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Courses at the 300-level

LBRS 301: Theories of the Labor Movement

The aims, functions, and social role of the labor movement are studied. Included is a critical analysis of both old and new theoretical approaches, as well as simulations, role playing, films, and guest speakers.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 9 credit hours of labor studies courses or consent of program director
LBRS 302: Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration

The processes and machinery of contract negotiation and enforcement are studied. Topics include bargaining structures, economic issues, standards for wage bargaining, pensions, job security, inflation, and the jobs of stewards.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 9 credit hours of labor studies courses or consent of program director
LBRS 303: The Sociology of Work

Students' work experiences and career choices are examined against the backdrop of occupational and social change: the workplace, labor markets, and the family.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 9 credit hours of labor studies courses or consent of program director
LBRS 304: Contemporary Labor Problems

The historical (social, economic, political, intellectual) perspective on some of the troublesome issues of contemporary labor relations is studied. Selected topics are investigated with the help of guest lecturers expert on these topics.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 9 credit hours of labor studies courses or consent of program director
LBRS 305: Women and Work

The experiences of women in the work force, the family, and the community are examined. Topics include the history, growth, and definition of women's occupations, job experiences, and roles in labor unions.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 9 credit hours of labor studies courses or consent of program director
LBRS 306: Organized Labor and the Urban Crisis

The critical role played by organized labor in the urban community is studied through a historical and topical approach. Pressures placed on organized labor by modern society and labor's reactions to those pressures are also assessed.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 9 credit hours of labor studies courses or consent of program director
LBRS 307: Minority Workers and Organized Labor

The historic and current relationship of minority workers and the American labor movement are explored. Included is an examination of governmental and union policies and philosophies with regard to minority workers.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 9 credit hours of labor studies courses or consent of program director
LBRS 361: Seminar on the Future of the Labor Movement

This seminar functions as a study commission charged to develop a report on the future of the labor movement. The project is organized so that students may develop their own specific areas of responsibility and expertise.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 15 credit hours of labor studies courses or consent of coordinator

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