Programs : Overview
The labor and employment studies program provides students with an introduction to and understanding of the study of labor and employment relations, broadly defined.
Over the past few decades, the study of labor and employment relations has expanded significantly to include new topics that did not previously exist as areas of academic inquiry:
- globalization and employment relations
- international labor standards
- human rights and labor standards
- corporate social responsibility and corporate codes of conduct
- monitoring and accountability frameworks
- global supply and value chains
- corporate governance and employment relations
- “decent work”
- equality and diversity at work
- labor and “global cities”
- employment relations in emerging economies
- high performance work systems
- global corporations and global unions
These topics form the basis of the courses that make up the requirements for the major and minor.
The program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Labor and Employment Studies degree. A minor in labor and employment studies is also offered. For more program information, see Programs : Undergraduate.