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Managing Human Relations Minor

This interdisciplinary minor is intended for students in all Schools with an interest in 
human relations as a subject of study or professional goal.  In addition to coursework in 
organizational behavior, social psychology, and management, this minor includes 
attention to questions of ethics and leadership. 
As with all minors, students must include at least four upper-division courses and four 
courses dedicated exclusively to this minor (not used for credit toward a major, another 
minor, or general education requirements).  Finally, students must select four courses 
outside their major department.  Student seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology must 
choose four courses outside of Sociology; those seeking the Bachelor of Science in 
Business Administration must choose four courses outside the Marshall School.   
This minor was created as a collaboration between the College of Letters, Arts & 
Sciences and the Marshall School of Business.  For advisement, contact the USC College 
Advisement Office at 213/ 740-2534.       
Requirements
Choose one course from the following list:      4 units 
 BUAD 304   Organizational Behavior      
PSYC 355  Social Psychology  (pre-req: PSYC 100) 
SOCI 320   Social Psychology 
Choose one course from the following list:      4 units 
MOR 431 Interpersonal Competence and Development (pre-req: BUAD 304) 
PSYC 457   Applied Social Psychology  (rec. pre-req: PSYC 355) 
SOCI 340   Organizations: Bureaucracy and Alternatives to Bureaucracy 
SOCI 342   Race Relations 
SOCI 345   Social Institutions 
Choose one course from the following list of classes on leadership:   4 units 
 CLAS 370 Leaders and Communities: Classical Models 
IR 303   Leadership and Diplomacy 
MOR 470   Global Leadership  (pre-req: BUAD 304) 
MDA 325   Case Studies in Modern Leadership 
MDA 365   The Art and Adventure of Leadership 
PHIL 335   Theoretical Models of Leadership

This interdisciplinary minor is intended for students in all Schools with an interest in human relations as a subject of study or professional goal.  In addition to coursework in organizational behavior, social psychology, and management, this minor includes attention to questions of ethics and leadership. 

As with all minors, students must include at least four upper-division courses and four courses dedicated exclusively to this minor (not used for credit toward a major, another minor, or general education requirements).  Finally, students must select four courses outside their major department.  Student seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology must choose four courses outside of Sociology; those seeking the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must choose four courses outside the Marshall School. 

This minor was created as a collaboration between the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the USC Marshall School of Business.  For advisement, contact Cynthia Mata Flores at 213.740.3800 or cmflores@usc.edu.

Requirements

Choose one course from the following list (4 units)
BUAD 304, Organizational Behavior      
PSYC 355, Social Psychology  (pre-req: PSYC 100) 
SOCI 320, Social Psychology

Choose one course from the following list (4 units)
MOR 431, Interpersonal Competence and Development (pre-req: BUAD 304) 
PSYC 457, Applied Social Psychology  (rec. pre-req: PSYC 355) 
SOCI 340, Organizations: Bureaucracy and Alternatives to Bureaucracy 
SOCI 342, Race Relations 
SOCI 345, Social Institutions 

Choose one course from the following list of classes on leadership (4 units)
CLAS 370, Leaders and Communities: Classical Models
IR 303, Leadership and Diplomacy 
MOR 470, Global Leadership  (pre-req: BUAD 304) 
MDA 325, Case Studies in Modern Leadership 
MDA 365, The Art and Adventure of Leadership 
PHIL 335, Theoretical Models of Leadership

Choose one course from the following list of classes on ethics (4 units)
BUCO 425, Public Communication in Ethics and Research (co-req: WRIT 340)
MOR 421, Social and Ethical Issues in Business (pre-req: BUAD 304) 
PHIL 340, Ethics
REL 341, Ethics in a Technological Society 
REL 375, Conflict and Change and the Ethics of Business 

Choose one of the following three capstone classes (4 units)
ECON 332 Contracts, Organizations, and Institutions (pre-req: ECON 203)
ECON 471 Economics of Labor Markets and Human Capital (pre-req: ECON 303 or equivalent)
MOR 471 Human Resources Management (pre-req: BUAD 304)
SOCI 430 Work and the Workplace 

TOTAL Requirements:  Five courses, 20 units