LSER Department Goals for Its Undergraduate Students, Rutgers Core Curriculum Goals, and SMLR Learning Objectives
 

Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department Goals*

Rutgers Undergraduate Core Curriculum

SMLR Learning Objective

1. Demonstrate an understanding of perspectives, theories, and concepts

Social analysis goal SCL-1

IV

2. Apply those concepts, along with substantive institutional knowledge, to contemporary developments

Social analysis goal SCL-2

VI

3. Assess and critique relevant evidence and research findings

Social analysis goals SCL-2

III

4. Make an argument using contemporary or historical evidence

Writing & Communication goal WCR

I

5. Access high-quality historical, qualitative, and/or quantitative evidence

Social analysis goal SCL-2

III

6. Analyze the degree to which forms of human difference shape a person’s experience of work

Contemporary Challenges goal CCD-1

V

7. Analyze contemporary global issues using multiple perspectives

Contemporary Challenges goal CCO-1

V

8. Analyze issues of social justice both in the U.S. and globally

Contemporary Challenges goal CCD-2

V

9. Communicate complex ideas, in standard written English, to a general audience

Writing & communication goal WCR

I

10. Communicate effectively to others in the field of labor and employment relations

Writing & communication goal WCD

I

11. Analyze and synthesize information or ideas from multiple sources to develop new insights

Writing & communication goal WCD

I

12. Formulate, evaluate and communicate conclusions and inferences from quantitative information

Quantitative reasoning goal QR

II

13. Work productively in teams, in social networks, and on an individual basis

 

VII

*All goals refer to matter related to work or to the field of labor and employment relations.


LSER Undergraduate Courses
 

Number

Short Name

RU CORE Objective

SMLR Objective

LSER Objective

100

Intro

SCL

IV, VI

1, 2

110

Work, Society & Quality of Life

CCO, SCL

IV, V, VI

1, 2, 6

201

U.S. Labor & Work before the End of Reconstruction

SCL, HST, WCr, WCd

I, IV

1, 4

202

History of Labor & Work 1880-1945

SCL, HST, WDr, WCd

I, IV

1, 4

203

Work/Labor History 1940 On

 

IV

1

207

NJ Labor History

 

I, IV

1, 4

215

Youth and Work

CCD, SCL

IV, V, VI

1, 2, 6

220

Law for Business & Non-Profits

 

IV, VI

1, 2

230

People, Work & Organizations

SCL

IV, VI

1, 2

250

Finance for Personal and Prof. Success

QQ, QR

II

12

294

Avoid Sexual Harassment (1 credit)

 

V

6

295

Workplace Violence (1 credit)

 

VI

2

297

Religion in the Workplace (1 credit)

 

V

6

298

Social Media in the Workplace (1 credit)

 

VI

2

300

Writing in LS & Employment Relations

WCr, WCd

I

4, 9, 10

301

Labor Movements & Democracy

CCO

V

7, 8

302

Comparative Social & Employment Policy

CCO

V

7, 8

303

Black Workers

CCD, SCL

IV, V, VI

1, 2, 6

304

Comparative ER Wealthy Nations

 

V

7, 8

307

Latino Workers

CCD

V

6

308

Dynamics

 

VII

13

309

Working women

CCD, SCL

IV, V, VI

1, 2, 6

310

Labor Relations in Professional Sports

 

VII

13

311

Organizational Design & Structure

 

V

7

312

Conflict & Conflict Resolution

 

VI

2

313

Technological Change & Work

 

VI

2

314

Collective Bargaining

 

I, VII

4, 13

315

Employment Law

 

VI

2

316

Employment Discrimination Law

 

VI

2

317

Contingent & Nonstandard Work

 

VI

2

318

Leaderships in Work Organizations

 

VII

13

319

Leadership & Governance Labor Unions

 

VI

2

320

Immigration & Public Policy

 

V

6

321

Immigration Law & Employee Rights

 

VI

2

322

American Unions & Politics

 

V

7

325

Economics of Employment Relationship

 

IV, VI

1, 2

326

Negotiation Concepts & Techniques

 

VI, VII

2, 13

330

Working Women & the Law

 

VI

2

335

Women & Labor – Global Perspective

 

V

6, 7, 8

336

ER in Emerging Economies

 

V

7, 8

337

Workers & Multinationals

 

V

7, 8

338

Occupational Safety & Health

 

IV

2

340

American Labor Law

 

VI

2

345

Organizational Behavior & Work

 

V, VII

6, 13

350

Public Sector Collective  Bargaining

 

VI

2

355

Current Labor Problems

 

V, VI

2, 7, 8

357

Social Movements, Social Change & Work

CCD

V

8

359

Organizing for Social Change

CCD

IV, VI

1, 2

360

Union Organizing

 

VI

2

361

Labor & Corporate Restructuring

 

V

7

362

The Work Education Connection

 

VI

2

363

Labor & the Global Economy

CCD

V

8

364

Diversity in the Workplace

CCD

V

6, 8

365

Disability, Work & Society

 

V

6, 8

366

Asian American Workers

 

V

6

367

Emotional Intelligence

 

IV, VI

1, 2

368

Professional Development Strategies

 

VI, VII

2, 13

375

Benefits & Social Insurance

 

V

7

376

Corporate Governance

 

I, III, VI

2, 4, 5

377

Democratic Workplaces

 

I, VI

2, 4

378

Social Entrepreneurship

 

I, VII

10, 13

385

Finance for Organizational Leadership

 

II

12

395

Perspectives

 

IV

1

401

Research Methods

 

III

5

402

Research Corporations & Industries

 

III

5

403

Problem-Solving Tools

 

III

5

404

Survey Design & Admin

 

III

5

407

Workers Movements in New Jersey

 

I, IV

1, 4

450

Senior Seminar

 

VI, VII

2, 13