Labor Studies Major

Description: A program that focuses on the study of various aspects of work, labor organization and policy, and labor movements from the perspective of the social sciences and history. Includes instruction in labor history; political and ideological issues; worker movements and social organizations; civil rights; labor law and policy studies; labor economics; international and comparative labor studies; and applications to specific industries, groups, locations, and time periods. Is Labor Studies the right major for you?
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Labor Studies Major

What Courses Do Labor Studies Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Labor Studies majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Bargaining Strategies
  • Division of Labor
  • Legislative Structure
  • Organizing Strategy
  • Union Administration
  • Worker's Rights
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