y1 Employment Law)[24L]
The course will focus on the laws impacting unionized workplaces.  It will cover every phase of the Ontario Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the “LRA”) from union organizing, certification, negotiation and bargaining, collective agreement arbitration, retention of bargaining rights and decertification and termination of bargaining rights.
Prerequisite: IRE430H1
Exclusion: IRE430Y1, WDW430Y1

IRE447H1    Contemporary Challenges Facing Today's Organizations (formerly WDW447H1)[24S]
An advanced seminar exploring significant developments in organizations, and the challenges and opportunities facing professionals in the employment relations field. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills and examining theories and concepts of employment relations.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, one 300-level IRE/WDW Employment Relations half-credit course
Exclusion: WDW447H1
IRE472H1    Negotiations (formerly WDW372H1)[24S]
Resolving conflicts constructively is a challenge faced by all organizations and most individuals. This course will cover fundamentals of the negotiation process and conflict resolution. This course will apply multiple cases and simulations providing students with several opportunities to build their skills.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, one 300-level IRE/WDW Employment Relations half-credit course
Exclusion: WDW372H1

MGT201H1    Introduction to Financial Accounting (formerly MGT120H1)[24L]
Introduction to financial reporting and analysis that is used by companies to organize and evaluate data in light of their organization’s goal. Emphasis is on decision-making and interpretation of financial statements and how they can be used to plan a firm’s overall business activities through the use of real-world companies. Not open to Rotman Commerce students.
Exclusion: MGT120H1, RSM219H1

RSM222H1    Management Accounting I (formerly MGT223H1)
Covers the conceptual and analytical foundations of management accounting and the applications of cost accounting information. Costing and control concepts are analyzed to equip students with tools for establishing costing systems, making business decisions, and evaluating management performance. Materials are designed to help students understand strategic cost management principles.
Prerequisite:  Employment Relations or Human Resource Management: MGT201H1; Rotman Commerce: RSM219H1; 
Exclusion: MGT223H1

RSM361H1    Human Resource Management (formerly MGT460H1, RSM460H1)
Human resource management is studied from the perspective of the manager/practitioner. The course focuses on decisions about when and whom to hire, how much to pay, what training to offer, and how to evaluate employees.  Class exercises and projects are used to provide students with some practical experience with these topics.
Prerequisite: Employment Relations and Human Resource Management: WDW260H1; Rotman Commerce: MGT262H1/RSM260H1
Exclusion: MGT460H1; RSM460H1


Group B courses:

ECO101H1 Principles of Microeconomics
An introduction to economic analysis and its applications: price determination, market structure, decision making by individuals and firms, public policy. NOTE: extensive use of graphical and quantitative analysis.
Exclusion: ECO100Y1, ECO105Y1
Recommended Preparation: MCV4U (Calculus & Vectors) and MHF4U (Advanced Functions), or equivalent secondary school mathematics credits

ECO102H1 Principles of Macroeconomics
An introduction to economic analysis and its applications from a macroeconomic (economy-wide) perspective. Topics covered include international trade and finance, role of money and the banking system, monetary and fiscal policy. Note: graphical and quantitative analysis are used extensively.
Prerequisite: ECO101H1
Exclusion: ECO100Y1, ECO105Y1
Recommended Preparation: MCV4U (Calculus & Vectors) and MHF4U (Advanced Functions), or equivalent secondary school mathematics credits

ECO105Y1 Principles of Economics for Non-Specialists
Fundamentals for consumers, businesses, citizens. Microeconomics focuses on cost/benefit analysis: gains from trade, price coordination, competition/monopoly, efficiency/equity tradeoffs, government/market failures, environmental policies, income/wealth distributions. Macroeconomics focuses on: GDP growth, unemployment, inflation, monetary/fiscal policies, business cycles, exchange rates, government deficits/debt, globalization. Emphasizes economic literacy, fewer mathematical tools than ECO100Y1.
Exclusion: ECO100Y1, ECO101H1, ECO102H1 

SOC100H1 Introduction to Sociology
Sociologists investigate how social relations shape human behaviour. By systematically observing social milieux, conducting surveys, analyzing official statistics, inspecting historical documents, and carrying out experiments, they analyze the opportunities and constraints that help to make people what they are in different social contexts. This course introduces students to the sociological perspective and sociological approaches by investigating a wide range of human behaviours and institutions. Topics include social inequality, race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, culture and politics among others.
Exclusion: SOC101Y1, SOC102H1, SOC103H1, SOCA01H3, SOCA02H3; SOC100H5

SOC150H1 Sociological Inquiries
Using topics such as the mass media, crime and deviance, education, health, or others, this course continues to examine what is Sociology, its relationship with common sense and other disciplines, and the nature and goals of sociological research. Students will also have an opportunity to learn and develop important skills useful to prepare for second year courses and beyond.
Prerequisite: SOC100H1 or SOC102H1 or SOC103H1
Exclusion: SOC101Y1, (SOC102H1 + SOC103H1), SOC200H1, SOC200Y1, SOCB05H3, SOC221H5, SOC200Y5

SOC207H1    Sociology of Work & Occupations (formerly SOC207Y1)
The nature and meaning of work in relation to changes in the position of the professions, unions and government, of women and minority groups, and in industrial societies more generally. Career choice and strategies, occupational mobility, and individual satisfaction at work.
Prerequisite: SOC101Y1 or SOC102H1 or SOC103H1
Exclusion: SOC207Y1

STA220H1    The Practice of Statistics I
An introductory course in statistical concepts and methods, emphasizing exploratory data analysis for univariate and bivariate data, sampling and experimental designs, basic probability models, estimation and tests of hypothesis in one-sample and comparative two-sample studies. A statistical computing package is used but no prior computing experience is assumed.
Prerequisite: Grade 12 Mathematics and one University course in the physical, social, or life sciences
Exclusion: ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/GGR270H1/PSY201H1/SOC300Y1/STA250H1/STA261H1/STA248H1/EEB225H1

STA221H1    The Practice of Statistics II
Continuation of STA220H1, emphasizing major methods of data analysis such as analysis of variance for one factor and multiple factor designs, regression models, categorical and non-parametric methods.
Prerequisite: STA220H1/PSY201H1/GGR270H1/EEB225H1  
Exclusion: ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/GGR270Y1/PSY202H1/SOC300Y1/STA261Y1/STA248H1/