Welcome to Human relations

Welcome

The Department of Human Relations was founded in 1970 with a mission to train graduate students to be agents of social change.  Over the past 4 decades, the department has grown to include a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Human Relations in Norman, and a Master’s degree in Human Relations (MHR) on the University of Oklahoma campuses in Norman and Tulsa.  The MHR is also offered through OU’s College of Continuing Education’s Advanced Programs, in weekend and week-long classes, in Norman, and on United States Military bases throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Human Relations (HR) is a multi-disciplinary field of study and professional practice combines theoretical perspectives from the social sciences and humanities, organizational studies, the world of work and service, and from multicultural studies.   The B.A. and the M.H.R. prepare students to meet the challenge of working in the increasingly diverse and global workplace.  Our graduate program offers emphases in organizational studies, counseling and the helping professions, and social change.  MHR graduates have used their studies to continue or embark on successful careers in the military, counseling and human services, non-profit organizations, education, government, corrections, athletic coaching and training, and in a multitude of other business and work settings.   In Oklahoma, the MHR with a counseling emphasis can be the first step to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.

We invite you to explore our site to learn more about Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma, and to meet our faculty, staff, students and alumni!

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Human Relations Course Offerings 2013

Norman

Spring 2013

Summer 2013 (Coming Soon)

Tulsa

Spring 2013

Summer 2013

 

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Human Relations Course Offerings 2013

Norman

Spring 2013

Summer 2013 (Coming Soon)

Tulsa

Spring 2013

Summer 2013

 

Our History and Founder

 

 

Dr. George Henderson Dr. Henderson

Dr. George Henderson became a University of Oklahoma faculty member in 1967. He was the third African-American appointed to a full-time faculty position. During his tenure, he has achieved many notable achievements, including four distinguished professorships and fifty University and community awards and honors.

Dr. Henderson created the Human Relations Program. He was dean of the College of Liberal Studies from 1996 to 2000. In 2001, the University established the Henderson Scholars Program to honor Dr. Henderson. Also, the Henderson-Tolson Cultural Center bears his name.

Dr. Henderson is a civil rights scholar and lecturer. He has authored or coauthored thirty books and fifty articles. He has served as a consultant to dozens of state and national organizations. In 2003, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. Also in 2003, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

OETA Interview with Dr. Henderson (Originally broadcast on February 22, 2011)

Background: George Henderson grew up in Alabama during the Great Depression. The son of sharecroppers, he was expected to rise above his surroundings and pull his family out of poverty. After fleeing to the Midwest, he graduated from college, served in the Air Force and became an educator and community activist. In 1967, Henderson accepted a job as professor at the University of Oklahoma, a place his mentor warned was “a small redneck school in a backward state.” Henderson moved his family into a state and city that was not yet ready for the change he was destined to bring, and began his life’s work. Against the odds, Henderson courageously confronted “institutionalized racism” and led the movement for racial equality at the university and across the state. Henderson inspired his students to chip away at the formidable color barrier that stood in their way and established a new era of human relations in Oklahoma. In celebration of Black History Month, George Henderson shares his experiences in the struggle for civil rights with Dick Pryor in the new OETA production, “A Conversation With….George Henderson.” “A Conversation With…George Henderson” provides a unique and deeply personal account of Oklahoma history through the eyes of one of the nation’s most eloquent and respected civil rights scholars.

Learn more about Dr. Henderson