Minor in Labor Studies

About the Minor in Labor Studies

The Minor in Labor Studies is a 15-credit course of study designed to offer degree-seeking students from a wide range of backgrounds an understanding of the major issues in the field. Labor studies as a discipline acknowledges insights which have emerged from decades of university-union cooperation in labor education and fulfills an academic need to study labor affairs apart from the traditional framework of industrial relations. According to this concept, Labor Studies is the academic examination of issues which confront people in their pursuit of their need for rewarding employment. The focus of inquiry is on workers as individuals, as members and/or leaders in their unions or associations, and as citizens of their communities.

Minor Requirements

Minimum of 15 credit hours. Courses are to be selected in consultation with an advisor. A grade of ā€œCā€ or better is required for all courses (ā€œC-ā€œis not acceptable). Other related courses may be accepted as electives pending approval by the Labor Center Program Coordinator.

One Required Core Course: (3 credits)

LBS 3001 Labor and Globalization (Global Learning Course)

Two Labor Studies Courses (6 credits)

(additional courses from this list may be use as electives).

LBS 3943 Internship in Labor Studies
LBS 4101 Theories of the Labor Movement
LBS 4154 Workers and Diversity (Global Learning Course)
LBS 4210 Women and Work (Global Learning Course)
LBS 4501 Labor Law
LBS 4610 Cross Cultural Dimensions of Latin American Labor Relations (Global Learning Course)
LBS 4654 Comparative and International Labor Studies (Global Learning Course)
LBS 4900 Directed Study in Labor Studies

Two Related Electives : (6 credits)

(Choose from the list below or select other approved courses from related disciplines).

LBS 3468 Introduction to Mediation (Global Learning Course)
LBS 3480 Introduction to Conflict Resolution (Global Learning Course)
LBS 3482 Methods of Conflict Resolution
LBS 4101 Theories of the Labor Movement
LBS 4150 Contemporary Labor Issues
LBS 4154 Workers and Diversity (Global Learning Course)
LBS 4210 Women and Work (Global Learning Course)
LBS 4260 Union Leadership and Administration
LBS 4401 Labor Contract Negotiations
LBS 4461 Labor Dispute Resolution
LBS 4483 Organizational Conflict
LBS 4484 Classroom Conflict Resolution
LBS 4487 Conflict Theories
LBS 4501 Labor Law
LBS 4610 Cross Cultural Dimensions of Latin American Labor Relations (Global Learning Course)
LBS 4654 Comparative and International Labor Studies (Global Learning Course)
LBS 4905 Topics in Labor Studies
LBS 4930 Topics in Labor Studies

For additional information, please contact the Labor Center Program Coordinator at hodgsonj@fiu.edu