Program

Curriculum Highlights

Our curriculum is designed to prepare students with a broad education in the nature of work and the workplace.  Courses are taught by a world-renowned faculty known for their teaching ability, cutting-edge research, and real-world experience in the field.  

Required courses include:

  • Introduction to Labor Studies or Work, Society, & the Quality of Life
  • Employment Law
  • Perspectives—a survey of theories relevant to the major, taught with an emphasis on professional communication/writing
  • Capstone Internship—students with prior with experience can take any 200-400 level 37:575 course to substitute capstone internship requirement after they have uploaded their resume to their personal “Drop Box” on the BS in Labor Studies Sakai website
  • Research Methods/Statistics course

Elective major courses may include:

(Elective courses offered are at the discretion of the director of the program)

  • Development of the Labor Movement
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • Labor Relations in Professional Sports
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Social Movements, Social Change, & Work
  • Working Women in American Society
  • Other courses that may be of interest to you

 

Undergraduate Courses

Current Courses - 3 credits, unless specified (click to view description):

  • Black Workers in American Society - taught each term, including summer
  • Development of the Labor Movement I (U.S. Labor History before 1900) - taught at least once a year
  • Development of the Labor Movement II (U.S. Labor History, 20th century) - taught fall & spring
  • Diversity in the Workplace (U.S. emphasis) - taught each spring
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace - taught each fall
  • Employment Law - taught each term, including summer
  • Introduction to Labor Studies & Employment Relations - taught every term including summer
  • Labor Relations in Professional Sports - taught every term, including summer
  • Latino Workers in the U.S. - taught each term, including summer
  • Occupational Safety and Health - taught each term, including summer
  • Organizational Behavior - taught every term, including summer
  • Perspectives on Labor Studies (Required theory class for majors) - taught fall & spring
  • Professional Development Strategies - taught fall & spring
  • Social Movements, Social Change and Work (Global emphasis) - taught in summer
  • Technological Change and the World of Work - taught at least once a year
  • The Work-Education Connection - taught spring 2015; rotation TBD
  • Working Women in American Society - taught each term, including summer
  • Writing in Employment Relations - taught each term, including summer
  • Youth and Work - taught spring 2015; rotation TBD
  • The Work-Education Connection - taught spring 2015; rotation TBD

One Credit Courses:

  • Religion in the Workplace (1 cr) - taught fall & spring
  • Social Media in the Workplace (1 cr) - taught fall & spring

 

Graduate Courses

Current Courses - 3 credits, unless specified (click to view descriptions):

  • American Labor Law - taught spring 2014, spring 2015; rotation TBD
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace - taught every fall
  • The Inclusive Workplace - taught every spring
  • Topic: Organizational Behavior - taught each term, including summer
  • Women and Work - taught fall 2014; rotation TBD
  • Writing in Employment Relations - taught every term

 

Courses Under Development

  • Labor & the Global Economy (UG) - begins summer 2015
  • Leadership (UG) - begins fall 2015
  • Leading Organizational Change (MLER) - begins fall 2015
  • Workers' Movement in NJ (UG) - begins fall 2015

 

Instructors

Many faculty members have taught online courses including: