Curriculum

The Master degree in Labor Studies requires 36 credits. This includes required courses and electives. 

Required courses include (4 credits each):

  • Labor Law
  • U.S. Labor History
  • Labor in the U.S. Economy
  • Labor Research
  • Organizing
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Capstone

Electives may include Labor Studies courses or courses in other departments. Students meet with their faculty advisor to tailor a course of study that fits their interests. Electives taught in Labor Studies include (4 credits each):

  • Comparative Labor Movements
  • Issues and Debates in the Contemporary Labor Movement
  • Work and the Labor Process
  • Working Class and Union Culture
  • Race, Gender, Immigration, and Labor
  • Labor and Globalization
  • Labor and Community
  • Women and Work
  • Labor and Politics
  • Labor and Film