Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Students will gain an understanding of the theoretical framework and distinct visions and goals of the labor movement in the United States historically and at present.
  • Students will understand the strategic challenges working people and organized labor face today and faced in the past in the U.S. and in the global economy. They will develop ability to do critical analysis on strategy and tactics historically, through critical research on the global economy, and by developing the skills of strategic planning in a contemporary context.
  • Students will develop skills in labor negotiation, in labor organizing and mobilization, and in union leadership all within the confines of law and practice.
ECON 340Collective Bargaining3
ECON 341Union Leadership and Administration3
or A&S 341 Union Leadership and Administration
ECON 402Labor and the Global Political Economy3
HISTORY 366RRAmerican Labor History3
POL-SCI 360Labor, Politics and Society3
or ECON 150 Introduction To Labor Studies
POL-SCI 370Labor Law3
Total Credits18

Students take all six courses listed. They can take one or two 3-credit courses per semester. Classes alternate between
Wednesday evenings and Saturdays (7 meetings per semester, 9am-4pm) and rotate to be available at all times on a three year rotation.
At two classes a semester, a student can complete the program in 3 semesters.