The Schmidt Labor Research Center offers an undergraduate minor Labor and Employee Relations. The program aims to educate students about the impact of jobs on life and society-- and how we can meaningfully alter that relationship.
This minor draws from every area of social science to examine the practical problems in factories, offices, corporations and labor unions. The curriculum also integrates the socioeconomic forces that make up personnel relationships in the world of blue and white collar employment.
With the Director of the SLRC, you will set a program of study, choosing from a diverse set of courses dealing with working life and the problems faced by working people.
Students in the labor studies minor are required to complete a total of 18 credits outside the major. Students must take LRS 480, Seminar in Labor Studies, and choose the remaining fifteen credits from the following classes:
|BUS 342||Human Resource Management|
|BUS 344||Labor Problems|
|BUS 443||Organization Development and Change|
|BUS 444||Labor Relations|
|BUS 445||Compensation Administration|
|HIS 349||History of American Labor|
|SOC 241||Work and Society|
|SOC 320||Formal Organizations|
|SOC 350||Work and Family LIfe|
|SOC 336||Social Inequality|
|SOC 432||Work, Employment and Society|
|PSC 369||Legislative Process and Policy Formation|
|ECN 338||International Economics|
|ECN 368||Labor Economics|
|ECN 386||The Economics of Race, Gender and Class|
|COM 460||Communication and Conflict Resolution|
|LRS 480||Seminar in Labor Studies|