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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Center for Financial Training | Evaluated Learning Experience

Human Relations HREL201


47.5 hours (11 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

April 2024 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: recall major life changes and their influence on self-awareness and interpersonal relationships; identify and explain workplace dynamics including the psychology and theories of motivation, leadership styles, and different types of communication; analyze factors contributing to individual success, incorporating the elements of emotional intelligence and effective job acquisition strategies; identify historical trends in human interactions; Identify human relations skills applicable to workplace and beyond; and recognize the unique challenges of today’s working world and explain how they fit into a larger picture of human relations as a broad discipline.


Instruction is facilitated by an instructor who guides students through each lesson and is available to answer questions and provide feedback on assignments. Each week, students receive an assignment over the Internet that includes reading assigned chapter(s) from the textbook. Students complete a short assignment that is forwarded electronically to instructors or posted it to the electronic class Discussion Board while also taking a self-check test. Additionally, students collaborate with other students on some assignments using electronic discussion boards, chat rooms, and e-mail. The 11-week course requires a mid-term examination and final examination which are delivered electronically. Overall grades for the class are based on student performance on the weekly assignments, mid-term examination and the final examination. Major topics include Self-Concept and Self-Esteem in Human Relations; Self-Awareness and Self-Disclosure; Personal and Organizational Values; Motivation: Increasing Productivity in People, Groups and their Leaders; Teams in Quality Organizations; Individual and Organizational Change; Conflict Management; Stress and Stress Management; Human Relations in a World of Diversity; Business Ethics and Social Responsibility; Maintaining a Productive Workplace; Human Relations and Future Success.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Resources, Psychology, Business, or Industrial Organizational Psychology (4/24).