employment_relations

Course Sequencing

Note:  Not all courses are offered every year.  Please check the timetable for the list of current course offerings.  Enrolment in 300+ level "IRE" courses  is restricted to students in the Employment Relations subject POSts (ASMAJ1535/ASSPE1535). Students without course prerequisites will be removed at any time they are discovered.  Course enrolment conditions are listed under the "Enrolment Controls" for each course in the Arts and Science timetable.  Course descriptions, prerequisites, corequisites and exclusions are listed below. 

Distribution Requirement Status for all these courses is "Social Sciences";  the Breadth Requirement for all these courses is "Society and its Institutions (3)"

 

2016-17  IRE 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 (ASSPE1535/ASMAJ1535) 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 (ASSPE1535/ASMAJ1535) or 4.0 FCEs and a minimum 2.3 cgpa.
Exclusion: MGT262H1, RSM260H1, WDW260H1, WDW260Y1

IRE332Y0    Topics in Employment Relations (Summer Abroad Program) (formerly WDW332Y0)[TBA]
Topics in Employment Relations offered in an international setting. The content may vary from year to year.  For more information check the Summer Abroad website.
Exclusion: WDW332Y0

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 program.
Prerequisite: ECO100Y1/ECO105Y1
Exclusion: ECO239Y1, ECO339Y1,WDW339H1, ECO261H5

IRE344H1    Topics in Employment Relations (formerly WDW344H1)[36L]
Topics vary from year to year, but the objective of the course is to discuss current employment relations issues and their economic, legal, political and social implications.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1. Additional prerequisites depending on topic. See program website for detailed information.
Exclusion: WDW344H1

IRE345H1    Topics in Employment Relations (formerly WDW345H1)[36L]
Topics vary from year to year, but the objective of the course is to discuss current employment relations issues and their economic, legal, political and social implications.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1. Additional prerequisites depending on topic. See program website for detailed information.
Exclusion: WDW345H1

IRE346H1    Human Resource Planning & 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

IRE349H1    Topics in Employment Relations (formerly WDW349H1)[36L]
Topics vary from year to year, but the objective of the course is to discuss current employment relations issues and their economic, legal, political and social implications.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1. Additional prerequisites depending on topic. See program website for detailed information.
Exclusion: WDW349H1

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

IRE379H1    Employment Relations Research and Human Resource Analytics (formerly WDW379H1)[36L]
An introduction to fundamental quantitative and qualitative research methods to enable students to critically evaluate and conduct research in the labour field.  The class will explore data-driven, analytical approaches to managing human resources using basic metrics, analysis, and interpretation of information that link human resource initiatives to various indicators of organizational performance.
Prerequisite: IRE240H1/WDW240H1/IRE244H1/WDW244H1/IRE260H1/WDW260H1
Exclusion: WDW379H1

IRE395H1    Independent Study (formerly WDW395H1 Employment Relations) [TBA]
Independent study under the direction of a faculty member.  Open only when a faculty member is willing and available to supervise. Application form is due one week before the start of term. Consult the program website for additional information. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, two 300-level IRE/WDW Employment Relations half-credit courses and a minimum cgpa of 2.5. Approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator.
Exclusion: WDW395H1 Employment Relations

IRE395Y1    Independent Study (formerly WDW395Y1 Employment Relations)[TBA]
Independent study under the direction of a faculty member.  Open only when a faculty member is willing and available to supervise. Application form is due one week before the start of term. Consult the program website for additional information. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, two 300-level IRE/WDW Employment Relations half-credit courses and a minimum cgpa of 2.5. Approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator.
Exclusion: WDW395Y1 Employment Relations

IRE396H1    Research Participation (formerly WDW396H1 Employment Relations)[TBA]
Credit course for supervised participation in a faculty research project. Offered only when a faculty member is willing and available to supervise. Consult the program website for additional information. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
Prerequisite: 13 FCEs including IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, two 300-level IRE/WDW Employment Relations half-credit courses and a minimum cgpa of 3.0. Approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator.
Exclusion: WDW396H1 Employment Relations

IRE397Y1    Research Participation (formerly WDW397Y1 Employment Relations)[TBA]
Credit course for supervised participation in a faculty research project. Offered only when a faculty member is willing and available to supervise. Consult the program website for additional information. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
Prerequisite: 13 FCEs including IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, two 300-level IRE/WDW Employment Relations half-credit courses and a minimum cgpa of 3.0. Approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator.
Exclusion: WDW397Y1 Employment Relations

IRE430H1    Canadian Employment Law & the Non-Union Workplace(formerly WDW430Y1)[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, 2000 and the Human Rights Code.)  The course will also cover provisions from the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1 and 1 300H level IRE course
Exclusion: WDW430Y1

IRE431H1    Canadian Labour Law & the Unionized Workplace(formerly WDW430Y1)[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: WDW430Y1

IRE432Y0    Advanced Topics in Employment/Labour Relations (Abroad) (formerly WDW432Y0)[TBA]
Advanced topics in Employment Relations offered in an international setting. The content may vary from year to year.   Offered by the Professional & International Programs Office.
Prerequisite: 13 FCEs including IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, two 300-level IRE/WDW half credits in Employment Relations/permission from the Professional & International Programs Office.
Exclusion: WDW432Y0

IRE444H1    Seminar in Employment Relations (formerly WDW444H1)[24S]
An advanced seminar examining contemporary issues in the employment relations and human resources field. Topics vary from year to year, but the objective of the course is to discuss current issues and their economic, legal and social implications.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, two 300-level IRE/WDW Employment Relations half-credit courses
Exclusion: WDW444H1

IRE446H1    Working as an Internal Organizational Consultant (formerly WDW446H1)[24S]
This course examines the various elements of the consulting process and the interpersonal skills required to build trust, influence others, contract with clients, and establish and maintain strong working relationships.   This seminar may include a compulsory learning format component using a service-learning placement with a community-based agency or organization.  Consult the current timetable for details.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, two 300-level IRE/WDW Employment Relations half-credit courses
Exclusion: WDW446H1

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, IRE260H1, IRE379H1
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, IRE260H1 and 1 300H level IRE course
Exclusion: WDW372H1

IRE493H1    Advanced Topics in Employment Relations (formerly WDW493H1)[24S]
Advanced topics vary from year to year, but the objective of the course is to explore theories, concepts and emerging issues in Employment Relations and their impact on internal and external environments.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, two 300-level IRE/WDW Employment Relations half-credit courses.
Exclusion: WDW493H1

IRE494H1    Advanced Topics in Employment Relations (formerly WDW494H1)[24S]
Advanced topics vary from year to year, but the objective of the course is to explore theories, concepts and emerging issues in Employment Relations and their impact on internal and external environments.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, two 300-level IRE/WDW Employment Relations half-credit courses.
Exclusion: WDW494H1