resource management works to ensure that employees are able to meet the organization’s goals. If you think your career path may lead you into leadership or organizational development, then the human resource management minor may be the ideal supplement to your liberal arts or business major. The curriculum provides students with a thorough understanding of human resource management theory and practice and allows them the opportunity to select specific courses of interest based on their career goals and objectives.
year to year. *Prerequisites: HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 111, HIST 112. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in history courses before enrolling in HIST 400.
History – Public Kenneth Keller, coordinator Edmund Potter The Public History minor, offered in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, prepares students for professional careers at museums, presidential libraries, historic birthplaces, professional organizations, and government agencies such as The National Trust for Historic Preservation, The National Park Service, and the National Archives and Records Administration. Public historians also work as consultants, write commissioned histories, and research and direct film, radio, and television productions.
Requirements for the Minor in Human Resource Management 21 semester hours BUAD 200 BUAD 202 BUAD 302 PSYC 205 PSYC 245 One of the following: BUAD 305, COMM 280, ECON 247, PSYC 216, PSYC 221 One of the following: BUAD 350, BUAD 395, REL 223, PSYC 213, PSYC 302
Requirements for the Minor in Public History 24 semester hours Four of the following: HPUB 230, ARTM 340, HPUB 300, HPUB 287 or HPUB 387 Two of the following: HIST 202, HIST 203, HIST 211, HIST 212, HIST 213, HIST 214, HIST 216, HIST 261, HIST 262 One of the following: BUAD 200, ENG 251 One of the following: THEA/COMM 119, COMM 231B, COMM 255, HISP 226, POLS 213
Note: For faculty and course descriptions, please see the listings for Business, Psychology, Communication, Economics, Religion, and Psychology.
Public History Course Descriptions
Courses within interdisciplinary studies derive their literature and methodologies from more than one discipline. The college offers these interdisciplinary minors: African American Studies American Studies Asian Studies Civic Engagement Film Global Poverty and Development Historic Preservation Human Resource Management Human Services Latin-American Studies Leadership Studies Marketing Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution Public Health US Poverty Analysis Women’s Studies
300 Special Topics in Public History (3 s.h.) Special Topics in Public History is a seminar course that focuses on an aspect of the field of public history. Students learn how to apply the research, analysis, and writing skills of a historian to develop and complete a project which can benefit an audience outside of traditional academia. 287 or 387 Internship (3 s.h.) Internships consist of 150 hours of practice in such areas as cultural resource management, cultural tourism research, curatorial services and material culture, digital history educational programming, exhibit design, historical interpretation, and management of archives. In addition to their other activities, students keep a journal of their work experiences. Students may work at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library or other suitable organizations.
Note: For minor requirements, please see the listings for the minors above.
Interdisciplinary Course Descriptions 101 MBC 101: Introduction to College (1 s.h.) A successful transition to college is the result of academic readiness, self-efficacy, and responsible connection to and participation in the MBC Community. This course encourages students to use resources at the college in an informed and intentional manner to foster productive relationships, to support academic success, and to facilitate understanding of the value of an education at MBC. First-year students take this course during fall semester.
Human Resource Management Daniel Dowdy, coordinator Claire Kent Human Resource Management (HRM) focuses on the recruitment and management of an enterprise’s greatest resource — its human capital. It is the organizational function that deals with issues related to people such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training. In order to maximize organizational effectiveness, human potential — individuals’ capabilities, time, and talents — must be managed. Human
102 MBC 102: An Investigation of the Arts (1 s.h.) This course introduces first-year Honors and PEG students to the liberal arts, using Shakespeare as an integrating theme. 103 MBC 103: An Investigation of the Sciences (1 s.h.) This course introduces first-year Honors and PEG students to the sci-
230 Introduction to Public History (3 s.h.) The practice of history in museums, archives, business, media, parks, historical societies, and government agencies, including theoretical and practical issues confronting public historians today. Readings and guest lecturers address questions of audience and authority in collecting and presenting history. Students explore the relationship between history and national, communal, and personal memory and the role politics can play in public history.